The aircraft powerplant repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components. With hundreds of Army National Guard missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft powerplant repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.
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
Job training for an aircraft powerplant repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 17 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.
Advanced Individual Training: 17 weeks, 4 days at Fort Eustis, VA
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
Interest in mathematics and shop mechanics
Interest in working with aircraft
Ability to use hand and power tools
Experience working with engine mechanics