15N - Avionic Mechanic - Army MOS Description

BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN - JANUARY 31: A U.S. Army 82nd Airborne soldier, Sgt. Adam Hyland from West Palm Beach, Florida works on the tail rotor of a MH-60 Blackhawk while on the flight deck at Bagram military base January 31, 2003 in Bagram, Afghanistan.
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Basic Job Description

The avionic mechanic performs maintenance on tactical-communications-security, communication, navigation and flight control equipment.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

  • Perform maintenance checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment
  • Maintain common/special tools and equipment
  • Troubleshoot equipment and diagnose repairs
  • Maintain shop and bench stock for aircraft avionics equipment

Training Information

Job training for an avionic mechanic requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Restore avionic systems and subsystems
  • Basic electronics theory
  • Common soldering and systems-installation practices

ASVAB Score Required: 93 in aptitude area EL

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

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    • The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with commercial airlines, aircraft manufacturers and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.

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