US Army Job Profile: 15T UH-60 Helicopter Repairer

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Basic Job Description

The UH-60 Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on UH-60 helicopters (also known as 'Black Hawk' 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 UH-60 helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, and 15 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
  • Fix hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems

ASVAB Score Required: 104 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

Similar Civilian Occupations

  • The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or power plant mechanic.

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