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15U -- CH-47 Helicopter Repairer

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Basic Job Description

The CH-47 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the CH-47 Helicopters (also known as the “Chinook”). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
  • Inspect and repair aircraft wings, fuselages and tail assemblies
  • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
  • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting

Training Information

Job training for a CH-47 helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 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: 222211

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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