The UH-60 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on UH-60 helicopters (also known as the Black Hawk). This is military occupational specialty (MOS) 15T in the U.S. Army. It's an important role, since the Black Hawk is usually a part of any combat situation. The helicopter has played a role in numerous battles, including in Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas around the world.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

All of the duties revolve around the Black Hawk helicopter, including removing and installing subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls, and their components. They're also responsible for servicing the aircraft and any subsystems. MOS 15T soldiers prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks, conduct scheduled inspections, and assist in performing special inspections. Their duties include operational maintenance checks and diagnosing and troubleshooting aircraft subsystems using special tools and equipment as required. They'll perform operator maintenance and repair and provide support for aircraft ground support equipment. And, of course, there's the paperwork: they prepare forms and records related to aircraft maintenance and other air crewmember duties. MOS 15T may also act in a supervisory capacity at times, providing technical guidance to subordinate personnel.

Military Duties Translated:

Performed general powerhouse mechanical equipment maintenance. Performed machine work using milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and grinders. Performed welding, brazing and soldering. Maintained domestic water system. Performed facilities maintenance, including maintenance of air conditioning/ventilation and heating systems, fire sprinkling system testing, and backup generator maintenance

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

Power Plant Mechanic