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15G -- Aircraft Structural Repairer

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Basic Job Description

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.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

  • 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

Training Information

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

ASVAB Score Required: 104 in aptitude area MM

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222222

Other Requirements

  • 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 as an airframe or power plant mechanic.

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