The Army maintains its own Aviation rotary wing helicopter units, and they provide their own military repair teams also. The technician that works on US Army Aviation power trains work on both powertrain and engine equipment. 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. It is a vital job that is even more important in the days since 9-11 and in the War on Terror.
You will be trained to inspect and supervise repair on Army airplanes and helicopters. The Army uses its aircraft to patrol and transport, as well as training of personnel for a variety of Army missions. 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. The Aircraft powertrain and engine repairer works on the large systems of an aircraft. You will work on various fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft powertrains and engines, and repair problems in different engines and systems. Training begins with Basic Combat Training for nine weeks, then an additional 18 weeks of individual advanced training. 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 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. Part of your duties will include: removing and repairing, adjusting, balancing and aligning various parts of a Aviation engine powertrain, disassembling hangar assemblies and friction dampers. 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.
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You will be responsible to inspect, troubleshoot, service, and repair issues affecting the Aircraft engine, or powertrain on Army Aviation Craft. You will work at any of the many facilities in the United States or around the world that the Army serves at.