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The Army employs a vairiety of Helicopters that serve many functions, ranging from Observation and transportation to combat. The Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer is vital in keeping these helicopters ready by maintaining the pneudraulics systems that link the aircraft’s controls with their operating components. Pneudraulics includes the hydraulic systems that transmit fluid pressure to components that control the aircraft and pneumatic systems that supply emergency pressure to the hydraulically operated components, and provide air cushioning to those that absorb shocks.

After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia where the Army will train you in the basics of pneumatics and hydraulics. Including how to identify and use different fluids and to operate the specialized tools needed to work these systems, to include fabricating their tubing, hoses and fittings; repairing damaged lines; and replacing O-rings.

After your Initial Entry and Advanced Individual Training, you’ll work supporting military operations, tracking malfunctions and repairing them; including the purifying and flushing of fluids. Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairers also operate and repair the aviation ground power unit. Additionally, they safely store various fluids and set up test equipment to analyze components in the field. You’ll also set up a portable field support shop to maintain these systems. Serving in this MOS can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector. Because your skills in leadership, teamwork, and problem solving are skills and values in demand by civilian employers.

The Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer is responsible for very important systems in Army aircraft and your abilities will be challenged to keep Army Aviation ready for action.

Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer (15H)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Entry Level

Overview

The aircraft pneudraulics repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft pneudraulics systems. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

Job Duties

  • Remove, repair and test pneudraulics systems, subsystems and assemblies
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions
  • Use and maintain common/special tools
  • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable/hazardous materials

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 aircraft pneudraulics repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 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:

  • Engine disassembly and repair
  • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
  • Fix hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems

Helpful Skills

  • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
  • Interest in working with aircrafts and engine mechanics
  • Ability to use hand and power tools

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

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.

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.

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 as an airframe or power plant mechanic.

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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