MOS 15D—Aircraft Powertrain Repairer

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 15D, Aircraft Powertrain 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: 22 Weeks, 3 Days at Ft Eustis, Virginia
Other Requirements

Aircraft Powertrain Repairer (MOS 15D) Description / Major Duties:

The aircraft powertrain repairer supervises, inspects and performs aviation unit (AVUM), intermediate (AVIM) and depot maintenance on aircraft powertrain systems.

Duties for MOS 15D at each skill level are:

MOSC 15D1O. Removes and replaces powertrain quills, transmissions adapting parts, rotary wing hub and tanks. Disassemble friction dampers and hanger assemblies. Disassemble, repair, reassembles, adjusts, balances and aligns powertrain components, systems and subsystems to include main and tail rotor hub assemblies according to directives. Apply corrosion preventative procedures. Clean, preserve and store powertrain components. Perform nondestructive inspections on aircraft components and related items. Uses and performs operator maintenance on ground support equipment, common and special tools. Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft powertrain systems and subsystems. Prepares request for turn ins and repair parts for powertrain components. Prepare forms and records related to aircraft maintenance.

MOSC 15D2O. Performs duties described in paragraph (1) and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft powertrain components and their subcomponents. Participate in maintenance test flights as required.

MOSC 15D3O. Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel performing aircraft powertrain system maintenance and nondestructive inspection. 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 powertrain system maintenance, nondestructive inspection and shop operations. Instructs personnel and conducts technical training in aircraft powertrain system maintenance, nondestructive inspection, supply and safety techniques. Evaluate the technical training program. Monitors requisition of parts, tools, and supplies.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 15D:

(1) Normal color vision.
(2) Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 15D course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center) 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 powertrain experience, proper Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license for repair, and overhaul of aircraft powertrains.
(3) 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 complete the Army Substance Abuse (ASAP) Program 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, AHRC may waive this disqualification after a Soldier/potential enlistee in this MOS successfully completes the 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 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 DD Form 1966, DD Form 2808 or DD Form 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 15D:

A2—Aviation Safety

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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