OH-58D Armament / Electrical / Avionics Systems Repairer (15J)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Entry Level
The aircraft armament/missile systems repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of electrical, mechanical and pneudraulics systems associated with aircraft armament and missile and fire control systems.
- Maintain aircraft armament/missile systems and components
- Perform operational checks, ammunition loading/unloading and weapon subsystems configuration changes for fire control systems
- Test, troubleshoot and repair test sets and diagnostic equipment
- Repair or replace instruments, such as tachometers, temperature gauges and altimeters
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.
Job training for an aircraft armament/missile systems repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 26 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 and system maintenance
- Troubleshooting procedures
- Soldiering skills
- Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
- Problem solving
- Ability to use hand and power tools
- Working with electrics and electronic equipment
Required ASVAB Score(s)Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 104, Electronics (EL) : 93
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
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 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 experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
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