The aircraft power plant repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.
Maintain engine assemblies and engine systems
Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions
Perform limited maintenance operational checks
Use and maintain common/special tools
Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts
Those who wish to apply must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. You must score high in the Mechanical Maintenance Section of the test.
Job training for an aircraft power plant repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 18 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:
Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
Engine disassembly, inspection and repair
Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
Interest in working with aircrafts
Ability to use hand and power tools
Working with engine mechanics
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104