15N Avionics Mechanic

Employer
Army National Guard
Location
Fort Belvoir, VA
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 18, 2021
Ref
92828140
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionThe communications system, navigation, and flight controls are just a few examples of the dozens of electrical systems that help pilots keep aircraft safely in flight. As an Avionics Mechanic in the Army National Guard, you will make sure these systems and instruments operate properly.Through training and practice, you will learn how to perform maintenance on tactical communications-security, navigation, and flight control equipment. Specific duties may include: performing operational and preventive checks and alignments on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics, and controlled cryptographic equipment; troubleshooting equipment using technical manuals and schematic drawings; and inspecting and maintaining electrical systems that include wiring, electrical connections, and the repair and/or replacement of instruments.Job DutiesMaintain common/special tools and equipmentMaintain shop and bench stock for aircraft avionics equipmentSome of the Skills You'll LearnBasic electronics theoryCommon soldering and systems installation practicesHelpful SkillsPreference for mathematics and shop mechanicsAbility to work as a member of a teamAbility to multi-taskThe skills you learn as an Avionics Mechanic will help prepare you for a future with commercial airlines, aircraft maintenance firms, aircraft manufacturers, or other organizations that might have fleets of airplanes or helicopters.Earn While You LearnInstead 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 an Avionics Mechanic consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 25 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing electrical systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.Benefits/RequirementsBenefitsPaid trainingA monthly paycheckMontgomery GI BillFederal and State tuition assistanceRetirement benefits for part-time serviceLow-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)401(k)-type savings planStudent Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)Health care benefits availableVA home loansBonuses, if applicableMost non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to changeRequirementsMilitary enlistment in the Army National GuardMust be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificateMust be between the ages of 17 and 35Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standardsMust meet citizenship requirements (see for details)Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.Other Job InformationJob ID: 1421177ZIP Code: 220600000Job Category: AviationAge Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 engine airplane inspector mechanic aviation lead repair align calibrate power distribution aerospace aeronautics avionics line maintenance component overhaul standard wiring practices