MOS 15B—Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 15B, Aircraft Powerplant Repairer:

PULHES: 222222
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: MM: 104
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 17 Weeks, 4 Days at Ft Eustis, Virginia
Other Requirements

Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (MOS 15B) Description / Major Duties:

The aircraft powerplant repairer supervises, inspects and performs aviation unit (AVUM), intermediate (AVIM) and depot maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components.

Duties for MOS 15B at each skill level are:

MOSC 15B1O. Removes, replaces, services, prepares, preserves, cleans and stores engine assembles or components. Disassemble, repair, resembles, adjusts, diagnostically test turbine engine systems, subsystems and components according to directives. Assist in troubleshooting engines and rigging engine controls. Perform limited maintenance operational checks. Uses and performs user maintenance on common and special tools. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft engines. Prepares request for turn ins and repair parts and engine components. Prepare forms and records related to MOS.

MOSC 15B2O. Performs duties described in paragraph (1) and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft engines and their components. Participate in maintenance test flights as required.

MOSC 15B3O. Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel performing aircraft powerplant maintenance. Evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies. Performs maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control and other maintenance management principles, and procedures to aircraft engine maintenance and shop operations. Instructs personnel and conducts technical training in aircraft engine system maintenance, supply and safety techniques. Evaluate the technical training program. Monitors requisition of parts, tools, and supplies.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 15B:

(1) Normal color vision.
(2) Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 15B course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation School) mandatory or meet the ACASP criteria per paragraph (a) below. Waiver for formal training or ACASP criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAWC, ATTN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362-5000 for approval.
(a) ACASP qualification criteria. Must have 1 year turbine engine experience and proper Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license for repair and overhaul of aircraft turbine engines.
(4) Alcohol and drug abuse as defined below will disqualify any Soldier or potential enlistee from this MOS. This disqualification will not be waived, even though the Soldier/potential enlistee satisfactorily completes the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) or a civilian equivalent, except as specified below:
(a) A medically diagnosed history of alcohol abuse as defined in the substance use disorder section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th Edition, 2000 (DSM IV) is disqualifying. Cdr, HRC may waive this disqualification after a Soldier/potential enlistee in this MOS successfully completes the Army ASAP Education, out-patient or inpatient programs or its civilian equivalent, based on the recommendations of the chain of command and the Cdr, USA Aeromedical Center. A Soldier/potential enlistee who completes any aspect of ASAP and is involved in an additional offense involving alcohol or alcohol abuse will be immediately reclassified or denied enlistment in this MOS as a high risk.
(b) Except as provided in (e) below, a wrongful or improper use of narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by 21 USC 801, et seq, is disqualifying.
(c) A positive result of urine test administered per AR 600-85 that leads to medical evaluation and a finding of "no diagnosis apparent, improper use" is disqualifying.
(d) Except as provided in (e) below, a documented instance of the use, sale, transfer, possession, or manufacture of any narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by 21 USC 801, et seq, is disqualifying. A documented instance includes conviction by any courts martial or any civilian court. Convictions include juvenile adjudication, non judicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, or voluntary confession after proper rights warning according to Article 31(b), UCMJ.
(e) A Soldier or potential enlistee will not be disqualified for teenage civilian experimentation with marijuana or other cannabinoids disclosed in voluntary confessions of drug experimentation documented solely by information obtained from SF 2808 or SF 2807-2. (Experimentation is defined as one time use or casual use over a short period of time resulting from peer pressure.) The use disclosed must have occurred prior to the individual's 18th birthday, and prior to enlistment in any armed force.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 15B:

A2—Aviation Safety

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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