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Naval Officer Overview

Whether you’re performing super-sonic precision maneuvers in an F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter or hunting enemy submarines in an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter, as a U.S. Navy Aviation Officer, you’d be part of a world-renowned aviation team.

Job Description

The Navy offers some of the world’s most advanced and comprehensive training in the field of aviation. Navy pilots, Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) and Aviation Maintenance Duty Officers (AMDOs) are part of this adrenaline-seeking team, which maintains and operates more than 6,000 aircraft. If you’re a physically fit individual who excels academically and possesses leadership qualities and a love of aircraft and flying, join one of our country’s most powerful aviation forces as a Navy Aviation Officer.

 

What will you do?

Pilot

As a Navy pilot, you’ll fly from land bases and ships, often at a moment’s notice, to perform missions across the globe. Pilots can fly in a number of Navy aircraft, including jet, helicopter, turbo-propeller, and other tactical aircraft. While training as a pilot, you will have the opportunity to request the training pipeline you would like to pursue upon completion of primary flight training. During advanced flight training you will learn skills specific to your aircraft such as air-to-air combat, bombing, search and rescue, aircraft carrier qualifications, over-water navigation, and low-level flying.

Variety is the order of the day as a helicopter pilot. You’ll have the opportunity to fly different missions from the decks of several types of Navy ships with such missions as anti-submarine warfare or tracking potential enemies. Helicopter pilots search for underwater mines, fly vertical replenishment missions, and conduct emergency search and rescue missions.

As a turbo-prop pilot, you may fly a multi-engine E-2C Hawkeye early-warning aircraft on a radar-surveillance warfare mission from either a carrier or shore station. Turbo-prop pilots conduct some of the Navy’s most important missions including tracking submarines, surveillance, and collecting photographic intelligence.

Naval Flight Officer

Imagine the skills and concentration needed to track a submarine while flying just 200 feet above stormy seas. Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) are the key to successful mission accomplishment. A select group of individuals have the combination of talent and dedication it takes to be an NFO. NFOs receive specialized training on the advanced tactical systems and complex communications systems found in Navy aircraft. You’ll study aerodynamics, aircraft engine systems, meteorology, navigation, flight planning and aircraft safety. NFOs train and specialize in specific aircraft including:

  • Strike: EA-6B Prowler electronic countermeasures aircraft
  • Strike Fighter: F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet jet fighters
  • Advanced Radar Navigation and Airborne Early Warning System: E-2C Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft
  • Advanced Navigation: P-3C Orion antisubmarine aircraft

Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer

Aviation Maintenance Duty Officers (AMDOs) play a vital role as the managers of the Navy’s aviation fleet. As an AMDO, you are responsible for ensuring that all aircraft maintenance is executed correctly so that the crew is provided with a safe and operation-capable aircraft on each and every mission. AMDOs also manage all material and manpower needed to support flight operations. In this aviation profession, you will receive formal technical and managerial training, which you will use to provide support to your squadron’s personnel and aircraft.

Earn while you learn

Aviation Officers receive some of the most rigorous and prestigious training the Navy has to offer. The Aviation Officer Program has earned a reputation as one of the finest in the world. Following your initial flying tour, attending the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, is one possibility that allows you to earn a master’s or doctoral degree while being paid full-time as an Officer in the Navy.

Special Pay / Bonuses

Naval Aviation Officers (Pilots and NFOs) receive aviation career incentive pay in addition to their regular salary. Student Aviation Officers receive $125 per month flight pay during flight training. As an Aviation Officer, your monthly flight pay depends on your time in service and increases by hundreds of dollars within a few years to the current maximum of $840 per month. In addition, you may be eligible for continuation bonuses at the end of your initial commitment.

Skills and Training

The U.S. Navy offers the world’s most advanced and comprehensive aviation training to individuals who demonstrate academic and physical aptitude and a potential for leadership and responsibility.

Aviation Officer candidates must have a bachelor’s degree before attending Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, Rhode Island. OCS prepares you for the roles and responsibilities expected of, and afforded to, U.S. Naval Officers through academic and military courses and physical fitness training. All Officers entering aviation programs also complete a six-week air indoctrination course at Naval Aviation Schools Command, also in Pensacola. Prospective pilots and NFOs then attend primary flight training.

Upon completion of primary flight training, pilots and NFOs request an aircraft pipeline and enter the intermediate phase of flight training, which builds upon the prerequisites of basic flight and navigation training. Advanced naval flight training is tailored for mission specifics and upon completion, both pilots and NFOs are awarded their wings of gold and report to their respective Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS) for training in their specific aircraft.

AMDOs attend Aviation Maintenance School in Pensacola, Florida to learn leadership, logistics, and operational support of the Naval aviation fleet.

Career Outlook

Navy pilots fly the most sophisticated combat and transport aircraft in the world. The flight hours, precision, and flight expertise you will gain as an Aviation Officer will undoubtedly afford you a prestigious career in the Navy or in the civilian sector working for a major airline, as a private aircraft operator or as a pilot or aircraft maintainer for corporations or government agencies.

Enlisted Job Overview

A ballet amongst organized chaos. That’s the best way to explain one of the coolest and most exciting places to work in the Navy – the flight deck. If you’re into speed and adrenaline, as well as airplanes, jets, and helicopters – this is the career field for you.

Job Description

Stimulate your senses on the deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier or the tarmac of a squadron’s flight line on an island in the Pacific. Naval air forces provide vital attack, defense, and logistic support to the fleet, with some of the most modern, innovative, and high-tech aircraft in the world. Yet not one SH-60 Seahawk helicopter or F/A-18 Super Hornet jet leaves the flight deck without the support of well-trained air and ground crews. This is where the enlisted men and women in the aviation field come into play.

What will you do?

Sailors in the aviation field are involved in almost every detail of flight operations, and their jobs are to ensure that every aircraft that leaves the flight deck can perform its mission successfully and return home safely. Some duties performed by the professionals in Aviation include:

  • Inspect and maintain aircraft electrical systems, navigation systems, internal safety systems, engines, fuel, fuselage, wings, and landing gear as well as the pilots’ personal safety gear
  • Work as aircrewmen aboard aircraft, assisting pilots with antisubmarine warfare, mine countermeasures, and search and rescue operations
  • Operate and maintain hydraulic and steam catapults to launch aircraft
  • Operate and maintain landing gear systems, brakes, and related systems
  • Perform handling duties related to the launch and recovery of Naval aircraft
  • Electronically detect and track ships, submarines, aircraft, and missiles

Skills and Training

The training you will receive in this field is a mix of hands-on experience and classroom study. Advanced technical and operational training in the aviation field is also available as part of your career development.

Your training may also prepare you for the following future civilian careers:

  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aviation Support Equipment Repairer
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Computer Peripheral Equipment Operator

Earn College Credits

Much of the training you’ll receive in the aviation field can be counted toward credit hours for a vocational certificate, as well as towards a college degree.

Career Outlook

Certain skills/jobs learned within this occupational specialty transfer directly to the civilian world. Civilian airports, airline industries, and government and law enforcement agencies, as well as aircraft manufacturers, are always in need of individuals with skills in the aviation field.


Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions and Qualification Factors

Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Launching and Recovery Equipment (ABE)

General Info:

Aviation Boatswain's Mates play a major part in launching and recovering naval aircraft quickly and safely from land or ships. This includes preparing and fueling planes prior to take- off and after landing. They may specialize in launching and recovering aircraft on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, ABE; aircraft fueling and fuel systems, ABF; or aircraft handling, fire fighting and salvage and rescue operations, ABH. Later in their careers ABs can earn the advanced AB rating that requires supervision of all these individual specialties.

What They Do:

The duties performed by ABEs include: maintaining and performing organizational maintenance on hydraulic and steam catapults, barricades, arresting gear and arresting gear engines; operating catapult launch and arresting consoles, firing panels, water brakes, blast deflectors and cooling panels; performing aircraft-handling duties related to the operation of launching and recovery of naval aircraft.

Detailed List of required Duties:


Note: Below are listed responsibilities for grades E-4 (3) and E-7 (c) for this job. Pay grades E-1 through E-3 assist in these tasks

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A. RECOVERY SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

A4.001 RIG AND UNRIG BARRICADES

A4.002 CONDUCT PRE- AND POST-OPERATIONAL INSPECTIONS ON RECOVERY EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS

A4.003 OPERATE ARRESTING GEAR ENGINE CONTROL STATIONS

A4.004 OPERATE SHEAVE DAMPERS

C. LAUNCHING SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

C4.001 STAND CATAPULT STEAM AND SECURITY WATCH

C4.002 PERFORM PRE- AND POST-LAUNCH INSPECTIONS

C4.003 OPERATE JET BLAST DEFLECTORS

C4.004 PERFORM AS BRIDLE HOOKUP/HOLDBACK CREW MEMBER

C4.005 PERFORM AS CATAPULT CONSOLE RECORDER

C4.006 PERFORM AS WATER BRAKE OPERATOR

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A. RECOVERY SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

A5.001 PERFORM AS ARRESTING GEAR DECKEDGE STATION OPERATOR

A5.002 TRANSFER ARRESTING ENGINE FLUID TO AND FROM STOWAGE TANK

A5.003 PERFORM AS ARRESTING ENGINE ROOM PETTY OFFICER

A5.004 PERFORM AS ARRESTING GEAR PRI-FLY CONTROLLER

B. RECOVERY SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

B5.001 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR ARRESTING GEAR TOPSIDE EQUIPMENT

B5.002 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR BELOW DECK ARRESTING

GEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS

B5.003 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR BARRICADE ENGINE SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS

B5.004 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR BARRICADE POWER PACKAGE

C. LAUNCHING SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

C5.001 OPERATE CATAPULT DECKEDGE CONTROL STATIONS

C5.002 PERFORM EMERGENCY LOWERING OF JET BLAST DEFLECTORS

C5.003 OPERATE LINEAR RETRACTION AND TENSIONING ENGINE

C5.004 OPERATE ROTARY RETRACTION AND TENSIONING ENGINE

D. LAUNCHING SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

D5.001 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR LINEAR RETRACTION AND TENSIONING ENGINE COMPONENTS

D5.002 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR ROTARY RETRACTION AND TENSIONING ENGINE COMPONENTS

D5.003 OVERHAUL LINEAR RETRACTION AND TENSIONING ENGINE ADVANCE AND RETRACT STROKE BUFFERS

D5.004 OVERHAUL LINEAR RETRACTION AND TENSIONING ENGINE CONTROL PANELS

D5.005 OVERHAUL ROTARY RETRACTION AND TENSIONING ENGINE CONTROL PANELS

D5.006 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR NOSE GEAR LAUNCH ASSEMBLIES

