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OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (15J)

Transportation and Aviation Army MOS Information
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  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve

Hundreds of Army missions depend on aircraft for transport, patrol and flight training. Instruments, lights, weapons, ignition systems, landing gear 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 airplanes and helicopters are properly maintained and repaired.

The Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on the electrical, electronic, mechanical and pneudraulics systems associated with aircraft armament, missile and fire control systems. Some of your duties as an Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer may include:

  • Maintaining aircraft armament/missile systems according to technical manuals and safety procedures
  • Performing maintenance on aircraft weapon components, fire control units and sighting elements
  • Performing operational checks, ammunition loading/unloading and weapon subsystems configuration changes for fire control systems
  • Testing/troubleshooting and repairing test sets and diagnostic equipment
  • Replacing faulty wiring
  • Soldering electrical connections
  • Repairing or replacing instruments, such as tachometers, temperature gauges and altimeters
  • Reading electrical wiring diagrams

Training:

Job training for an Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks 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 Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairers supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer, you may also be involved in:

  • Participating in maintenance test flights as required