Skill Level 1 Diagnoses, troubleshoots, and repairs malfunctions in the AH-64D armament, electrical, and avionic systems and components including solid state and transistorized subsystems according to pertinent technical manuals, directives, and safety procedures. Performs maintenance, authorized modifications, and alignment on aircraft weapons components, fire control units, sighting elements, electronic devices, and mechanical devices. Repairs, replaces, and performs operational and preventive checks and alignments on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics, and controlled cryptographic equipment. Troubleshoots equipment-wiring harnesses using technical manuals and schematic drawings to diagnosis and isolate faults and effect repairs. Tests, troubleshoots, and repairs test sets and diagnostic equipment. Maintains records on weapons and subsystems. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for the armament, electrical, and avionic systems. Uses and performs operator maintenance on common and special tools. Prepares forms and records related to skill.
Skill Level 2 Performs duties of previous skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Schedules maintenance on test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment. Alters or modifies material according to Department of the Army approved modification work orders. Participates in maintenance test flights, as required.
Skill Level 3 Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate soldiers performing AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, or fire control systems 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 AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, or fire control systems maintenance and shop operations. Supervises the establishment of the Forward Area Rearming Point (FARP). Instructs personnel and conducts technical training in AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, or fire control systems maintenance, supply, and safety techniques. Evaluates the technical training program. Monitors requisition of parts, tools, and supplies.
Skill Level 4 Supervises AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems maintenance and technical inspection activities. Determines man-hours, personnel, parts, and facility requirements to repair AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, fire control systems, and associated equipment. Plans aircraft maintenance areas, repair shops, and facilities. Instructs subordinates in AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems repair and technical inspection techniques and procedures according to directives, technical manuals, work standards, and operational policies. Maintains supply economy and discipline. Supervises the armament, electrical, instrument and fire control systems technical training program. Prepares evaluations, special reports, and records pertaining to AH-64 armament, electrical, instrument, and fire control systems maintenance and related activities. Recommends and administers plans and policies.