D5.007 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR JET BLAST DEFLECTORS

D5.008 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR CATAPULT SHUTTLE ASSEMBLY

D5.009 PERFORM NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTIONS

D5.010 PERFORM DAILY AND PERIODIC QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTIONS AS A COLLATERAL DUTY INSPECTOR

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A. RECOVERY SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

A6.001 SUPERVISE ARRESTING GEAR TOPSIDE CREW

A6.002 SUPERVISE BELOW DECK ARRESTING GEAR OPERATIONS

B. RECOVERY SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

B6.001 OVERHAUL ARRESTING ENGINE SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS

B6.002 PREPARE ARRESTING ENGINE SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES AND REVIEW COMPLETED MAINTENANCE DATA FORMS

B6.003 MANAGE RECOVERY SYSTEMS QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMS

C. LAUNCHING SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

C6.001 SUPERVISE CATAPULT TOPSIDE CREW

C6.002 SUPERVISE BELOW DECK CATAPULT OPERATIONS

D. LAUNCHING SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

D6.001 MANAGE CATAPULT QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMS

D6.002 PREPARE LAUNCHING SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES AND REVIEW COMPLETED MAINTENANCE DATA FORMS

D6.003 OVERHAUL LAUNCHING SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT AND CONTROLS

ABEC

A. RECOVERY SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

A7.001 COORDINATE, MONITOR, AND EVALUATE RECOVERY SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

B. RECOVERY SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

B7.001 COORDINATE AND MANAGE RECOVERY SYSTEMS OVERHAULS

C. LAUNCHING SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

C7.001 COORDINATE, MONITOR, AND EVALUATE LAUNCHING SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

D. LAUNCHING SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

D7.001 COORDINATE AND MONITOR LAUNCHING SYSTEMS OVERHAULS


Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Fuels ABF

General Info:

Aviation Boatswain's Mates play a major part in launching and recovering naval aircraft quickly and safely from land or ships. This includes preparing and fueling planes prior to take- off and after landing. They may specialize in launching and recovering aircraft on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, ABE; aircraft fueling and fuel systems, ABF; or aircraft handling, fire fighting and salvage and rescue operations, ABH. Later in their careers ABs can earn the advanced AB rating that requires supervision of all these individual specialties.

What They Do:

The duties performed by ABFs include: operating, maintaining and performing organizational maintenance on aviation fueling and lubricating oil systems on CVs, CVNs, LPHS and LPDS; observing and enforcing handling safety precautions and maintaining fuel quality surveillance and control in aviation fuel systems; supervising the operation and servicing of fuel farms and equipment associated with the fueling and defueling of aircraft ashore and afloat; training, directing and supervising fire fighting crews, fire rescue teams, and damage control parties in assigned fuel and lubricating oil spaces.


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A. QUALITY SURVEILLANCE

A4.001 TAKE FUEL SAMPLES

A4.002 DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY AND THE AMOUNT OF FREE WATER AND SOLID CONTAMINATION PRESENT IN AIRCRAFT FUEL

A4.003 DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF FUEL SYSTEM ICING INHIBITOR PRESENT AND THE FLASH POINT OF JET FUELS

A4.004 CALIBRATE FREE WATER DETECTORS AND CONTAMINATED FUEL DETECTORS

B. JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEM OPERATIONS

B4.001 ALIGN VALVES AND OPERATE JP-5 SERVICE FILTER

B4.002 SOUND AND TAKE WATER CUTS ON JP-5 FUEL TANKS

B4.003 ALIGN THE JP-5 SERVICE SYSTEM AND PUMP JP-5 FOR SERVICE AND FLUSHING OPERATIONS

B4.004 ALIGN THE JP-5 TRANSFER SYSTEM AND TRANSFER/PURIFY JP-5

B4.005 ALIGN AND OPERATE JP-5 CENTRIFUGAL PURIFIERS

B4.006 ALIGN THE JP-5 STRIPPING SYSTEM AND STRIP JP-5 TANKS

B4.007 ALIGN THE JP-5 AUXILIARY SYSTEM AND PERFORM AUXILIARY FUELING

C. JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

C4.001 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE ON VALVES

D. CATAPULT LUBE OIL SYSTEM OPERATIONS

D4.001 ALIGN THE LUBE OIL SYSTEM TO RECEIVE, ISSUE AND OFFLOAD LUBE OIL

F. FLIGHT/HANGAR DECK OPERATIONS

F4.001 ALIGN AIRCRAFT FUELING STATIONS FOR FLUSHING,FUELING, AND DEFUELING OPERATIONS

F4.002 DEMONSTRATE AIRCRAFT FUELING, FLIGHT DECK OPERATIONS HAND SIGNALS

F4.003 PERFORM FLUSHING, FUELING, AND DEFUELING OPERATIONS

F4.004 ALIGN JP-5 UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT STATIONS ANDRECEIVE JP-5

G. FLIGHT/HANGAR DECK EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

G4.001 CUTBACK, REPAIR FUEL HOSES

G4.002 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT FUELING NOZZLES AND NOZZLE QUICK-DISCONNECTS

G4.003 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE ON CLA-VAL FUELING, DEFUELING VALVES

G4.004 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT FUELING STATION DEFUEL PUMPS

H. MOTOR GASOLINE (MOGAS)/INERT GAS SYSTEM OPERATIONS

H4.001 ALIGN MOGAS STATION AND FUEL VEHICLES

H4.002 OPERATE PORTABLE INERTNESS ANALYZER (PIA)

J. SHOREBASED REFUELING

J4.001 CONDUCT PRE/POST OPERATIONAL INSPECTIONS ON

REFUEL AND DEFUEL VEHICLES AND REFUEL, DEFUEL AIRCRAFT

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B. JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEM OPERATIONS

B5.001 MONITOR JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

C. JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

C5.001 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE, OVERHAUL MAINTENANCE ON JP-5 POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS

C5.002 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE ON

JP-5 CENTRIFUGAL PURIFIERS

C5.003 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE, OVERHAUL MAINTENANCE ON JP-5 SERVICE FILTERS

E. CATAPULT LUBE OIL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

E5.001 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE, OVERHAUL MAINTENANCE ON LUBE OIL PUMPS

E5.002 PERFORM PREVENTIVE, CORRECTIVE, OVERHAUL MAINTENANCE ON LUBE OIL AUTOMATIC RELIEF VALVES

F. FLIGHT/HANGAR DECK OPERATIONS

F5.001 RECORD DAILY FUEL ISSUES AND MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT FUEL STATUS BOARDS

G. FLIGHT/HANGAR DECK EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

G5.001 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT FUELING STATION LECTRICAL CONTINUITY SYSTEMS

G5.002 OVERHAUL AIRCRAFT FUELING STATION CLA-VAL FUELING, DEFUELING VALVES, DEFUEL PUMPS, AND HOSE REELS

H. MOTOR GASOLINE (MOGAS)/INERT GAS SYSTEM OPERATIONS

H5.001 ALIGN MOGAS DISTRIBUTION AND INERT GAS SYSTEMS AND PERFORM SYSTEM DRAINBACK

H5.002 ALIGN DISTRIBUTION, FILLING, AND SEAWATER SYSTEMS TO RECEIVE AND PUMP, OFFLOAD MOGAS

H5.003 ALIGN STRIPPING SYSTEM AND STRIP MOGAS TANKS

J. SHOREBASED REFUELING

J5.001 COORDINATE REFUELING AND DEFUELING OPERATIONS, AND DISPATCH FUEL TRUCKS

J5.002 PREPARE, COLLECT, REVIEW, AND VERIFY FUEL ISSUE, DEFUEL DOCUMENTS

ABF1

B. JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEM OPERATIONS

B6.001 TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR EXCESSIVE WATER IN JP-5 FILTER CLEARWELLS, EXCESSIVE PRESSURE DROP

ACROSS JP-5 FILTER ELEMENTS, AND EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OR UNUSUAL SEDIMENT IN JP-5 FILTER SUMPS

B6.002 MONITOR JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

C. JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

C6.001 PERFORM CORRECTIVE, OVERHAUL MAINTENANCE ON JP-5 CENTRIFUGAL PURIFIERS

C6.002 OVERHAUL CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS

C6.003 CONDUCT PIPING REPAIRS

F. FLIGHT/HANGAR DECK OPERATIONS

F6.001 COORDINATE AND MONITOR AIRCRAFT FUELING STATIONS FLUSHING, FUELING, AND DEFUELING OPERATIONS

G. FLIGHT/HANGAR DECK EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

G6.001 DIRECT AN AVIATION FUEL DAMAGE CONTROL REPAIR PARTY

J. SHOREBASED REFUELING

J6.001 REFUEL AND RECEIVE FUEL FROM SHIPS, BARGES, AND TANKERS

K. AVIATION FUELS TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

K6.001 PREPARE AVIATION FUELS SOUNDING REPORTS AND UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT BILLS

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B. JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEM OPERATIONS

B7.001 COORDINATE JP-5 BELOW DECKS SYSTEMS OPERATIONS

K. AVIATION FUELS TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

K7.001 PREPARE AVIATION FUELS CASUALTY REPORTS, DAILY FUEL REPORTS; MAINTAIN JP-5, LUBE OIL ISSUE AND

RECEIPT DOCUMENTS; REQUISITION FUELS, LUBE OILS, AND PERFORM FUEL AUDITS

K7.002 REVIEW AVIATION FUELS OVERHAUL WORK PACKAGES, EVALUATE AVIATION FUELS MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, AND SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE


Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Handling (ABH)

General Info:

Aviation Boatswain's Mates play a major part in launching and recovering naval aircraft quickly and safely from land or ships. This includes preparing and fueling planes prior to take- off and after landing. They may specialize in launching and recovering aircraft on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, ABE; aircraft fueling and fuel systems, ABF; or aircraft handling, fire fighting and salvage and rescue operations, ABH. Later in their careers ABs can earn the advanced AB rating that requires supervision of all these individual specialties.

What They Do:

The duties performed by ABHs include: supervising the movement, spotting and securing of aircraft and equipment ashore and afloat; performing crash rescue, fire fighting, crash removal and damage control duties in connection with launching and recovery of aircraft.

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing.

Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20. Normal hearing required. Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating.

