AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer
The AH-64 attack helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the AH-64 attack helicopters (also known as the “Apache”). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.
- Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
- Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
- Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for an AH-64 attack helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 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:
- Engine disassembly and repair
- Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
- Fix hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
- Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
- Interest in working with aircrafts and engine mechanics
- Ability to use hand and power tools
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 99
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Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
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Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or power plant mechanic.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
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