AH-64A Armament and Electrical System Repairer

Branch: 
Aviation
CMF: 
15X
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Performs aviation unit (AVUM), intermediate (AVIM), and depot maintenance on the AH-64 electrical and instrument systems and the electrical, electronic, mechanical, and pneudraulics systems associated with AH-64 armament/missile and fire control systems.

Skill Level 1 Diagnoses and repairs malfunctions in AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems and components including solid state and transistorized subsystems according to technical manuals, directives, and safety procedures. Performs maintenance, authorized modifications, and alignment on AH-64 weapons components, fire control units, sighting elements, electronic and mechanical devices, and instruments. Performs operational checks, ammunition loading/unloading, and weapon subsystems configuration changes for all AH-64 fire control systems. Test / troubleshoots and repairs test sets and diagnostic equipment. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems. Maintains facilities for storage of weapons, ammunition, and weapons cleaning equipment and supplies. Uses and performs operator maintenance on common and special tools. Maintains records on weapons and subsystems. Prepares forms and records related to MOS.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties of previous skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinate soldiers. Participates in maintenance test flights as required.

Skill Level 3 Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate soldiers performing AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, or fire control systems maintenance. Evaluates maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies. Performs maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control, and other maintenance management principles and procedures to AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, or fire control systems maintenance and shop operations. Supervises the establishment of the Forward Area Rearming Point (FARP). Instructs personnel and conducts technical training in AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, or fire control systems maintenance, supply, and safety techniques. Evaluates the technical training program. Monitors requisition of parts, tools, and supplies.

Skill Level 4 Supervises AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems maintenance and technical inspection activities. Determines man-hours, personnel, parts, and facility requirements to repair AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, fire control systems, and associated equipment. Plans aircraft maintenance areas, repair shops, and facilities. Instructs subordinates in AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems repair and technical inspection techniques and procedures according to directives, technical manuals, work standards, and operational policies. Maintains supply economy and discipline. Supervises the armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems technical training program. Prepares evaluations, special reports, and records pertaining to AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems maintenance and related activities. Recommends and administers plans and policies.

Physical Demands Rating: 
very heavy
Physical Profile Serial #: 
222222
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
100 total from GS+AR+MK+EI and 105 total from AS+MC+EI
Other Qualifications: 
  • Must be in grade specialist (E4) (non-promotable) or below unless they have held a CMF 15 MOS for a minimum of 12 months at skill level 1 or 2, 18 months at skill level 3, or 24 months at skill level 4. Waivers and/or exceptions must be approved by Cdr, USAAVNC, ATTN: ATZO-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36363-5000.
  • Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 15X course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation School) mandatory. Waiver for formal training criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAVNC, ATTN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362 for approval.
  • Normal color vision
  • Alcohol and drug abuse as defined below will disqualify any soldier or potential enlistee from this MOS. This disqualification will not be waived, even though the soldier/potential enlistee satisfactorily completes the Army Alcohol or Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Program or a civilian equivalent, except as specified below:
    1. A medically diagnosed history of alcohol abuse as defined in the substance use disorder section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, 3rd Edition, 1980 (DSM III) is disqualifying. Cdr, PERSCOM may waive this disqualification after a soldier/potential enlistee in this MOS successfully completes the Army Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program (ADAPCP) Track I, II or III, or its civilian equivalent, based on the recommendations of the chain of command and the Cdr, USA Aeromedical Center. A soldier/potential enlistee who completes any aspect of the ADAPCP program and is involved in an additional offense involving alcohol or alcohol abuse will be immediately reclassified or denied enlistment in this MOS as a high risk.
    2. Except as provided in (5) below, a wrongful or improper use of narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by 21 USC 801, et seq, is disqualifying.
    3. A positive result of urine test administered per AR 600-85 that leads to medical evaluation and a finding of “no diagnosis apparent, improper use” is disqualifying.
    4. Except as provided in (5) below, a documented instance of the use, sale, transfer, possession, or manufacture of any narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by 21 USC 801, et seq, is disqualifying. A documented instance includes conviction by any courts martial or any civilian court. Convictions include juvenile adjudication, non judicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, or voluntary confession after proper rights warning according to Article 31(b), UCMJ.
    5. A soldier or potential enlistee will not be disqualified for teenage civilian experimentation with marijuana or other cannabinoids disclosed involuntary confessions of drug experimentation documented solely by information obtained from DD Form 1966, SF 88, or SF 93. (Experimentation is defined as one time use or casual use over a short period of time resulting from peer pressure.) The use disclosed must have occurred prior to the individual’s 18th birthday, and prior to enlistment in any armed force.
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