Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (15B)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
The aircraft power plant repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.
- Maintain engine assemblies and engine systems
- Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions
- Perform limited maintenance operational checks
- Use and maintain common/special tools
- Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts
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 power plant repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 18 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:
- Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
- Engine disassembly, inspection and repair
- Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
- Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
- Interest in working with aircrafts
- Ability to use hand and power tools
- Working with engine mechanics
Required ASVAB Score(s)Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 104
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 as an airframe/power plant mechanic with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines and government agencies.
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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