The aircraft powertrain repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft powertrain systems. With hundreds of Army National Guard missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft powertrain repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.
- Repair powertrain quills, transmission adapting parts, rotary-wing hubs and tanks
- Disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, balance and align powertrain systems
- Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials
- Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts
Job training for an aircraft powertrain repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven 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:
- Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
- Engine disassembly, inspection and repair
- Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings