Army Careers: Aircraft Structural Repairer(4:05)
When damaged Army aircraft are in need of repairs to once again become flightworthy, specially trained Aircraft Structural Repairers call upon their skills to fix what is needed.
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Aircraft Structural Repairer.
The Army’s primary air transpirt is the helicopter and like all aircraft these vehicles are subject to damage. The Aircraft Structural Repairer plays an important role in assessing and repairing the damage these vital vehicles sustain.
The most extreme damage usually occurs during combat operations, but severe weather and unforeseen accidents, plus the stress of everyday operations, all take their toll on these powerful machines.
To keep them flying, the the Aircraft Structural Repairer repairs on all sections of the aircraft’s external frame…from the rotor blades to the landing gear.
After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia.
You will be trained to interpret technical manuals and directives containing schematics and repair procedures and to follow instructions on how to properly use common tools, pneumatic tools, and precision tools.
You’ll train to remove and install various types of rivets that hold aircraft panels together and train to make simple patches on metal surfaces or replace entire panels when needed.
Modern Army aircraft use many composite materials, so you’ll train as well to repair or replace entire parts made of fiberglass, Carbon Fiber, and other substances.
After your advanced individual training, you’ll perform rewarding work where you may make emergency or permanent repairs to transparent plastic widows, use precision gauges to assess the classification of damage, and use the proper tools to cut sheet metal or heat-treat metal.
Additional duties may include applying corrosion-preventative treatments to aircraft metals and safely storing hazardous materials.
Serving as a Aircraft Structural Repairer can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector because your abilities in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills and values are in demand.
Helicopter damage may occur anytime, on or off the battlefield, and as a Aircraft Structural Repairer you’ll use your skills and knowledge to return these aircraft to full working condition.
Military Occupational Specialty.
Aircraft Structural Repairer.