Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer

Ordnance Corps
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Performs intermediate and depot maintenance on aircraft communications equipment.

Skill Level 1 Troubleshoots faulty communications equipment to diagnoses and isolate the causes of equipment malfunction or nonfunction with common or specialized hand tools and test equipment. Replaces faulty components and individual parts. Tests, aligns, and adjusts repaired communications equipment. Alters or modifies communication equipment according to modification work orders. Performs operator maintenance on tools and test equipment. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft communications equipment. Prepares forms and records related to aircraft and communications equipment maintenance.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties described in previous skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Schedules maintenance on test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment. Troubleshoots and repairs faulty circuit boards.

Skill Level 3 Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel performing maintenance of aircraft communications equipment. 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 communications equipment repair operations. Instructs personnel and conducts technical training in aircraft communications equipment maintenance, supply, and safety techniques. Evaluates the technical training program. Monitors requisition of parts, tools, and supplies. Develops new electronic equipment while assigned to research and development projects.

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Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
100 total from GS+AS+MK+EI
Other Qualifications: 
  • Formal training (completion of appropriate nonresident instruction conducted under the auspices of USAAVNC or waiver issued by Commander, USAAVNC) mandatory or meet the civilian acquired skills criteria in accordance with AR 601-210.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse as defined below will disqualify any servicemember 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, third edition, 1987 (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, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center. A soldier/potential enlistee who completes any aspect of the ADAPCP program and is involved in an additional offense involving alcohol or alcoholabuse will be immediately reclassified or denied enlistment in this MOS as a high risk.
    2. Except as provided in (e) 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” use is disqualifying.
    4. Except as provided in (e) 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, nonjudicial 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 can-nabinoids disclosed in voluntary confessions of drug experimentation documented by information obtained from DD Form 1966 (Record of Military Processing - Armed Forces of the United States), SF 88 (Report of Medical Examination) or SF 93 (Medical Record - Report of Medical History). (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.
  • Normal color vision
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