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Army MOS 15B Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

Army missions depend on aircraft for transport, patrol and flight training. It’s up to the members of the aircraft repair team to ensure that all Army aircraft remain safe and ready to fly. As an integral member of this team, the Aircraft Powerplant Repairer inspects, services and repairs Army helicopters and airplanes.

The Aircraft Powerplant Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components. Some of your duties as an Aircraft Powerplant Repairer may include:

Remove, replace, service, prepare, preserve, clean and store engine assemblies or components

Disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, diagnostically test turbine engine systems,
subsystems and components according to directives

Assist in troubleshooting engines and rigging engine controls
Perform limited maintenance operational checks
Use and perform user maintenance on common and special tools
Requisition and maintain shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft engine
Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts and engine components

Job training for an Aircraft Powerplant Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 18 weeks, four days of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Engine disassembly and repair
Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes and coverings
Inspecting and repair of Aircraft engines and equipment

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Aircraft Powerplant Repairers provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Aircraft Powerplant Repairer, you may also be involved in:

Perform operational checks and scheduled inspections
Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft engines and subsystems
Participate in maintenance test flights as required

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you’ll learn as an Aircraft Powerplant Repairer will help prepare you for a future with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines and government agencies as an airframe or power plant mechanic.

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