If you're looking for a career in the aircraft repair and maintenance field, then join the Army National Guard and watch your future take flight. Your work will keep Army airplanes and helicopters in top shape to support training, rescue, humanitarian, security, or combat missions.
As an Aircraft Powerplant Repairer, you will inspect, service, and repair turbine engines, parts, and electrical components on Army aircraft to ensure that they remain safe and ready to fly transport, patrol, and flight training missions.
Maintain engine assemblies and engine systems
Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions
Perform limited maintenance operational checks
Use and maintain common/special tools
Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
Repair of hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systems
Engine disassembly, inspection, and repair
Repair of aluminum, steel, and fiberglass airframes/coverings
Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
Ability to use hand and power tools
Working with engine mechanics
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines, and government agencies.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Soldiers in the Aircraft Powerplant Repairer specialty consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, plus 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. During this time, you'll learn essential Soldiering skills and refine your aircraft repair abilities in the field and the classroom.