Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

Aircraft Powerplant

– Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

Enlisted Officer Active

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Major duties. The aircraft power plant
supervises, inspects and performs
aviation unit, intermediate and depot
maintenance on aircraft turbine engines
and components.

(1) Skill Level 1. Removes, replaces,
services, prepares, preserves, cleans
and stores engine assembles or components.
Disassembles, repairs, resembles, adjusts,
diagnostically tests turbine engine
systems, subsystems and components according
to directives. Assists in troubleshooting
engines and rigging engine controls.
Performs limited maintenance operational
checks. Uses and performs user maintenance
on common and special tools. Requisitions
and maintains shop and bench stock for
repair of aircraft engines. Prepares
request for turn-ins and repair parts
and engine components. Prepares forms
and records related to skill.

(2) Skill Level 2. Performs duties
of pervious skill level and provides
technical guidance to subordinate personnel.
Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions
in aircraft engines and their components.
Participates in maintenance test flights
as required.

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(3) Skill Level 3. Supervises and provides
technical guidance to subordinate personnel
performing aircraft powerplant maintenance.
Evaluates maintenance operations and
facilities for compliance with directives,
technical manuals, work standards, safety
procedures and operational policies.
Performs maintenance trend analysis
and applies production control, quality
control and other maintenance management
principles and procedures to aircraft
engine maintenance and shop operations.
Instructs personnel and conducts technical
training in aircraft engine system maintenance,
supply and safety techniques. Evaluates
the technical training program. Monitors
requisition of parts, tools, and supplies.

Physical demands rating and qualifications
for initial award of MOS. Aircraft powerplant
(MOS 68B) must be in grade
specialist (E4) (non-promotable) or
below unless they have held a CMF 15
MOS for a minimum of 12 months at skill
level I or 2, 18 months at skill level
3 or 24 months at skill level 4. Waivers
and/or exceptions must be approved by
AL 36363-5000.

Aircraft powerplant repairers must
possess the following additional qualifications:

(a) A physical demands rating of very

(b) A physical profile of 222222.

(c) Normal color vision.

(d) A minimum score of 105 in aptitude
area MM.

(e) Formal training (completion of
a resident MOS 68B course conducted
under the auspices of the U.S. Army
Aviation School) mandatory or meet the
ACASP criteria listed in AR 601-210.
Waiver for formal training or ACASP
criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAVNC,
ATTN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362 for

(2) Alcohol and drug abuse as defined
below will disqualify any soldier or
potential enlistee from this MOS. This
disqualification will not be waived,
even though the soldier/potential enlistee
satis factorily completes the Army Alcohol
or Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Program
or a civilianequivalent, except as specified

(a) A medically diagnosed history of
alcohol abuse as defined in the substance
use disorder section of the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual III, 3rd Edition,
1980 (DSM III) is disqualifying. Cdr,
PERSCOM may waive this disqualification
after a soldier/potential enlistee in
this MOS successfully completes the
Army Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
and Control Program (ADAPCP) Track 1,
II or III, or its civilian equivalent,
based on the recommendations of the
chain of command and the Cdr, USA Aeromedical
Center. A soldier/potential enlistee
who completes any aspect of the ADAPCP
program and is involved in an additional
offense involving alcohol or alcohol
abuse will be immediately reclassified
or denied enlist ment in this MOS as
a high risk.

(b) Except as provided in (e) below,
a wrongful or improper use of narcotic
or other controlled substance or dangerous
drug as de fined by 21 USC 801, et seq,
is disqualifying.

(c) A positive result of urine test
administered per AR 600-85 that leads
to medical evaluation and a finding
of “no diagnosis apparent, improper
use” is disqualifying.

(d) Except as provided in (e) below,
a documented instance of the use, sale,
transfer, possession, or manufacture
of any narcotic or other controlled
substance or dangerous drug as defined
by 21 USC 801, et seq. is disqualifying.
A documented instance includes con viction
by any courts martial or any civilian
court. Convictions include juvenile
adjudication, non judicial punishment
under Article 15, UCMJ, or voluntary
confession after proper rights warning
ac cording to Article 31(b), UCMI.

(e) A soldier or potential enlistee
will not be disqualified for teenage
civilian experimentation with marijuana
or other can nabinoids disclosed in
voluntary confessions of drug experimenta
tion documented solely by information
obtained from DD Form 1966, SF 88 or
SF 93. (Experimentation is defined as
one time use or casual use over a short
period of time resulting from peer pres
sure.) The use diselosed must have occurred
prior to the individual’s 18th birthday,
and prior to enlistment in any armed

Additional skill identifiers.

(1) A2–Aviation Safety.

(2) P5–Master Fitness Trainer.

(3) 25–Battle Staff Operations (skill
level 3 and above).

(4) 4A–Reclassification Training.