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Military Occupational Specialty.

Aircraft Structural Repairer.

The Army’s primary air transpirt is the helicopter and like all aircraft these vehicles are subject to damage. The Aircraft Structural Repairer plays an important role in assessing and repairing the damage these vital vehicles sustain.

The most extreme damage usually occurs during combat operations, but severe weather and unforeseen accidents, plus the stress of everyday operations, all take their toll on these powerful machines.

To keep them flying, the the Aircraft Structural Repairer repairs on all sections of the aircraft’s external frame…from the rotor blades to the landing gear.

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

You will be trained to interpret technical manuals and directives containing schematics and repair procedures and to follow instructions on how to properly use common tools, pneumatic tools, and precision tools.

You’ll train to remove and install various types of rivets that hold aircraft panels together and train to make simple patches on metal surfaces or replace entire panels when needed.

Modern Army aircraft use many composite materials, so you’ll train as well to repair or replace entire parts made of fiberglass, Carbon Fiber, and other substances.

After your advanced individual training, you’ll perform rewarding work where you may make emergency or permanent repairs to transparent plastic widows, use precision gauges to assess the classification of damage, and use the proper tools to cut sheet metal or heat-treat metal.

Additional duties may include applying corrosion-preventative treatments to aircraft metals and safely storing hazardous materials.

Serving as a Aircraft Structural Repairer can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector because your abilities in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills and values are in demand.

Helicopter damage may occur anytime, on or off the battlefield, and as a Aircraft Structural Repairer you’ll use your skills and knowledge to return these aircraft to full working condition.

Military Occupational Specialty.

Aircraft Structural Repairer.

Aircraft Structural Repairer (15G)

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


The aircraft structural repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft structures. 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

  • Repair/replace aircraft structural components according to drawings, blueprints, directives, technical manuals and safety procedures
  • Fabricate structural parts using metal-forming techniques and fiberglass materials
  • Make repairs to transparent plastic windows and enclosures
  • Balance fixed-wing aircraft controls and apply primers/paints on aircraft surfaces
  • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable/hazardous materials


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 structural 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.


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.


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

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