One of the more exciting military jobs in Army aviation support is the job of the Enlisted Electrical specialist. They are responsible for helping keep Army aircraft in the air and functioning at peak military and operational readiness. Working in the Army, as an Electrician on Army aircraft is an exciting and fast paced job, and it?s a job that requires you to be trained as an expert on the various electrical and mechanical systems featured on Army Aircraft.
Many different types of Army Missions are dependant on equipment, vehicles and aircraft for the patrol and transport of actual Army personnel and completion of Army missions. Hundreds of these missions need maintenance crews and one of the main important crewmembers is the Army Aircraft electrician. Its up to the Army Electrician to keep all the different lights, electrical systems, instruments, landing gear, and other electrical power aircraft parts working and in top running condition. It is a specific job that involves a lot of flexibility, and it is one that often involves travel, you may have to perform maintenance and repair on an aircraft a considerable distance from where you are based. The members of the electrical aircraft repair team make sure that these systems as well as the electrical portion of weapons systems on Army helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are repaired, operated and properly maintained. Most of the time you likely will be tasked to provide routine maintenance at the base or facility where you normally serve. The specialty of Army Aircraft Electrician is one that is constantly changing. With each new aircraft and type of airframe, the need for trained electronics and electric systems specialists increases. Working as an Army expert you will perform various electrical maintenance on electrical systems on the spectrum of Army Aircraft. As an Army Electrical Aircraft specialist you will work to inspect, supervise, and repairing electrical systems on various Army Aircraft, repairing, adjusting, testing, installing and troubleshooting electronic elements and electronic subsystems.
Other responsibilities that you will be involved in include; replacing faulting wiring on aircraft assemblies, troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical malfunctions and problems in electronic components, and applying basic principals of pneumatics. You will work to learn and study as you go along, as the field of Army Aviation electrical repair is constantly changing.