Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

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

Supervises, inspect, and perform aviation unit (AVUM), intermediate (AVIM), and depot maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components.

Skill Level 1 Removes, replaces, services, prepares, preserves, cleans, and stores engine assembles or components. Disassembles, repairs, resembles, adjusts, and diagnostically tests turbine engine systems, subsystems, and components according to directives. Assists in troubleshooting engines and rigging engine controls. Performs limited maintenance operational checks. Uses and performs user maintenance on common and special tools. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft engines. Prepares request for turn-ins and repair parts and engine components. Prepares forms and records related to MOS.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties described in previous skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft engines and their components. Participates in maintenance test flights as required.

Skill Level 3 Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel performing aircraft powerplant 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 aircraft engine maintenance and shop operations. Instructs personnel and conducts technical training in aircraft engine system maintenance, supply, and safety techniques. Evaluates the technical training program. Monitors requisition of parts, tools, and supplies.

Physical Demands Rating: 
very heavy
Physical Profile Serial #: 
222222
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
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 15B course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation School) mandatory or meet the Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program (ACASP) criteria listed in AR 601-210. Waiver for formal training or ACASP 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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