Avionic Mechanic (15N)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Entry Level
The avionic mechanic performs maintenance on tactical-communications-security, communication, navigation and flight control equipment.
- Perform maintenance checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment
- Maintain common/special tools and equipment
- Troubleshoot equipment and diagnose repairs
- Maintain shop and bench stock for aircraft avionics equipment
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 avionic mechanic requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 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:
- Restore avionic systems and subsystems
- Basic electronics theory
- Common soldering and systems-installation practices
- Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
- Interest in working with aircrafts
- Ability to work as a member of a team
Required ASVAB Score(s)Electronics (EL) : 93
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CompensationTotal compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.
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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