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A. SHIPBOARD/SHORE STATION AIRCRAFT HANDLING

A4.001 DIRECT HELICOPTER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY AS LANDING SIGNAL ENLISTED (LSE)

A4.002 MONITOR LAUNCH AND RECOVERY DURING EMCON CONDITIONS

A4.003 DIRECT AIRCRAFT DURING NIGHT OPERATIONS USING WANDS

A4.004 RAISE AND LOWER FLIGHT DECK ELEVATORS

A4.005 OPEN AND CLOSE ELEVATOR DOORS

A4.006 SPOT AIRCRAFT ASHORE

A4.007 SPOT OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE AIRCRAFT ON THE HANGAR DECK

A4.008 ORGANIZE AND CONDUCT PRE/POSTOPERATIONAL INSPECTIONS ON SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AND MOBILE CRASH CRANES

A4.009 MONITOR THE STOWING AND RIGGING OF TEMPORARY LIFELINES AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT

A4.010 ENSURE PLATFORMS, STANCHIONS, AND WHIP ANTENNAS ARE FREE OF OBSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO RAISING AND LOWERING

A4.011 RIG, DERIG, AND STOW SAFETY RAILS, FLAG STAFFS, ETC.

A4.012 MONITOR STARTING, SHUTDOWN, AND POSITION OF AUXILIARY POWER UNITS (APU), AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS (APP), AND ENGINES DURING AIRCRAFT STARTING EVOLUTIONS

A4.013 OPERATE FLIGHT DECK AND HANGAR DECK COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

A4.014 PERFORM EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR AIRCRAFT HUNG ORDNANCE

A4.015 INSTALL AND REMOVE AIRCRAFT CHOCKS, CHAINS, AND TOWBARS DURING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

B. AIRCRAFT FIRE FIGHTING/CRASH AND SALVAGE

B4.001 INITIATE HANGAR DECK SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND PERFORM DUTIES OF AQUEOUS FILM-FORMING FOAM (AFFF) STATION OPERATOR DURING FLIGHT OR HANGAR DECK FIRES AND CRASHES

B4.002 PERFORM DUTIES AS HOSE TEAM LEADER AND MEMBER DURING FLIGHT DECK OR HANGAR DECK CRASHES, FIRES, AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

B4.003 PERFORM DUTIES AS CRASH AND SALVAGE CREWMAN DURING AIRCRAFT CRASHES, FIRES, AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

B4.004 ATTACH/REMOVE HOISTING CABLES AND FITTINGS TO AND FROM AIRCRAFT

B4.005 REMOVE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FROM FIRE SCENE

B4.006 POSITION CRASH DOLLIES

B4.007 RIG AND DERIG BARRICADE RAMPS (CONFLAG OPERATOR)

B4.008 PERFORM DUTIES OF THE HANGAR DECK CONFLAGRATION STATION WATCH STANDER (CONFLAG OPERATOR)

C. SHORE-BASED EMERGENCY ARRESTING GEAR OPERATIONS

C4.001 PERFORM DAILY INSPECTION OF THE E-5 AND E-28 ARRESTING GEAR

C4.002 ATTACH CROSS-DECK PENDANTS ON E-5 AND E-28 ARRESTING GEAR

C4.003 INSPECT AND INSTALL CROSS-DECK PENDANTS AND WIRE SUPPORTS ON THE E-5 AND E-28 ARRESTING GEAR

D. SHIPBOARD/SHORE STATIONS MAINTENANCE

D4.001 PERFORM FLIGHT AND HANGAR DECK SCRUBBINGS

D4.002 REPAIR FLIGHT AND HANGAR DECK PERSONAL PROTECTIVE AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

D4.003 PERFORM PM AND REPAIR SAFETY NETS

D4.004 INSPECT AND TAG PAD EYES

D4.005 REMOVE AND REPLACE FLIGHT AND HANGAR DECK NONSKIDS AND MARKINGS

D4.006 PERFORM PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ON ASSOCIATED FLIGHT DECK EQUIPMENT USING MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS CARD (MRC) AND EQUIPMENT GUIDE LIST (EGL)

ABH2

A. SHIPBOARD/SHORE STATION AIRCRAFT HANDLING

A5.001 ORGANIZE MOVEMENT AND SPOTTING OF AIRCRAFT DURING LAUNCH AND RESPOT OPERATIONS

A5.002 DIRECT THE MOVEMENT OF AIRCRAFT DURING LAUNCH, RECOVERY, AND RESPOT OPERATIONS

A5.003 DIRECT CARGO MOVEMENTS DURING VERTICAL REPLENISHMENTS (VERTREP)

A5.004 DIRECT LOADING OF COMBAT PERSONNEL

A5.005 CONDUCT LAUNCH AND RECOVERY DURING EMISSIONS CONTROL (EMCON) CONDITIONS

A5.006 PERFORM DUTIES AS ELEVATOR SAFETY DURING AIRCRAFT ELEVATOR OPERATIONS

A5.007 DISPATCH SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DURING FLIGHT DECK AND RESPOT OPERATIONS

A5.008 MONITOR PRE/POSTOPERATIONAL INSPECTION ON SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

B. AIRCRAFT FIRE FIGHTING/CRASH AND SALVAGE

B5.001 PERFORM DUTIES AS ON-SCENE LEADER DURING FLIGHT AND HANGAR DECK CRASHES, FIRES, AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

B5.002 PERFORM DUTIES AS CRASH FORKLIFT OPERATOR DURING FLIGHT DECK CRASHES, FIRES, AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

B5.003 PERFORM THE DUTIES AS FLIGHT AND HANGAR DECK MOBILE FIRE-FIGHTING (P-16) AND TWINNED-AGENT UNIT (TAU) OPERATOR DURING FLIGHT AND HANGAR DECK CRASHES, FIRES, AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

B5.004 PERFORM DUTIES AS A MOBILE FIRE-FIGHTING VEHICLE OPERATOR DURING AIRCRAFT CRASHES, FIRES, AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

C. SHORE-BASED EMERGENCY ARRESTING GEAR OPERATIONS

C5.001 REEVE THREE-FOLD PURCHASE TAPES (E-28)

C5.002 REPAIR AND OVERHAUL THE E-5 ARRESTING GEAR

C5.003 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR THE E-5 ARRESTING GEAR TENSIONING SYSTEMS

C5.004 REPAIR AND OVERHAUL THE E-28 ARRESTING GEAR ARRESTER ENGINES

C5.005 REPAIR AND OVERHAUL THE E-28 ARRESTING GEAR RETRIEVE SYSTEM ASSEMBLIES

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A. SHIPBOARD/SHORE STATION AIRCRAFT HANDLING

A6.001 CONDUCT VERTREP OPERATIONS

A6.002 REEVE CABLES ON MOBILE AIRCRAFT CRANE

B. AIRCRAFT FIRE FIGHTING/CRASH AND SALVAGE

B6.001 TEST FLIGHT/HANGAR DECK SPRINKLER VALVES

B6.002 DIRECT UNIT OF LAND, FIRE, AND RESCUE GROUPS

B6.003 PERFORM DUTIES AS CRASH CRANE OPERATOR DURING FLIGHT DECK CRASHES AND FIRES

C. SHORE BASED EMERGENCY ARRESTING GEAR OPERATIONS

C6.001 ORGANIZE AND MONITOR TROUBLESHOOTING, REPAIRS, AND OPERATIONS OF THE E-5 AND E-28 ARRESTING GEARS

C6.002 MONITOR TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIRS OF THE E-28 ARRESTING GEAR RETRIEVE SYSTEM ASSEMBLIES AND ARRESTER ENGINES

D. SHIPBOARD/SHORE STATIONS MAINTENANCE

D6.001 ORGANIZE AND MONITOR FLIGHT AND HANGAR DECK SCRUBBINGS

D6.002 ORGANIZE AND MONITOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS USING QUARTERLY AND WEEKLY SCHEDULES

D6.003 COORDINATE AND MONITOR REQUIRED DIVISIONAL TRAINING USING DEPARTMENTAL TRAINING SCHEDULES

ABHC

A. SHIPBOARD/SHORE STATION AIRCRAFT HANDLING

A7.001 COORDINATE MOVEMENT AND SPOTTING OF AIRCRAFT DURING RECOVERY OPERATIONS

A7.002 MONITOR VERTREP OPERATIONS

A7.003 COORDINATE AIRCRAFT SPOT SHEETS

A7.004 CONDUCT PRELAUNCH BRIEFINGS OF PLANE DIRECTORS

A7.005 MONITOR AIR TERMINAL OPERATIONS

B. AIRCRAFT FIRE FIGHTING/CRASH AND SALVAGE

B7.001 COORDINATE ACTIVATION OF FLIGHT DECK COUNTERMEASURES WASHDOWN SYSTEMS

B7.002 ASSIST IN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS

B7.003 COORDINATE AND MONITOR REQUIRED FIRE, RESCUE,

AND SALVAGE TRAINING DRILLS

C. SHORE-BASED EMERGENCY ARRESTING GEAR OPERATIONS

C7.001 ORGANIZE AND MONITOR OVERHAUL OF THE E-5 ARRESTING GEAR

C7.002 ORGANIZE TROUBLESHOOTING, REPAIRS, AND OVERHAULING OF THE E-28 ARRESTING GEAR SYSTEMS AND ASSEMBLIES

D. SHIPBOARD/SHORE STATIONS MAINTENANCE

D7.001 MONITOR DIVISIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

D7.002 COORDINATE AND MONITOR DIVISION SHIPYARD WORK PACKAGE


Air Traffic Controlman (AC)

General Info:

Navy Air Traffic Controllers (AC) perform duties similar to civilian air traffic controllers and play a key role in the effective use of Naval airpower throughout the world in operational and training environments. Standards for entry into the AC field are high, but once accepted into the field, Navy ACs enjoy a demanding and highly rewarding career. This is a five-year enlistment program.

What They Do:

Navy ACs are responsible for safely and effectively directing aircraft operating from airfields or the decks of aircraft carriers. They also control the movement of aircraft and vehicles on airfield taxiways and issue flight instructions to pilots by radio. Specific duties include: controlling and directing air traffic at airfields and on aircraft carriers using radio, radar, and other signaling devices; providing aircraft with critical information on other air traffic, navigation systems, and airfield conditions essential to safe operations; operating and adjusting computer-based ground/carrier-controlled navigation and radar approach systems; interpreting data shown on radar screens and plotting aircraft positions; maintaining aeronautical charts and maps.

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception

Must have normal hearing. Must have no speech impediment. Security Clearance, (SECRET) Requirement. 60 month obligation. Must be U.S. citizen

Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20.

Must be 18 years old upon school entry. Be physically qualified IAW MANMED. No history of drug abuse. Persons convicted by Federal/State statutes for drug offense(s) are not eligible. No waivers authorized.

