– Aircraft Powertrain Repairer
Major duties. Note: The Army recently
changed this MOS from 68D to 15D. The
aircraft power train repairer supervises,
inspects and performs aviation unit,
intermediate and depot maintenance on
aircraft power train systems.
(1) Skill Level 1. Removes and replaces
power train quills, transmission adapting
parts, rotary wing hub and tanks. Dissembles
friction dampers and hanger assemblies.
Disassembles, repairs, reassembles,
adjusts, balances and aligns power train
components, systems and subsystems to
include main and tail rotor hub assemblies
according to directives. Applies corrosion
preventive procedures. Cleans preserves
and stores power train components. Performs
nondestructive inspections on aircraft
components and related items. Uses and
performs operator maintenance on ground
support equipment, common and special
tools. Maintains facilities for storage
of flammable and hazardous materials.
Requisition and maintains shop and bench
stock for repair of aircraft power train
systems and subsystems. Prepares request
for turn-ins and repair parts for power
train components. Prepares forms and
records related to aircraft maintenance.
(2) Skill Level 2. Performs duties
of pervious skill level and provides
technical guidance to subordinate personnel.
Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions
in aircraft power train components and
their subcomponents. 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 powertrain system
mainte nance and nondestructive inspection.
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
powertrain system maintenance, nondestructive
inspection and shop operations. Instructs
personnel and conducts technical training
in aircraft powertrain system maintenance,
nondestructive inspection, supply and
safety techniques. Evaluates the technical
training program. Monitors requisition
of parts, tools, and supplies.
Physical demands rating and qualfications
for initial award of MOS. Aircraft powertrain
(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
(e) Formal training (completion
of a resident MOS 15D course conducted
under the auspices of the U.S. Army
Aviation School) mandatory or meet the
ACASP criteria listed in AR 601-2 10.
Waiver for formal training or ACASP
criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAVNC,
ATITN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362
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 satisfactorily
completes the Army Alcohol or Drug Abuse
Rehabilitation Program or a civilian
equivalent, except as specified below:
(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,
(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 according
to Article 31(b), UCMJ.
(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 disclosed must have occurred
prior to the individual’s 18th birthday,
and prior to enlistment in any armed
Additional skill identifiers for Aircraft powertrain repairers.
(1) A2–Aviation Safety.
(2) N2–Nondestructive Test Equipment.
(3) P5–Master Fitness Trainer.
(4) 2S—Battle Staff Operations (skill
level 3 and above).
(5) 4A–Reclassification Training.