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Military Occupational Specialty.

UH-60 Helicopter Repairer.

The UH-60, known as the Blackhawk, is one of the Army’s fastest and most maneuverable helicopters, designed to move troops and cargo in Army tactical resupply missions and for medical evacuations.

As a UH-60 Helicopter Repairer you’re a member of the maintenance team that keeps them ready for action.

Instructor describes what type of Soldier will succeed in this MOS.

After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

Soldier discusses what attracted them to this MOS.

The Army will train you to follow technical manuals, keep proper service records, and to identify and use tools of the trade, like a ratchet to tighten control rods, multi-meters to check for continuity and voltage, micrometers to measure critical components, and torque wrenches to tighten bolts to specific values on all aircraft systems.

You’ll train to troubleshoot aircraft systems using the Blackhawk maintenance trainer, and to repair or replace parts like the main rotor head, hydraulic pump, tail rotor drive shaft, stabilator actuator, and turbine engine.

You’ll also train to perform periodic maintenance by taking oil samples from the gear boxes, checking the blade indication method on the rotor blades, and inspecting aircraft components.

Soldier describes why they enjoyed the training.

After your Advanced Individual Training, you’ll perform rewarding work as a member of an aviation unit.

Where your duties may include checking lines and hoses for wear or leaks, replacing oil and filters, and keeping detailed log books.

You’ll also move aircraft for maintenance, prepare aircraft for flight, operate the aviation ground power unit, or serve as an air crew member.

Serving as a UH-60 Helicopter Repairer can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector because your training will prepare you to work on civilian aircraft including fixed wing aircraft.

Soldier describes how the skills in this MOS will help them succeed within the Army and beyond. (ANP)

You can ensure the Blackhawk is in topnotch shape to meet the Army's combat needs as a Military Occupational Specialt, UH-60 Helicopter Repairer.

UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (15T)

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

Overview

The UH-60 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the UH-60 Helicopters (also known as the “Black Hawk”). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

Job Duties

  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
  • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
  • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting

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 UH-60 helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, and 15 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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