Technical Training Information:

Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

 

    Pensacola -- 110 caldendar days

Following "A" school, air traffic controllers spend one to two years gaining additional skills through on-the-job training at their first duty station. This consists of additional lab, lecture, and individual training leading to certification at that airfield facility. ACs are stationed in traffic control centers on aircraft carriers or at air traffic control facilities in the United States or overseas. During a 20-year period in the Navy, ACs spend approximately 30 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 70 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment:

ACs usually work in clean, office-like environments at naval air stations and on-board aircraft carriers. They work closely with others, are closely supervised, and do mostly mental work.

 


Aviation Machinist Mate (AD)

General Info:

Aviation Technicians are responsible for keeping naval aircraft powerplants and related systems, armament and ordnance systems, and aircraft ground support equipment in top operational condition. They may specialize in aircraft engines, reduction gear, helicopter rotor systems, ammunitions and aircraft weapons systems, gas turbine compressor systems, ground air conditioning, aircraft tow tractors, and automotive systems. Aircrew volunteers (AD and AO ratings) perform inflight duties in various types of naval aircraft and should apply via the Aircrew Recruiting Program.

What They Do:

The duties performed by ADs include: maintain and service aircraft engine, fuel, and lubrication systems. perform complete aircraft turboshaft, turbofan, and turboprop engine repair.

perform helicopter maintenance including rotors, gear boxes, and drive accessories repair. evaluate jet engine performance using jet test cells and advanced calibration equipment

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing.

Notes: Normal hearing required. Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating.

Technical Training Information:

Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

    AD Common Core, Pensacola, FL -- 30 calendar days
    AD Helicopter, Pensacola, FL -- 10 calendar days (some recruits)
    AD Prop, Pensacola, FL -- 10 calendar days (some recruits)
    AD Jet, Pensacola, FL -- 10 calendar days (some recruits)

Aviation basic theory and basic skills required for rating. Group instruction and practical application.

After "A" school, successful graduates are assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers or to other aviation capable ships, Naval Air Stations or other shore facilities in the United States or overseas. Technicians going to intermediate level maintenance facilities for their first assignment will attend advanced training after "A" School. Each time a technician is assigned to a new aircraft or equipment, more specific and advanced training will be given prior to reporting to respective aviation unit. During a 20-year period in the Navy, expect to spend about 40-50 percent assigned to fleet units and 60-50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment:

Most of the work in these ratings are performed indoors and outdoors - in aircraft hangars, on flight lines, and on the deck of aircraft carriers, in all climatic conditions, in fast-paced and often potentially hazardous environments. Aircrew volunteers may serve as flight engineer, rescue, or utility aircrewman on various naval aircraft.

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A. GENERAL POWER PLANT MAINTENANCE

A4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM COMPONENTS

A4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM COMPONENTS

A4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE FUEL SYSTEMS

A4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE LUBRICATION SYSTEMS

A4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE BLEED AIR SYSTEMS

A4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE ANTI-ICE SYSTEMS

A4.007 REMOVE AND REPLACE ENGINE FROM AIRCRAFT

A4.008 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON REDUCTION GEARBOXES

A4.009 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ACCESSORY GEARBOXES

B. ENGINE COMPONENT INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

B4.001 ASSEMBLE/DISASSEMBLE ENGINE

B4.002 BORESCOPE ENGINE

B4.003 INSPECT ENGINE BLADES (INTAKE, COMPRESSOR, TURBINE)

B4.004 BLEND ENGINE BLADES (INTAKE, COMPRESSOR, TURBINE)

B4.005 PERFORM ENGINE HOT SECTION INSPECTION

B4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE FUEL CONTROL

B4.007 TROUBLESHOOT ENGINE PRESSURE RATIO DISCREPANCIES

B4.008 REPAIR TURBINE SECTIONS

B4.009 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE AFTERBURNER SYSTEMS

B4.010 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE CASES (INLET, COMPRESSOR, DIFFUSER AND EXHAUST)

B4.011 INSPECT ENGINE BEARINGS

C. ELECTRO/MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

C4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

C4.002 TROUBLESHOOT ENGINE SWITCHES, RELAYS AND SOLENOIDS

C4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE MAGNETIC CHIP DETECTORS

C4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE INDICATING SYSTEMS

C4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE STARTER SYSTEMS

C4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON IGNITION SYSTEMS

C4.007 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON CSD/GENERATOR SYSTEMS

D. ENGINE LINKAGE MAINTENANCE

D4.001 CLEAN/LUBRICATE ENGINE POWER CONTROL SYSTEMS

D4.002 TROUBLESHOOT ENGINE POWER CONTROL SYSTEMS

D4.003 INSPECT AND REPAIR ENGINE CONTROL LINKAGES

D4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON THROTTLE QUADRANT ASSEMBLIES

D4.005 PERFORM FUNCTIONAL CHECKS ON EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN CONTROL SYSTEMS

D4.006 RIG AND ADJUST ENGINE LINKAGE ASSEMBLIES

E. AUXILIARY POWER

E4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AUXILIARY POWER UNIT

E4.002 REMOVE AND REPLACE AUXILIARY POWER UNITS

F. HELICOPTER MAINTENANCE

F4.001 REMOVE AND REPLACE ROTARY HEAD AND BLADE SYSTEM COMPONENTS

F4.002 INSPECT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM COMPONENTS

F4.003 BALANCE AND TRACK ROTOR BLADES

F4.004 TRIM ROTOR BLADES

F4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON HELICOPTER FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

G. GENERAL MAINTENANCE

G4.001 REMOVE AND REPLACE ENGINE FAIRINGS, COWLINGS, PANELS, ETC.

G4.002 REMOVE AND REPLACE ENGINE SUPPORT BRACKETS AND MOUNTS

G4.003 SAFETY WIRE HARDWARE ON COMPONENTS

G4.004 REMOVE AND REPLACE SEALS, BUSHINGS, GEARS, ETC.

G4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT LINES AND HOSES

G4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON INTERNAL COMBUSTION CABIN HEATERS

G4.007 TROUBLESHOOT AIRCRAFT LEAKS(FUEL, OIL, HYDRAULIC)

G4.008 DRAW AND SUBMIT ENGINE OIL SAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS

H. AVIATION SUPPORT

H4.001 PERFORM PREOPERATIONAL CHECKS ON SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

H4.002 PARTICIPATE IN FOD WALKDOWNS

H4.003 PARTICIPATE IN AIRCRAFT TOWING OPERATIONS

H4.004 REMOVE/INSTALL EXTERNAL STORAGE TANKS

H4.005 SERVICE AIRCRAFT FLUID SYSTEMS

H4.006 FUEL AND DEFUEL AIRCRAFT

I. CORROSION CONTROL AND MATERIAL PRESERVATION

I4.001 PARTICIPATE IN SCHEDULED AND UNSCHEDULED INSPECTIONS

I4.002 PERFORM AIRCRAFT READINESS INSPECTIONS (PREFLIGHT, POSTFLIGHT, ETC.)

I4.003 PERFORM AIRCRAFT WASH

I4.004 PRESERVE/DEPRESERVE AIRCRAFT ENGINE

I4.005 PERFORM CORROSION PREVENTION ON ENGINE COMPONENTS

J. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CONTROL AND HANDLING

J4.001 REVIEW, UPDATE, AND POST MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDSs)

J4.002 TAG AND LABEL HAZARDOUS MATERIAL (HAZMAT)

J4.003 CLEAN UP HAZARDOUS MATERIAL (HAZMAT) SPILLS

K. MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION

K4.001 DEMONSTRATE PROPER TOOL CONTROL PROCEDURES

K4.002 SEARCH FOR MISSING TOOLS

K4.003 PREPARE MISSING/BROKEN TOOL REPORT

K4.004 DOCUMENT MAINTENANCE ACTIONS ON VISUAL INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM/MAINTENANCE ACTION FORM (VIDS/MAF) OR NAVAL AVIATION LOGISTICS COMMAND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (NALCOMIS)

K4.005 INCORPORATE TECHNICAL DIRECTIVES

K4.006 PERFORM COLLATERAL DUTY INSPECTION (CDI)

K4.007 LOG OIL CONSUMPTION

L. AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

L4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEMS

L4.002 INSPECT FUEL SAMPLES FOR CONTAMINATION

L4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON IN-FLIGHT REFUELING (IFR) SYSTEMS

L4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON FUEL TRANSFER AND DUMP SYSTEMS

L4.005 REMOVE/INSTALL AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS M. PROPELLER SYSTEMS

M4.001 REPAIR PROPELLERS AND PROPELLER SYSTEM COMPONENTS

M4.002 REMOVE AND INSTALL AIRCRAFT PROPELLER

M4.003 BALANCE AIRCRAFT PROPELLER

M4.004 SYNCRONIZE ENGINE TO PROPELLER

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A. GENERAL POWER PLANT MAINTENANCE

A5.001 PERFORM FUNCTIONAL CHECKS ON AIRCRAFT AND ENGINE SYSTEMS

A5.002 TROUBLESHOOT ENGINE MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS

A5.003 TROUBLESHOOT ENGINE OVER/UNDERSPEED

A5.004 TROUBLESHOOT ENGINE INDICATING SYSTEMS

A5.005 TROUBLESHOOT ENGINE BLEED AIR MALFUNCTIONS

B. ENGINE COMPONENT INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

B5.001 PERFORM ENGINE SCHEDULING

B5.002 TROUBLESHOOT ENGINE AFTERBURNER SYSTEMS

B5.003 REMOVE/INSTALL ENGINE FLAME HOLDERS

F. HELICOPTER MAINTENANCE

F5.001 PERFORM FUNCTIONAL CHECKS ON ROTARY HEAD ASSEMBLIES AND COMPONENTS

F5.002 RIG AND ADJUST ROTARY HEAD ASSEMBLIES

F5.003 TROUBLESHOOT BLADE TRACKING SYSTEMS

F5.004 TROUBLESHOOT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

F5.005 RIG AND ADJUST COMPONENTS OF FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

H. AVIATION SUPPORT

H5.001 PERFORM VIBRATION ANALYSIS

H5.002 PERFORM LOW-POWER ENGINE TURNS

H5.003 PERFORM HIGH-POWER ENGINE TURNS

K. MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION

K5.001 PERFORM AIRCRAFT INVENTORY, ACCEPTANCE, AND TRANSFER INSPECTIONS

K5.002 DOCUMENT INCORPORATION OF BULLETINS AND CHANGES

K5.003 REVIEW AIRCRAFT DISCREPANCY BOOKS (ADBs)

K5.004 REVIEW AND CORRECT MAINTENANCE DATA REPORTS

K5.005 PREPARE SPECIAL REPORTS (TECHNICAL PUBLICATION DEFICIENCY REPORTS, HAZARDOUS MATERIAL REPORTS, ETC.)

