When you think of the US Army you often think of ground based operations, but the US Army has its own aviation operations, mostly rotary wing helicopters. There are many different operations held each year that rely on Blackhawk helicopters for patrol, transportation, and flight training. Working in the US Army as a Blackhawk helicopter repair specialist is a very important mission, and it is job that is part of the vital US Army response.
Your Job Requires Teamwork.
The duties of a Blackhawk UH-60 mechanical Repairer also includes preparing helicopter aircraft for scheduled maintenance and inspection. You will be assigned to a team that is responsible for a specific group of rotary UH-60 Helicopter Aircraft. If you have a background in shop mechanics or the industrial arts, are good with hand and power tools, and if you have an interest in working with aviation and aircraft then this may be the job and career in the Army for you. As UH-60 Utility Helicopter mechanic that you may have to perform may include: installing, removing and repairing various aircraft subsystems. As an important member of the UH-60 Helicopter repair team you will be responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on helicopters in your unit. There are many civilian aviation careers that you can pursue if you are a trained UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter mechanic.
The members of the Army Blackhawk Helicopter repair team are responsible for making sure that the entire helicopter and rotary wing aircraft are checked out, and ready to fly in support of the Army mission. You will work on rotors, transmissions, gearboxes, engines, and mechanical flight controls, and their various components, repairing and servicing aircraft landing gear, lubricating and servicing aircraft and maintenance systems, and performing special inspections. You will be responsible as you rise in rank and rate to help train and supervise Blackhawk Mechanics who are junior enlisted personnel, to help them learn proper procedures and repair methods.
You will study electrical and fuel systems, hydraulic systems and how to repair steel, fiberglass and aluminum airframe coverings. You will work to study both in the classroom and in the field learning about basic helicopter engine disassembly and repair. This is an US Army job that deals with in depth aviation inspection and repair, and will lead to increased responsibility in the Army. This can lead to civilian employment and a lifelong repair career.