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AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer (15Y)

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Hundreds of Army missions depend on aircraft for transport, patrol and flight training. Instruments, lights, weapons, ignition systems, landing gears and many other aircraft parts are powered by electricity. It's up to the members of the aircraft electrician team to ensure that the electrical systems on helicopters are properly maintained and repaired.

The AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on the armament, electrical and avionic systems of the AH-64D helicopter, a twin-engine attack helicopter. Some of your duties as an AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer may include:

  • Diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing malfunctions in the AH-64D armament, electrical and avionic systems and components
  • Performing maintenance, authorized modifications and alignment on weapons components, fire control units, sighting elements, electronic and mechanical devices
  • Performing operational and preventive checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment
  • Troubleshooting equipment wiring harnesses
  • Testing, troubleshooting and repairing diagnostic equipment
  • Maintaining records on weapons and subsystems

Training:

Job training for an AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 24 weeks, two days of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing electrical systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you learn are:

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

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • An interest in mathematics and shop mechanics
  • An interest in solving problems
  • An interest in electricity and how electrical equipment works
  • An ability to work with tools

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairers supervise and train other Soldiers. As an advanced level AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer, you may also be involved in:

  • Participating in maintenance test flights as required
  • Scheduling maintenance on test, measurement and diagnostic equipment
  • Altering or modifying material according to AD approved modification work orders