Basic Job Description
The AH-64D armament/electrical/avionic systems repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of AH-64D helicopters, twin-engine attack aircraft. 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:
- Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in the AH-64D systems and components
- Maintain and authorize modifications to weapons components, fire control units, sighting elements, electronic and mechanical devices
- Perform operational and preventive checks
- Maintain records on weapons and subsystems
Job training for an AH-64D armament/electrical/avionic systems repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 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
- 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 commercial airlines, aircraft maintenance firms, aircraft manufacturers and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.