The UH-60 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of UH-60 helicopters (also known as Black Hawks). With hundreds of Army National Guard missions depending on these helicopters, UH-60 helicopter repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.
- Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
- Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
- Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
- Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting
Job training for a UH-60 helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Engine disassembly and repair
- Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
- Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems