CH-47 Helicopter Repairer 15U – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) – Army Careers

Overview

The CH-47 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the CH-47 Helicopters (also known as the “Chinook”). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

Job Duties

  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
  • Inspect and repair aircraft wings, fuselages and tail assemblies
  • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
  • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a CH-47 helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Engine disassembly and repair
  • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
  • Fix hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems

Helpful Skills

  • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
  • Interest in working with aircrafts and engine mechanics
  • Ability to use hand and power tools

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 104