As an AH-64 armament/electrical/avionic systems repairperson, you will maintain twin-engine attack helicopters. You will work on instruments, weapons, landing gear, rotors, and many other helicopter parts. The Army MOS for this job is 15Y. It is an entry-level job open to enlisted, active-duty personnel. The AH-64 Apache helicopter is a four-bladed aircraft with a two-person cockpit. As the job title suggests, MOS 15Y is responsible for diagnosing, repairing, and troubleshooting any issues with the AH-64. This includes preventive maintenance, ensuring weapons systems and other electronics are functioning properly, and keeping timely records of repairs and safety checks.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Your duties will include detecting and repairing malfunctions in the helicopter's systems and components, which include mechanical and electronic elements. These include the weapons and sighting systems, fire control units, stabilization systems, avionics, and controlled cryptographic equipment. You'll perform ammunition loading and unloading in the weapon subsystems. While you won't be flying these helicopters, you'll be tasked with doing everything else to keep them in shape for Army pilots.

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

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