M. PROPELLER SYSTEMS

M5.001 TROUBLESHOOT PROPELLER SYSTEMS

M5.002 RIG AND ADJUST PROPELLER SYSTEMS

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K. MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION

K6.001 PERFORM QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTION

K6.002 MONITOR WORK CENTER SE OPERATOR QUALIFICATION PROGRAM

K6.003 INVESTIGATE SE MISUSE AND ABUSE

K6.004 PREPARE LOCAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

K6.005 INVESTIGATE AIRCRAFT DAMAGE (BIRD STRIKE, BATTLE, ETC.)

K6.006 COORDINATE SEARCH FOR MISSING TOOL

ADC

K. MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION

K7.001 SCHEDULE AIRCRAFT FOR MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTIONS

K7.002 ASSIGN AIRCRAFT TO MISSIONS

K7.003 CERTIFY AIRCRAFT SAFE FOR FLIGHT

K7.004 APPROVE AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE AND CANNIBALIZATION ACTIONS

K7.005 UPDATE AIRCRAFT DISCREPANCY BOOKS

K7.006 REVIEW AND UPDATE AIRCRAFT STATUS REPORTS

K7.007 PREPARE AND REVIEW AIRCRAFT HISTORY RECORDS

K7.008 PREPARE AND REVIEW EQUIPMENT HISTORY RECORDS

K7.009 UTILIZE SUBSYSTEM CAPABILITY IMPACT REPORT (SCIR)

K7.010 REVIEW AVIATION CONSOLIDATED ALLOWANCE LIST (AVCAL)

K7.011 REVIEW REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

K7.012 VERIFY TECHNICAL DIRECTIVES' DOCUMENTATION IN AIRCRAFT LOGBOOK

K7.013 REVIEW QUALITY DEFICIENCY REPORT (QDR)

K7.014 EVALUATE MATERIAL CONDITIONS FOR COMBAT

READINESS (MISSION CAPABLE STATUS)


Aviation Machinist Mate (Aircrew) AD 

General Info:

Qualified individuals who enlist in the Aircrew program will perform tactical crew duties and in-flight maintenance in jet, turboprop and helicopter aircraft. They will undergo some of the most demanding physical training in the military. Aircrewmen are guaranteed class "A" technical school, aircrew training, and if they choose, rescue swimmer training. After successful completion of training, aircrewmen are assigned to flight duty in sea or shore-based squadrons. Because of the potentially hazardous nature of flight duty, aircrewmen receive "flight pay" in addition to other pay and allowances. Active duty obligation is five years -- four years regular enlistment with a one year extension for prolonged training. Enlistees enter as E-1s (recruits). Qualified individuals who volunteer for rescue swimmer training are advanced to E-2 (apprentice) after successful completion of recruit training, and are advanced to E-4 (petty officer third class) upon successful completion of both rescue swimmer school and class "A" school. The Aircrew program is physically and mentally demanding; however, the person who accepts the challenge is rewarded with extra pay and exciting duty assignments.

What They Do:

Before and after flights aircrewmen perform pre-flight planning and equipment checks and post-flight maintenance associated with their assigned source ratings or mission specialty. The duties performed by aircrewmen include in-flight functions such as: operating tactical weapons, sensors, and communication equipment; performing in-flight maintenance of aircraft electrical and mechanical gear; working with pilots to operate and control aircraft systems; operating mine countermeasure detection and explosion equipment; providing rescue of downed pilots with emergency first aid and survival swimming; performing duties of flight attendants and load masters.

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing. Must have no speech impediment. Security Clearance (SECRET) Requirement. 60 month obligation. Must be U.S. citizen.

Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20. Must be high school graduate. Must volunteer for duty involving aerial flight as crew member and be physically qualified and psychologically adapted for flight IAW Article 15-77 MANMED. Must be certified as a class II swimmer before completion of recruit training with potential to achieve class I swimmer during aircrew training. Rescue swimmer requirements are physically demanding therefore strong swimmers only. No history of drug abuse. Normal depth perception required for rescue swimmer.

High school diploma graduate or equivalent. Must be able to type 40 words per minute. Must have no record of conviction by civil court for any offense other than minor traffic.

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.
 

Course Title Location Calendar Days
AD Common Core Pensacola 30
AD Helo Strand Pensacola 10
AD Prop Strand Pensacola 10
AD Jet Strand Pensacola 10
All Students attend Common Core, then break off into individual strands.

Aviation basic theory and basic skills required for rating. Group instruction and practical application.

After "A" school, successful graduates are assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers or to other aviation capable ships, Naval Air Stations or other shore facilities in the United States or overseas. Technicians going to intermediate level maintenance facilities for their first assignment will attend advanced training after "A" School. Each time a technician is assigned to a new aircraft or equipment, more specific and advanced training will be given prior to reporting to respective aviation unit. During a 20-year period in the Navy, expect to spend about 40-50 percent assigned to fleet units and 60-50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment: Aircrewmen may be assigned to sea or shore duty in any part of the world. When not airborne, they work in aircraft hangars, on flight decks, or on flight lines at naval air stations, usually around a high level of noise.

Opportunity Rating: Opportunity Rating:

E-1 to E-4 E-5 E-6
3 2 2
1 = Currently undermanned
2 = Currently manned at desired levels
3 = Currently overmanned

Note: Levels are as of 10 December 2003. Subject to change without notice.

Special Note: Rate Conversions not authorized above E-5


Aviation Electrician's Mate (AE)

General Info:

Aviation Electrician's Mates (AE) are aircraft electricians. They maintain a wide range of electrical and navigational equipment in aircraft including power generators, power distribution systems, lighting systems, flight instrument and fuel systems, temperature and pressure indicating systems. AEs are also trained in computers to support this state-of-the-art equipment. Aircrew volunteers perform various in-flight duties in turbojet and propeller aircraft and helicopters. Aircrew volunteers should volunteer under the Aircrew Recruiting Program.

What They Do:

Duties performed by AEs include: testing, installing and maintaining a wide range of aircraft instruments and electrical equipment including generators, motors and lighting systems; reading electrical system diagrams; maintaining aircraft compass systems; performing electrical troubleshooting operations; using a variety of electrical measuring equipment; performing micro-mini module repair; maintaining automatic flight control systems; maintaining inertial navigation systems; performing as aircrew on various aircraft.

Technical Training Information:

Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Additional training for specific aircraft or equipment is generally received before reporting to operational activities. Advanced technical and specific operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

    Pensacola -51 calendar days
    Pensacola - 79 calendar days

Aviation basic theory and aviation electrical systems and theory Group instruction After "A" school, aviation electrician's mates are assigned to squadrons or aircraft carriers or other ships or to naval air activities ashore in the United States or overseas. They may also volunteer for aircrew duties and serve in a variety of capacities. During a 20-year period in the Navy, AEs spend about 60 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 40 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment:

Because AEs may be assigned to sea duty or flight duty in any part of the world, the environment for performing their work varies widely, depending on individual assignments. At various times they may work indoors, outdoors, in clean or dirty situations, in shop or office surroundings and under tropical or arctic conditions. At different times AEs may work alone or closely with other people. Their work sometimes is physical and usually requires little supervision.

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A. ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

A4.001 FABRICATE AND TEST ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC CABLES

A4.002 MAINTAIN ELECTRICAL WIRING, CONNECTORS, AND HARDWARE

A4.003 REPAIR AND REPLACE RELAY PANELS/RELAYS

B. POWER GENERATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

B4.001 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT BATTERIES

B4.002 MAINTAIN AC/DC POWER SUPPLIES

B4.003 MAINTAIN CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND JUNCTION BOXES

C. AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

C4.001 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT LIGHTING SYSTEMS

C4.002 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT WEATHER PROTECTION SYSTEMS

C4.004 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS

C4.005 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT BRAKING SYSTEMS

D. AIRCRAFT POWER PLANT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

D4.001 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

D4.002 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT POWER PLANTS FLUID MANAGEMENT INDICATORS

D4.003 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT POWER PLANTS PROTECTION SYSTEMS

D4.004 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT POWER PLANTS IGNITION SYSTEMS

E. AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS

E4.002 MAINTAIN MASTER CAUTION PANELS

E4.003 MAINTAIN LIQUID OXYGEN INDICATING SYSTEMS

E4.004 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT REFERENCE INDICATING SYSTEMS

F. COMPASS AND INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

F4.001 MAINTAIN COMPASS SYSTEMS

F4.002 MAINTAIN INERTIAL NAVIGATION AND REFERENCE SYSTEMS

G. AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL AND STABILIZATION SYSTEMS

G4.001 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT ANGLE-OF-ATTACK SYSTEMS

G4.003 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT AIR DATA COMPUTER SYSTEMS

G4.004 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

G4.005 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT STABILIZATION SYSTEMS

N. CORROSION CONTROL

N4.001 COMPLY WITH CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAMS

AE2

A. ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

A5.001 MAINTAIN AND INSTALL AVIONICS CHANGES

A5.002 INTERPRET DIAGRAMS AND SCHEMATICS

B. POWER GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

B5.001 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT POWER GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

C. AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

C5.001 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT WEATHER PROTECTION SYSTEMS

C5.002 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT ELECTROHYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

D. AIRCRAFT POWER PLANT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

D5.001 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS

D5.002 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT POWER PLANTS FLUID MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

F. COMPASS AND INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

F5.001 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR COMPASS SYSTEMS

F5.002 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR INERTIAL NAVIGATION AND REFERENCE SYSTEMS

G. AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL AND STABILIZATION SYSTEMS

G5.001 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT APPROACH POWER COMPENSATOR SYSTEMS

G5.002 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT AIR DATA COMPUTER SYSTEMS

G5.003 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

G5.004 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT STABILIZATION SYSTEMS

K. QUALITY ASSURANCE

K5.001 COMPLY WITH QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTIONS

AE1

A. ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

A6.001 DIAGNOSE ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTIONS

A6.003 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE

A6.004 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AVIONICS CHANGES

C. AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

C6.001 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

D. AIRCRAFT POWER PLANT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

D6.001 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AIRCRAFT POWER PLANT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

E. AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS

E6.001 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

F. COMPASS AND INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

F6.001 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AIRCRAFT COMPASS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

F6.002 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AIRCRAFT INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

G. AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL AND STABILIZATION SYSTEMS

G6.001 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AIRCRAFT AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

G6.002 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT AIRCRAFT STABILIZATION SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

K. QUALITY ASSURANCE

K6.001 EVALUATE AIRCRAFT DISCREPANCY TRENDS

L. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

L6.001 DRAFT NAVAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE DISCREPANCY REPORTING PROGRAM (NAMDRP) REPORTS AND MESSAGES

N. CORROSION CONTROL

N6.001 COMPLY WITH AND INSPECT ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CORROSION CLEANING AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS

AEC

L. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

L7.001 DRAFT STATUS REPORTS

L7.002 EVALUATE STATUS BOARDS

O. MAINTENANCE PLANNING

O7.001 DRAFT AND UPDATE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES

O7.002 REVIEW PERIODIC MAINTENANCE INFORMATION CARDS (PMIC)

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception. Security Clearance (SECRET) Requirement. Must be U.S. citizen


Advanced Electronics Computer Field (AECF)

General Info: The Navy's Advanced Electronics / Computer Field offers extensive training in all aspects of electronics including computer systems, radars, communications systems and weapons fire control systems such as the Navy's advanced missile system, Aegis.

