Basic Job Description
The AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on the electrical, electronic, mechanical and pneudraulics systems associated with the AH-64A Apache helicopter.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
- Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in the AH-64A armament, electrical and avionic systems and components
- Perform operational and preventive checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment
- Perform ammunition loading/unloading and weapon subsystems configuration changes for all AH-64A fire control systems
- Maintain facilities for storage of weapons, ammunition, and weapons’
cleaning equipment and supplies
Job training for an AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 21 weeks and two days of Advanced Individual Training, including on-the-job instruction and practice in repairing electrical systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Electrical theory
- Troubleshooting procedures
- Soldering techniques
- Electrical system maintenance
ASVAB Score Required: 102 in aptitude area MM: 98 in aptitude area EL
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 airlines, aircraft maintenance firms, aircraft manufacturers or other organizations that might have fleets of airplanes or helicopters.