15R -- AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer

130319-A-OU450-213 FORT A.P. HILL, Va. –North Carolina National Guard’s 130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion Soldiers hold annual training here, March 19. The aviators fly aerial gunnery practice as ground crews maintain, repair and refueled twelve AH-64 Apache helicopters. “It is great to see training,” said Army Brig. Gen. Ernst, NCNG assistant adjutant general maneuver during his tour with other NCNG leaders of the site.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan, North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs

Basic Job Description

The AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on AH-64 Attack Helicopters (also known as 'Apache' helicopters).

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Removes and installs airplane subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components. Services and lubricates aircraft and subsystems.

Prepares aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks. Performs scheduled inspections and assists in performing special inspections. Performs limited maintenance operational checks and assists in diagnosing and troubleshooting aircraft subsystems using special tools and equipment as required. Uses and performs operator maintenance on tools, special tools and aircraft ground support equipment. Prepares forms and records related to aircraft maintenance. Performs air crewmember duties.

Provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Performs operational checks and scheduled inspections. Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft subsystems.

Training Information:

Job training for an AH-64 attack helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 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: Engine disassembly and repair, repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings and fix hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems.

ASVAB Score Required: 99 in aptitude area MM

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy.

Physical Profile Requirement: 222211

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse is disqualifying
  • Experimental use of Marijuana after age 18 is disqualifying
  • Documented instance of the use, sale, transfer, possession, or manufacture of any narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug is disqualifying

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