The standards for selection for enlistment in the Navy's Advanced Electronics / Computer Field are high. Personnel interested in applying for Advanced Electronics / Computer Field should be seriously interested in pursuing the challenge this highly technical field offers. They must be mature, ready to take on significant responsibility and willing to apply themselves.

Enlistees enter as E-1s (seaman recruits). Advancement to paygrade E-2 (seaman apprentice) will be made after successful completion of recruit training.

 

Advancement to E-3 will be made after completion of all advancement-in-rate requirements (including minimum time and course work). Advancement to paygrade E-4 (petty officer third class) will be made after successful completion of initial school training and after all advancement-in-rate requirements (including minimum time and course work) are completed. Advancement to E-3 and E-4 is contingent upon maintaining eligibility in the Advanced Electronics / Computer Field program. Eligible personnel may be paid bonuses at the time of re-enlistment. All bonuses are in addition to Navy salary and allowances for food and housing. .

Because of the advanced technologies in the Navy, acceptance into the Advanced Electronics / Computer Field is limited to highly motivated and qualified applicants. About 17,000 men and women work in the ET and FC ratings.

People who qualify and choose the Advanced Electronics / Computer Field must agree their active duty obligation to six years to accommodate the additional training involved.

What They Do:

Only two Navy job specialties, called "ratings," are included in the Advanced Electronics / Computer Field: Electronics Technician ( ET) and Fire Controlman ( FC). The rating in which an Advanced Electronics / Computer Field candidate is trained is determined in the initial phase of the Advanced Electronics Technical Core Course in Great Lakes, Ill. However, eligibility requirements are the same for both ratings in the Advanced Electronics / Computer Field.

Jobs performed by ETs and FCs are performed throughout the Navy's fleet of surface ships including aircraft carriers and Aegis cruisers, and at repair activities ashore.

ETs maintain and repair electronics equipment such as radar, communication and navigation equipment.

FCs operate, maintain and repair the electronic, computer and control mechanisms used in weapons systems.

These ratings comprise the basis of the ship's Combat Systems department aboard ships and are responsible for maintaining the ship's readiness for combat operations.

 

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing. Security Clearance (SECRET) required. Must be a U.S. Citizen

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Additional training for specific aircraft or equipment is generally received before reporting to operational activities. Advanced technical and specific operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

    Great Lakes, IL --19 weeks
    FC, Great Lakes, IL -- 11 weeks
    ET, Great Lakes, IL -- 13 weeks

After "A" school, ETs and FCs continue on to advanced "C" school. School lengths and content vary, but many colleges and universities offer college credits for these Navy courses. During a 20 year period in the Navy, ETs and FCs spend about 60 percent of their time assigned to fleet units or remote shore stations throughout the world and 40 percent to shore stations in the United States.
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Working Environment:Jobs performed by ETs and FCs are performed throughout the Navy's fleet of surface ships including aircraft carriers and Aegis cruisers, and at repair activities ashore.

Advancement (Promotion) Trends: See ET and FC job description pages.

College Credits for Training/Experience:

ET: In the lower-division baccalaureate / associate degree category: three semester hours in basic electronics laboratory, three in AC circuits, seven in solid state electronics, three in electronic systems trouble-shooting and maintenance and two in electronic communication.

FC: In the lower-division baccalaureate / associate degree category: three semester hours in solid state electronics, three in electromechanical systems, three in digital circuits, two in microwave fundamentals, one in electronics laboratory, one in digital laboratory and one in radar maintenance.


Aviation Aerographer's Mate (AG)

General Info:

Aerographer's mates are the Navy's meteorological and oceanographic experts, trained in the science of meteorology and physical oceanography. They also learn to use instruments that monitor weather characteristics such as air pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction. They then distribute this data to aircraft, ships and shore activities.

What They Do:

The duties performed by AGs include: collecting, recording and analyzing weather and oceanographic information; preparing up-to-date weather maps and oceanographic data; issuing weather forecasts and warnings; conducting weather/oceanographic briefings; using, testing, calibrating and performing minor and preventive maintenance on meteorological instruments including satellite receivers; preparing balloon-carried instruments for flight, evaluating and analyzing data received; operating, programming and maintaining computers and related equipment.

Technical Training Information:

Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

    Keesler AFB (Biloxi), MS -- 86 calendar days

Observing, recording and plotting meteorological information and operating meteorological equipment and computers Group instruction Upon graduating from "A" school, AGs work toward qualification as environmental observers through completion of Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS). They also prepare for advanced training at "C" school by the four- to six-year career stage. Aerographer's mates are assigned to larger ships such as aircraft carriers, amphibious ships and cruisers, to naval air stations, weather centers, and other shore facilities in the United States or overseas. During a 20-year period in the Navy, AGs spend about 60 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 40 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment:

Men and women in the AG rating perform their duties in clean, comfortable office-like environments. Their work is usually mental, is done closely with others and requires little supervision.

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A. ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

A4.001 IDENTIFY MAJOR OCEAN CURRENTS AND OCEAN BOTTOM FEATURES

A4.002 EVALUATE AND RECORD SEA STATE AND SURFACE WAVE DATA

A4.003 DECODE SURF OBSERVATIONS

A4.004 COMPUTE MODIFIED SURF INDEXES (MSI)

A4.005 ENCODE AND TRANSMIT BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA

A4.006 GENERATE AUTOMATED UNDERSEA WARFARE SUPPORT PRODUCTS

A4.007 DECODE DRIFTING BUOY DATA

A4.008 IDENTIFY BASIC PHYSICAL PROPERITIES OF THE ATMOSPHERE

A4.009 IDENTIFY THE GENERAL CIRCULATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE

A4.010 IDENTIFY SYNOPTIC SCALE FEATURES ON METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS

A4.011 IDENTIFY POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER AREAS FROM DOPPLER RADAR

A4.012 ENCODE AND DECODE RUNWAY CONDITION DATA

A4.013 EVALUATE STATE OF THE SKY

A4.014 OBSERVE, COMPUTE, AND RECORD ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS

A4.015 ENCODE AND TRANSMIT OPTIMUM PATH AIRCRAFT ROUTING SYSTEM (OPARS) INFORMATION

A4.016 PREPARE AND TRANSMIT METEOROLOGICAL AVIATION WEATHER REPORTS (METAR)

A4.017 ENCODE AND TRANSMIT SYNOPTIC OBSERVATIONS

A4.018 ENCODE PILOT REPORTS (PIREPS)

A4.019 DECODE TERMINAL AERODROME FORECASTS (TAFS)

A4.020 PREPARE FLIGHT WEATHER FOLDERS

A4.021 PLOT SKEW-T, LOG P DIAGRAM

A4.022 PLOT SHIP AND SURFACE SYNOPTIC DATA

A4.023 PLOT UPPER LEVEL SYNOPTIC DATA

A4.024 PLOT IN-FLIGHT WEATHER ADVISORY DATA

A4.025 PLOT WEATHER WARNING AND WATCH AREAS

A4.026 PREPARE AND BRIEF TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING DATA

A4.027 ACQUIRE ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION FROM SMOOS/ASOS

A4.028 OPERATE TACTICAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT SYSTEM (TESS)

A4.029 GENERATE AUTOMATED TACTICAL SUPPORT PRODUCTS

A4.030 ACQUIRE SATELLITE IMAGERY DATA

A4.031 IDENTIFY SIGNIFICANT METEOROLOGICAL FEATURES FROM SATELLITE IMAGERY

A4.032 OBTAIN UPPER AIR DATA UTILIZING MINI-RAWINSONDE SYSTEM (MRS)

A4.033 PLOT HAZARD AREAS FROM CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL (CBR) EFFECTIVE DOWNWIND MESSAGE (EDM) DATA

A4.034 RETRIEVE/TRANSMIT DATA ON ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORKS

B. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

B4.001 VERIFY ACCURACY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

C. METOC EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS

C4.001 IDENTIFY ALTERNATE METHODS OF DATA RETRIEVAL DURING EQUIPMENT OUTAGES

C4.002 IDENTIFY ALTERNATE METHODS OF DATA TRANMISSION DURING EQUIPMENT OUTAGES

C4.003 COMPLETE OPERATIONAL CHECKS ON METOC EQUIPMENT

C4.004 MAINTAIN UNIT COMMUNICATIONS STATUS BOARDS

D. ADMINISTRATION

D4.001 PERFORM GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

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A. ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

A5.001 BRIEF RUNWAY CONDITIONS

A5.002 BRIEF INFORMATION FROM HORZIONTIAL WEATHER DEPICTION (HWD) CHART

A5.003 BRIEF DD 175-1 ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION UNDER SUPERVISION

A5.004 BRIEF INFORMATION FROM TAF

A5.005 BRIEF COMPUTER GENERATED SAR INFORMATION

A5.006 BRIEF SYNOPTIC FEATURES FROM METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS

A5.007 BRIEF SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES

A5.008 BRIEF DOPPLER RADAR PRODUCTS

A5.009 BRIEF NON-ACOUSTIC METHODS OF SUBMARINE DETECTION

A5.010 PREPARE ENVIRONMENTAL BRIEF FROM CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA

A5.011 ANALYZE SATELLITE IMAGERY

A5.012 ANALYZE STREAMLINE CHART DATA

A5.013 ANALYZE TROPICAL METEOROLOGICAL FEATURES

A5.014 ANALYZE METEOROLOGICAL ELEMENTS FROM A SKEW-T,

LOG P DIAGRAM

A5.015 ANALYZE SST INFORMATION

A5.016 ANALYZE COMPUTER GENERATED ACOUSTIC INFORMATION

A5.017 ANALYZE SURFACE CHARTS

A5.018 ANALYZE UPPER LEVEL CHARTS

A5.019 ANALYZE COMPUTER GENERATED ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPAGATION INFORMATION

B. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

B5.001 VERIFY ACCURACY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

C. METOC EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS

C5.001 MONITOR METOC EQUIPMENT OPERATION

C5.002 REVIEW EQUIPMENT CONTINGENCY PLANS

D. ADMINISTRATION

D5.001 MAINTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE FILES

D5.002 MAINTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE PUBLICATIONS

D5.003 PREPARE MONTHLY METEOROLOGICAL REPORTS

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A. ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

