Army Reserve

AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer (15X)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

The AH-64A armament/electrical systems repairer is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on the electrical, electronic, mechanical and pneudraulics systems associated with the AH-64A Apache helicopter.

Job Duties

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in the AH-64A armament, electrical and avionic systems and components
  • Perform operational and preventive checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment
  • Perform ammunition loading/unloading and weapon subsystems configuration changes for all AH-64A fire control systems
  • Maintain facilities for storage of weapons, ammunition, and weapons’ cleaning equipment and supplies

Training

Job training for an AH-64A armament/electrical systems repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 21 weeks and two days of Advanced Individual Training, including on-the-job instruction and practice in repairing electrical systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Electrical theory
  • Troubleshooting procedures
  • Soldering techniques
  • Electrical system maintenance

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics, shop mechanics and solving problems
  • Proficient with tools
  • Interest in electricity and how electrical equipment works

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 102, Electronics (EL) : 98

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.

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 with airlines, aircraft maintenance firms, aircraft manufacturers or other organizations that might have fleets of airplanes or 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 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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