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Maintenance Repair Operations
To Join The Enlisted Ranks You MustBe a U.S. citizen or Green Card holderNon-citizens must speak, read, and write English fluently.Non-citizens must currently live in the U.S.Be in good health (Must be within the Army height and weight standards)Be 17 to 34 years old Have a high school diploma or GEDPass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test OverviewThe CH-47 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the CH-47 Helicopters (also known as the "Chinook"). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.Job DutiesRemove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controlsService and lubricate aircraft and subsystemsInspect and repair aircraft wings, fuselages and tail assembliesPrepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checksAssist in diagnosing/troubleshootingRequirementsThose who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.TrainingJob training for a CH-47 helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.Some Of The Skills You'll Learn AreEngine disassembly and repairRepair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coveringsFix hydraulic, fuel and electrical systemsHelpful SkillsPreference in mathematics and shop mechanicsInterest in working with aircrafts and engine mechanicsAbility to use hand and power toolsRequired ASVAB Score(s)Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.CompensationTotal compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.Earn Cash For In Demand JobsYou could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.Education BenefitsIn the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.Future Civilian CareersThe skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or power plant mechanic.PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) ProgramThose interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at ."Service to country, over 150 jobs in-demand career fields to choose from, great benefits and pay, and the opportunity to be part of a team."
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