Army MOS 15Y AH-64A Armament Systems Repairer

Military missions depend on aircraft for transport, patrol and flight training. Instruments, lights, weapons, ignition systems, landing gears and many other aircraft parts are powered by electricity. It’s up to the members of the aircraft electrician team to ensure that the electrical systems on helicopters are properly maintained and repaired.

The AH-64A Armament/Electrical Systems Repairer is primarily responsible for performing aviation unit, intermediate and depot maintenance on the electrical, electronic, mechanical, and Pneudraulics systems associated with the AH-64A Apache helicopter, a twin-engine, four-bladed, multi-mission attack helicopter.

Some of your duties as a AH-64A Armament/Electrical Systems Repairer may include:
Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in the AH-64A armament, electrical and avionic systems and components

Perform maintenance, authorized modifications and alignment on weapons components, fire control units, and sighting elements, electronic and mechanical devices

Perform operational and preventive checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment

Perform ammunition loading/unloading and weapon subsystems configuration changes for all AH-64A fire control systems

Maintain facilities for storage of weapons, ammunition and weapons cleaning equipment and supplies

Troubleshoot equipment wiring harnesses
Test, troubleshoot and repair diagnostic equipment
Maintain records on weapons and subsystems

Training
Job training for an AH-64A Armament/Electrical Systems Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 21 weeks and two days of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing electrical systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Electrical theory
Troubleshooting procedures
Soldering techniques
Electrical system maintenance

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level AH-64 Armament/Electrical Systems Repairer provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level AH-64A Armament/Electrical Systems Repairer, you may be involved in:

Participate in maintenance test flights as required
Schedule maintenance on test, measurement and diagnostic equipment
Alter or modify material according to DA approved modification work orders

Related Army Positions
Aircraft Electrician (15F)
Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer (15H)
Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (15B)

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