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Army MOS 15U CH-47 Helicopter Repairer

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 CH-47 Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on CH-47 helicopters (also known as ‘Chinook’ helicopters).

Some of your duties as a CH-47 Helicopter Repairer may include:

Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes,
transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components

Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
Perform scheduled inspections and assist in performing special inspections
Inspect and repair aircraft wings, fuselages and tail assemblies
Perform limited maintenance operational checks and assist in diagnosing and troubleshooting
aircraft subsystems using special tools and equipment as required

Job training for a CH-47 Helicopter Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 16 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 CH-47 Helicopter Repairer provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level CH-47 Helicopter Repairer, you may be involved in:

Perform operational checks and scheduled inspections
Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions in aircraft subsystems

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a CH-47 Helicopter 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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OH-58D / ARH Helicopter Repairer (15S)

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