Basic Job Description
The aircraft electrician is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft electrical systems. They ensure that the electrical systems on airplanes and helicopters are properly maintained and repaired.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
- Diagnose malfunctions in electrical and electronic components
- Maintain electrical/electronic elements of assemblies nickel-cadmium batteries
- Use and maintain common/special tools
- Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials
- Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts
Job training for an aircraft electrician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 19 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:
- Electrical theory and system maintenance
- Troubleshooting procedures
- Soldiering skills
ASVAB Score Required: 104 in aptitude area MM
Security Clearance: None
Strength Requirement: very heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 222222
- Normal color vision required
- History of alcohol or drug abuse is disqualifying
- Experimental use of Marijuana after age 18 is disqualifying
- Documented instance of the use, sale, transfer, possession, or manufacture of any narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug is disqualifying
Similar Civilian Occupations
- The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with intelligence agencies, commercial airlines and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.