It's nice when an Army job title tells exactly what the job will entail. The CH-47 Helicopter Repairer, is, unsurprisingly, tasked with repairing these helicopters. Nicknamed the "Chinook," this aircraft is one of the heaviest the Army has and is used in numerous missions every year. This job gets the designation of military occupational specialty (MOS) 15U.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

These soldiers remove and install engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls in the Chinook, and inspect all its parts, including wings, fuselage, and tail.

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 Collaborate with other mechanics and electricians

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

Aircraft Mechanic