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Army MOS 15D Aircraft Power Train 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 Powertrain Repairer inspects, services and repairs Army helicopters and airplanes. The Aircraft Power train Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft powertrain systems. Some of your duties as an Aircraft Powertrain Repairer may include:

Remove and replace quills, transmission adapting parts, rotary wing hub and tanks
Disassemble friction dampers and hangar assemblies

Disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, balance and align powertrain components, systems and subsystems to include main and tail rotor hub assemblies according to directive

Perform operator maintenance on ground support equipment, common and special tools
Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials

Requisition and maintain shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft power train system and

Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts for power train components

Job training for an Aircraft Power train Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including inspection and repair of aircraft engines and equipment. 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

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

Perform operational checks and scheduled inspections
Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft power train components
Participate in maintenance test flights as required

Perform maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control and other
maintenance management principles and procedures to aircraft powertrain system
maintenance, nondestructive inspection and shop operations

Evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical
manuals, work standards, safety procedures and operational policies

Instruct personnel and conduct technical training in aircraft powertrain system maintenance,
nondestructive inspection, supply and safety techniques

Evaluate the technical training program
Monitor requisition of parts, tools, and supplies

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you’ll learn as an Aircraft Powertrain 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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