AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Army planes and helicopters need to be in tip-top shape inside and out to be ready to go at a moment's notice. As an Aircraft Structural Repairer in the Army National Guard, you will inspect, service, and repair structural components on aircraft to ensure that they are ready to deploy for training, rescue, humanitarian, security, or combat missions.
• Repair/replace aircraft structural components according to drawings, blueprints, directives, technical manuals, and safety procedures
• Fabricate structural parts using metal-forming techniques and fiberglass materials
• Make repairs to transparent plastic windows and enclosures
• Balance fixed-wing aircraft controls and apply primers/paints on aircraft surfaces
• Maintain facilities for storage of flammable/hazardous materials
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Engine disassembly and repair
• Repair of aluminum, steel, and fiberglass airframes/coverings
• Fix hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systems
• Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
• Ability to use hand and power tools
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines, and government agencies.
Earn While You Learn
Instead 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 Soldiers in the Aircraft Structural Repairer specialty consists of 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, plus 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. During this time, you will learn essential Soldiering skills and refine your aircraft repair abilities in the field and the classroom.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment's notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers' primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.