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Army MOS 15S OH-58D Helicopter Repairer

As an integral member of this team, the OH-58D Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on OH-58D helicopters (also known as ‘Kiowa Warrior’ helicopters).

Some of your duties as an OH-58D 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
Assist in diagnosing and troubleshooting aircraft subsystems using special tools
Use and perform operator maintenance on tools, special tools and aircraft ground support

Prepare forms and records related to aircraft maintenance

Job training for an OH-58D Helicopter Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 14 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 OH-58D Helicopter Repairer provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level OH-58D 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 an OH-58D 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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