15Y AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer

AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer Duties and Training

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As an AH-64 armament/electrical/avionic systems repairer, you will maintain twin-engine attack helicopters. The Army MOS for this job is 15Y. It is an entry-level job open to enlisted, active duty personnel, including women.

This is an Army job that is geared for soldiers who have skills in mathematics and enjoy working with electricity and using hand and power tools. You'll use your problem-solving abilities while maintaining helicopter systems.

Duties for AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer

Your duties will include detecting and repairing malfunctions in the helicopter's systems and components, which include mechanical and electronic elements. These include the weapons and sighting systems, fire control units, stabilization systems, avionics, controlled cryptographic equipment. You'll perform ammunition loading/unloading in the weapon subsystems You do preventative checks, and you must maintain records on the function of those systems.

What Are the Job Requirements for MOS 15Y?

  • ASVAB Score Required: 102 in aptitude area MM (mechanical maintenance) and 98 in aptitude area EL (electronics)
  • Security Clearance: None
  • Strength Requirement: Very heavy
  • Physical Profile Requirement: 222222
  • Normal Color Vision: Required
  • You can't have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, including experimental use of marijuana after age 18. You can't have any history of using, selling, or possessing controlled substances.

    Army PaYS Program for MOS 15Y

    If you enlist and enroll in the Army Partnership for Youth Success Program (PaYS) you are guaranteed a job interview with employers after your Army career. The employers interested in veterans with MOS 15Y skills include AAR Aircraft Services, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Company, and L-3 Communications Linguist Operations & Technical Support.

    Similar Civilian Occupations

    With the skills you develop in MOS 15Y, you could pursue a career in the aviation industry maintaining helicopters and airplanes. Jobs might be found with commercial airlines and companies that manufacture or repair aircraft. 

    What Job Training Is Done for MOS 15Y?

    If you enlist as an AH-64D armament/electrical/avionic systems repairer, you will first go through 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training (BCT). Then you will begin 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) that is specific for this job. It includes classroom learning as well as on-the-job training out in the field.

    You will learn about electrical systems including the theory behind these systems and how to maintain them. You'll learn how to detect the sources of problems and find solutions. You'll learn how to solder.

    The training takes place at Fort Eustis, Virginia. While you go through BCT and AIT, you will have limits on your personal freedom. The Phase System gives you increasing freedom as you progress from boot camp through your job training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions.

    Similar Army MOS

    Other Army jobs similar to MOS 15Y include 15S: OH-58D Helicopter Repairer and 15N: Avionic Mechanic.

    Both are open to enlisted personnel. While 15S is restricted to active duty personnel, 15N is open to both reserve and active duty personnel.