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AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer (15Y)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

The AH-64D armament/electrical/avionic systems repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of AH-64D helicopters, twin-engine attack aircraft. With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

Job Duties

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in the AH-64D systems and components
  • Maintain and authorize modifications to weapons components, fire control units, sighting elements, electronic and mechanical devices
  • Perform operational and preventive checks
  • Maintain records on weapons and subsystems

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for an AH-64D armament/electrical/avionic systems repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 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:

  • Electrical theory
  • Troubleshooting procedures
  • Soldering techniques
  • Electrical system maintenance

Helpful Skills

  • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
  • Interest in working with electricity
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to use hand and power tools

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 104, Electronics (EL) : 98

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

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

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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