A6.001 CONDUCT TROPICAL CYCLONE EVASION/SORTIE BRIEF

A6.002 CONDUCT WARFARE OPERATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL BRIEF

A6.003 CONDUCT PREDEPLOYMENT BRIEF

A6.004 CONDUCT STAFF WEATHER BRIEF

A6.005 PREPARE AND BRIEF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION FROM DD 175-1

A6.006 ANALYZE SAR PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION

A6.007 PREPARE TAF

A6.008 ANALYZE DOPPLER RADAR FEATURES

A6.009 FORECAST ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON WEAPONS, SENSORS, AND PLATFORMS

A6.010 FORECAST AVIATION WEATHER PARAMETERS

A6.011 FORECAST DESTRUCTIVE/SEVERE WEATHER ELEMENTS

A6.012 FORECAST METEOROLOGICAL ELEMENTS

A6.013 FORECAST SURFACE WAVE DIRECTION AND HEIGHT

A6.014 FORECAST MOVEMENT AND INTENSITY OF SYNOPTIC SCALE FEATURES

A6.015 FORECAST ACOUSTIC PROPAGATION CONDITIONS

A6.016 FORECAST EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL AND RADFO DOWNWIND DATA

A6.017 FORECAST ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPAGATION CONDITIONS

A6.018 FORECAST JET STREAM POSITIONS

A6.019 ASSESS METOC FORECASTING MODEL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

A6.020 IDENTIFY ACOUSTIC SENSOR OPERATIONAL LIMITATIONS

A6.021 IDENTIFY BEST EVASION AND DETECTION DEPTHS

A6.022 PREPARE METEOROLOGICAL PROGNOSTIC CHARTS

A6.023 PREPARE WEATHER WARNINGS

A6.024 PREPARE HWD CHARTS

A6.025 PREPARE LOCAL AREAS FORECASTS

A6.026 PREPARE SHIP MOVEMENT AND OPAREA FORECASTS

B. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

B6.001 VERIFY ACCURACY OF METOC DATA

C. METOC EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS

C6.001 PERFORM DIAL UP DATA ON WSR-88 PRINCIPAL USER PROCESSORS (PUPS)

C6.002 MONITOR MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE OF METOC EQUIPMENT

C6.003 MONITOR EQUIPMENT CONTINGENCY PLANS

D. ADMINISTRATION

D6.001 REVIEW FLEET OPERATIONAL ORDERS (OPORDS)

D6.002 REVIEW METOC OPERATIONS TASKING (OPTASK)

D6.003 DRAFT AND RELEASE WEATHER WARNING MESSAGES

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B. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

B7.001 MAINTAIN METOC EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS CONTINGENCY REQUIREMENTS

B7.002 MAINTAIN LESSONS LEARNED INTEGRATION RECOMMENDATIONS

B7.003 ESTABLISH AND MONITOR QUALITY CONTROL REQUIREMENTS

B7.004 ASSESS METOC SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

B7.005 CONDUCT METOC SERVICES AVAILABILITY BRIEFS

D. ADMINISTRATION

D7.001 PREPARE ANNUAL METEOROLOGICAL STATION AND DESCRIPTION REPORTS

D7.002 PREPARE METOC OPTASK MESSAGES

D7.003 REVIEW METOC SUPPORT MANUALS

D7.004 MAINTAIN PREDEPLOYMENT AND LONG RANGE PLANNING CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA

D7.005 MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH COMNAVMETOCCOM INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

D7.006 MAINTAIN METOC MC & G REQUIREMENTS

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception. Security Clearance, (SECRET) Requirement. Must be U.S. citizen

 

Aircrew Program

General Info:

Qualified individuals who enlist in the Aircrew program will perform tactical crew duties and in-flight maintenance in jet, turboprop and helicopter aircraft. They will undergo some of the most demanding physical training in the military.

Aircrewmen are guaranteed class "A" technical school, aircrew training, and if they choose, rescue swimmer training.

After successful completion of training, aircrewmen are assigned to flight duty in sea or shore-based squadrons. Because of the potentially hazardous nature of flight duty, aircrewmen receive "flight pay" in addition to other pay and allowances.

Active duty obligation is five years -- four years regular enlistment with a one year extension for prolonged training.

Enlistees enter as E-1s (recruits).

 

Qualified individuals who volunteer for rescue swimmer training are advanced to E-2 (apprentice) after successful completion of recruit training, and are advanced to E-4 (petty officer third class) upon successful completion of both rescue swimmer school and class "A" school.
 

The Aircrew program is physically and mentally demanding; however, the person who accepts the challenge is rewarded with extra pay and exciting duty assignments.

What They Do

The duties performed by aircrewmen include in-flight functions such as:

    • operating tactical weapons, sensors, and communication equipment;
    • performing in-flight maintenance of aircraft electrical and mechanical gear;
    • working with pilots to operate and control aircraft systems;
    • operating mine countermeasure detection and explosion equipment;
    • providing rescue of downed pilots with emergency first aid and survival swimming;
    • performing duties of flight attendants and load masters.

Before and after flights aircrewmen perform pre-flight planning and equipment checks and post-flight maintenance associated with their assigned source ratings or mission specialty.

Qualifications and Interests

Applicants must be high school graduates and must be U.S. citizens eligible for (SECRET) Security Clearance.

Aircrew must have normal hearing and no speech impediments. Vision must be better than 20/100 with normal depth perception for rescue swimmers, and correctable to 20/20 with normal color perception for all aircrew volunteers.

Applicants should have an interest in aviation and working on and around aircraft with no fear of flying. Aircrewmen volunteers should be in excellent physical condition and motivated toward physical and mental challenges. Volunteers must be strong swimmers, exceptionally expected of rescue swimmer volunteers. They must pass a class II swim test and an aviation flight physical (medical) prior to aircrew training.

Volunteers should possess manual dexterity, physical strength and be oriented toward working with tools and machinery. They must be able to work as part of a team and perform repetitive tasks, even under stressful conditions.

Working Environment.

Aircrewmen may be assigned to sea or shore duty in any part of the world. When not airborne, they work in aircraft hangars, on flight decks, or on flight lines at naval air stations, usually around a high level of noise.

Technical Training Information:

    Aircrewman Candadate School, Pensacola, FL -- 5 weeks
    Rescue Swimmer School -- Pensacola, FL -- 5 weeks
    A-School (job training) -- 7-23 weeks, depending on rating assigned
    Fleet Replacement Squadron, various locations, 6-32 weeks (depending on type aircraft assigned)

Volunteers for the Aircrew program will enter recruit training designated as a "dry aircrew" (AIRC) or a "rescue swimmer aircrew" (AIRR) recruit. All aircrewmen attend Naval Aircrew Candidate School (NACCS) after recruit training. During training aircrew recruits will be classified into an aviation rating that will determine their follow-on Class 'A' school and their Navy career specialty.

Some aircrew will be classified into the aviation warfare systems operator (AW) career rating. The AW rating provides advanced aircrew career progression and training in place of maintenance career specialty training. Remaining aircrew will be assigned to one of the following Navy career ratings for maintenance-related training and combined maintenance and aircrew career fields: aviation machinist's mate (AD), aviation electrician's mate (AE), aviation structural mechanic-safety equipment (AME), aviation structural mechanic (AM), aviation ordnanceman (AO), or aviation electronics technician (AT).

(See these programs for details.)

Following successful completion of NACCS, rescue swimmer candidates will attend Rescue Swimmer School (RSS) and dry aircrew will attend their respective Class 'A' schools. Rescue swimmer aircrew will attend their respective Class 'A' school after successful completion of RSS.

Aircrew will attend specific aircraft flight training at various aircraft training squadrons following Class 'A' school. After completion of specific aircraft training, aircrewmen are sent to squadrons and air stations around the world to fly in their type of aircraft.

 


Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM)

General Info:

The Aviation Structural Mechanic - Hydraulics (AM), maintains all aircraft main and auxiliary hydraulic power systems, actuating subsystems and landing gear. Responsible for maintenance on the aircraft fuselage (mainframe) wings airfoils, and associated fixed and moveable surfaces and flight controls. Aircrew volunteers from this rating perform in-flight duties in various types of aircraft. These technicians may also volunteer to fly as Naval aircrew. Aircrew performs numerous in-flight duties and operates aircraft systems in turbojet, helicopter, or propeller aircraft. Aircrew earns additional pay for flying. (See the Aircrew Program for details.)

What They Do:

Remove, repair and replace hydraulic system pumps, auxiliary power systems and unit actuating subsystems; Maintain aircraft landing gear system, brakes and related pneumatic systems, reservoir pressurization, emergency actuating devices, pumps, valves, regulators, cylinders, lines and fittings; Service pressure accumulators, emergency air bottles, oleo struts, reservoirs and master brake cylinders; Inspect, removes and replace components of hydraulic systems; Replace gaskets, packing, and wipers in hydraulic components; Remove, repair and replace aircraft fuselage, wings, fixed and movable surfaces, airfoils, regular seats, wheels and tires, controls and mechanisms; Remove, install and rig aircraft flight control surfaces; Fabricate and assemble metal components and make minor repairs to aircraft skin; Install rivets and metal fasteners; Paint; Weld; Fabricate repairs for composite components; Perform non-destructive dye penetrant inspections (NDI), Perform daily, preflight, postflight and other periodic aircraft inspections.

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing.

High school diploma graduate or equivalent. Must be able to type 40 words per minute. Must have no record of conviction by civil court for any offense other than minor traffic.

Technical Training Information:

Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

    Pensacola -- 43 calendar days
    Pensacola -- 11 caldendar days (only some recruits will attend this course)

Basic Aviation Structural Mechanic course, basic aviation theory course, and skills required for specialized AMS rating Group instruction, classroom and shop. After completion of Core "A" school, AMSs may attend an additional two week organizational maintenance training school. AMSs may be assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers or to other Navy ships carrying aircraft, to Naval Air Stations or other aviation shore facilities in the United States or overseas. You will have opportunities to attend formal schoolhouse advanced technical training throughout your career. During a 20-year period, AMSs spend about 50 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment:

Aviation structural mechanics may be assigned to sea or shore duty any place in the world, so their working environment varies considerably. They may work in hangars or hangar decks, or outside on flight decks or flight lines at air stations. A high noise level is a normal part of their work environment. AM's work closely with others, do mostly physical work and require little supervision. AM's may also serve as flight engineers aboard certain aircraft.


