Aircraft Powertrain Repairer

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

Supervises, inspects, and performs aviation unit (AVUM), intermediate (AVIM), and depot maintenance on aircraft powertrain systems.

Skill Level 1 Removes and replaces powertrain quills, transmissions adapting parts, rotary wing hub, and tanks. Disassembles friction dampers and hanger assemblies. Disassembles, repairs, reassembles, adjusts, balances, and aligns powertrain components, systems, and subsystems to include main and tail rotor hub assemblies according to directives. Applies corrosion preventative procedures. Cleans, preserves, and stores powertrain components. Performs nondestructive inspections on aircraft components and related items. Uses and performs operator maintenance on ground support equipment, common, and special tools. Maintains facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft powertrain systems and subsystems. Prepares request for turn-ins and repair parts for powertrain components. Prepares forms and records related to aircraft maintenance.

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

Skill Level 3 Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel performing aircraft powertrain system maintenance and nondestructive inspection. 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 powertrain system maintenance, nondestructive inspection, and shop operations. Instructs personnel and conducts technical training in aircraft powertrain system maintenance, nondestructive inspection, 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: 
  • Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 15D 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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