In the Army, an avionic mechanic is an aircraft version of a grease monkey. These soldiers know the complex avionics equipment used to fly Army planes inside and out. Avionics mechanic is military occupational specialty (MOS) 15N and plays a critical role in keeping Army planes and their equipment safe and up to date.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

These soldiers perform maintenance on Army aircraft flight controls, avionics, and cryptographic equipment. They work on all flight control systems, including tactical communications, security, navigation and flight control. They're also involved with troubleshooting and maintenance of aircraft systems and the tools used to repair and diagnose those systems.

Military Duties Translated:

Perform regular system inspections Maintain systems and equipment Use gauges and diagnostic tests to detect malfunctions Repair or replace broken aircraft parts Perform troubleshooting Keep maintenance and repair logs Use power and hand tools (e.g. cranes, grinders) Understand and apply guidelines from manuals and blueprints Ensure compliance with regional safety regulations

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Aircraft Mechanic