The US Army Aviation Power train repair field is a varied one, one that involves dealing with a number of different aviation engines, transmissions and power train setups. The US Army has advanced the uses of its Army Aircraft over the last two decades, they use its aircraft to patrol and transport, as well as training of personnel for a variety of Army missions. It is the mission of the Army Powertrain repair team to make sure that the engines and powertrain equipment on Army Aviation aircraft are safe and able to fly. If you have any background in aviation or mechanical repair, or if you have an interest in work involving aircraft, and if you are well versed in mathematics, then this may be a good choice for a job field for you.
Part of your duties will include: removing and repairing, adjusting, balancing and aligning various parts of a Aviation engine power train, disassembling hangar assemblies and friction dampers, replacement of transmission adapting parts, power train quills, and rotary tanks and wing hubs, and maintenance on ground operator support equipment. You will work at any of the many facilities in the United States or around the world that the Army serves at. You can work at a large base or facility, or be tasked as part of a deployment field unit repairing aircraft in the field. You will be trained to inspect and supervise repair on Army airplanes and helicopters. As a team member of the Army Aviation maintenance crew you will be responsible to inspect, troubleshoot, service, and repair issues affecting the Aircraft engine, or powertrain on Army Aviation Craft. The Aircraft power train and engine repairer works on the large systems of an aircraft. Training begins with Basic Combat Training for nine weeks, then an additional 18 weeks of individual advanced training. You will spend time in the field and in the classroom learning basics in fuel and hydraulic systems, electrical systems, airframe coverings, engine disassembly and repair, and fiberglass, aluminum and steel airframe components.
You will work on various fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft powertrains and engines, and repair problems in different engines and systems.
Other duties you will have as an Army Aviation repair specialist include preparing turn in requests and engine and part repair, maintain a bench and stock facilities for aircraft engine repair, and maintain hazardous materials and flammable fuel and materials.