Aviation Structural Mechanic - AME

General Info:

The Aviation Structural Mechanic - Safety Equipment (AME), maintains and repairs utility systems throughout the aircraft. They work on systems such as air conditioning, heating, pressurization and oxygen, plus multiple safety devices. Aircrew volunteers from this rating perform inflight duties in various types of aircraft. Aircrew volunteers should volunteer under the Aircrew Recruiting Program.

What They Do:

The duties performed by AMEs include: maintaining the various aircraft systems such as seat and canopy ejection(egress), gaseous and liquid oxygen, life raft ejection, fire extinguishing, air conditioning, cabin and cockpit heat, pressurization, ventilation; removing and installing oxygen system valves, gauges, converters and regulators; inspecting, removing, installing and rigging ejection seats, shoulder harnesses, lap belts and face-curtain mechanisms; performing daily, preflight, postflight and other periodic aircraft inspections.

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A. MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

A4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING

AND UTILITY SYSTEM HEAT EXCHANGERS AND COMPONENTS

A4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM HEAT EXCHANGER FANS AND COMPONENTS

A4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM PRIMARY EJECTOR VALVES AND COMPONENTS

A4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING

SYSTEM PRESSURE/TEMPERATURE SENSORS AND COMPONENTS

A4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM AIR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLERS AND COMPONENTS

A4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM WATER EXTRACTORS AND COMPONENTS

A4.007 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM TURBINE COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLIES AND COMPONENTS

A4.008 PERFORM OPERATIONAL CHECKS ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

A4.009 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT ANTI-ICE/DEICING SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.011 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR ISOLATION VALVES

A4.012 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT BLEED-AIR PRESSURE REGULATING VALVES

A4.013 INSPECT, REMOVE, AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT BLEED-AIR OVERPRESSURE SWITCHES

A4.014 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT LIQUID COOLANT SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.015 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT RAM-AIR VALVES AND COMPONENTS A4.016 INSPECT WAVEGUIDE FILTERS

A4.017 INSPECT, REMOVE, AND REPLACE AIR DESICCATORS AND COMPONENTS

A4.018 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT GROUND COOLING FANS AND COMPONENTS

A4.019 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIRFLOW VALVES AND COMPONENTS

A4.020 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT RAIN REMOVAL SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.021 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT WINDSHIELD WASHER SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.022 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT FIRE- EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.023 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT CLAMSHELL CANOPY SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.024 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT SLIDING CANOPY SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.025 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT FRANGIBLE CANOPIES AND COMPONENTS

A4.028 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT PARACHUTES AND SEAT PANS

A4.O31 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR MULTIPLIER PACKAGES

A4.032 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT PNEUMATIC PACKAGES

A4.033 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT MECHANICAL LINKAGES

A4.034 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT SHUTOFF VALVES

A4.035 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT CHECK VALVES

A4.036 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT MODULATING VALVES

B. ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE

B4.001 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT EJECTION SEAT ACTUATORS

B4.002 INSPECT EJECTION SEAT ROCKET MOTORS AND COMPONENTS

B4.003 REMOVE AND REPLACE CARTRIDGE-ACTUATED DEVICES (CADS)

B4.004 REMOVE AND REPLACE SHIELDED/FLEXIBLE MILD DETONATING CORDS (SMDC/FCDC)

B4.005 ARM AND DISARM AIRCRAFT CANOPY JETTISON SYSTEMS

B4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT EJECTION SEAT SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

C. OXYGEN, NITROGEN, AND LIQUID OXYGEN SYSTEMS

C4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT GASEOUS/LIQUID OXYGEN (LOX) SYSTEMS COMPONENTS

C4.002 INSPECT AND OPERATE GASEOUS/LIQUID OXYGEN SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (SE)

F. AIRCREW PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR

F4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT PERSONNEL RESTRAINTS HARNESS RELEASE SYSTEMS, AND COMPONENTS

H. GENERAL MAINTENANCE

H4.001 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT FLOORBOARDS

H4.002 REMOVE AND REPLACE COCKPIT FURNISHINGS

H4.003 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT SECURING DEVICES

H4.004 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT PROTECTIVE DEVICES

H4.005 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT DOWNLOCKS, JURY STRUTS, AND SAFETY PINS

H4.006 PERFORM AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENT INSPECTIONS

I. TOOL CONTROL

I4.012 COMPLY WITH TOOL CONTROL PROGRAM

J. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

J4.001 DETERMINE THE PROPER METHOD OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL/WASTE IDENTIFICATION, TORAGE, AND DISPOSAL

J4.002 CONTROL AND MINIMIZE THE EFFECTS OF FUEL/OIL SPILLS

K. QUALITY ASSURANCE

K4.002 PERFORM SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (SE) ACCEPTANCE AND TRANSFER INSPECTIONS

K4.003 MONITOR CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAM

K4.004 SCHEDULE EJECTION SEATS CHECK OUT DATES

L. MECHANICAL ADMINISTRATION

L4.003 DEBRIEF FLIGHT CREWS

L4.004 FILL OUT VIDS/MAFS AND UPDATE VIDS BOARDS

L4.005 REVIEW AND CORRECT MAINTENANCE DATA REPORTS

M. CORROSION CONTROL

M4.004 COMPLY WITH CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAM

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K. QUALITY ASSURANCE

K5.001 PERFORM IN-PROCESS/FINAL QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTIONS

L. MECHANICAL ADMINISTRATION

L5.001 REVIEW AIRCRAFT DISCREPANCY AND LOGBOOKS

L5.002 PREPARE AND REVIEW QUALITY DEFICIENCY/EXPLOSIVE MISHAP REPORTS

L5.003 UPDATE AIRCRAFT DISCREPANCY BOOKS

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C. OXYGEN, NITROGEN, AND LIQUID OXYGEN SYSTEMS

C6.001 COMPLY WITH AVIATORS' BREATHING OXYGEN (ABO) PROGRAM

K. QUALITY ASSURANCE

K6.001 SCHEDULE AND CONDUCT WORK CENTER AUDITS

L. MECHANICAL ADMINISTRATION

L6.001 CONDUCT MAINTENANCE BRIEFS/DEBRIEFS

L6.002 REVIEW SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (SE) MISUSE/ABUSE REPORTS

L6.003 REVIEW EQUIPMENT HISTORY CARDS

L6.004 PREPARE, REVIEW, AND UPDATE AIRCRAFT STATUS REPORTS

L6.005 REVIEW DAILY AUDIT REPORTS

P. CORROSION CONTROL

K6.003 MONITOR CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAM

AMEC

L. MCHANICAL ADMINISTRATION

L7.001 ASSIGN AIRCRAFT TO MISSIONS

L7.002 CERTIFY AIRCRAFT SAFE FOR FLIGHT

L7.003 REVIEW NAVFLIRS FORMS

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing.

Notes: Normal hearing required. Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating.

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through formal Navy schooling. Operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

Course Title Location Calendar Days
AME Common Core Pensacola 44
AME Egress Strd Pensacola 8
All Students attend Common Core. Only some will attend the Strand course.

Basic Aviation Structural Mechanic course, basic aviation theory course, and skills required for specialized AME rating Group instruction, classroom and shop After completion of AME Core "A" school, AMEs assigned to squadrons with ejection seat aircraft, attend two weeks of egress training. AMEs may be assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers or to other Navy ships carrying aircraft, to Naval Air Stations or other aviation shore facilities in the United States or overseas. There will be formalized training opportunities throughout your career. During a 20-year period, AMEs spend about 50 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment: Aviation structural mechanics may be assigned to sea or shore duty any place in the world, so their working environment varies considerably. They may work in hangars or hangar decks or outside on flight decks or flight lines at air stations. A high noise level is a normal part of their environment. AMEs work closely with others, do mostly physical work and require little supervision. AMEs may also serve as flight engineers aboard certain aircraft.

Opportunity Rating:

E-1 to E-4 E-5 E-6
3 2 2
1 = Currently undermanned
2 = Currently manned at desired levels
3 = Currently overmanned

Note: Levels are as of 10 December 2003. Subject to change without notice.


 Aviation Structural Mechanic - Hydraulic AMH

General Info:

The Aviation Structural Mechanic - Hydraulics (AMH), maintains all aircraft main and auxiliary hydraulic power systems, actuating subsystems and landing gear. Aircrew volunteers from this rating perform inflight duties in various types of aircraft. Aircrew volunteers should volunteer under the Aircrew Recruiting Program.

What They Do:

The duties performed by AMHs include: removing, repairing and replacing hydraulic system pumps, auxiliary power systems and unit actuating subsystems; maintaining aircraft landing gear system, brakes and related pneumatic systems, reservoir pressurization, emergency actuating devices, pumps, valves, regulators, cylinders, lines and fittings; servicing pressure accumulators, emergency air bottles, oleo (air-oil) struts, reservoirs and master brake cylinders; inspecting, removing and replacing components of hydraulic systems; replacing gaskets, packing, and wipers in hydraulic components; performing daily, preflight, postflight and other periodic aircraft inspections.

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A. MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

A4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING

AND UTILITY SYSTEM HEAT EXCHANGERS AND COMPONENTS

A4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM HEAT EXCHANGER FANS AND COMPONENTS

A4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM PRIMARY EJECTOR VALVES AND COMPONENTS

A4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING

SYSTEM PRESSURE/TEMPERATURE SENSORS AND COMPONENTS

A4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM AIR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLERS AND COMPONENTS

A4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM WATER EXTRACTORS AND COMPONENTS

A4.007 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM TURBINE COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLIES AND COMPONENTS

A4.008 PERFORM OPERATIONAL CHECKS ON AIRCRAFT AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

A4.009 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT ANTI-ICE/DEICING SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.011 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR ISOLATION VALVES

A4.012 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT BLEED-AIR PRESSURE REGULATING VALVES

A4.013 INSPECT, REMOVE, AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT BLEED-AIR OVERPRESSURE SWITCHES

A4.014 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT LIQUID COOLANT SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.015 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT RAM-AIR VALVES AND COMPONENTS A4.016 INSPECT WAVEGUIDE FILTERS

A4.017 INSPECT, REMOVE, AND REPLACE AIR DESICCATORS AND COMPONENTS

A4.018 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT GROUND COOLING FANS AND COMPONENTS

A4.019 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIRFLOW VALVES AND COMPONENTS

A4.020 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT RAIN REMOVAL SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.021 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT WINDSHIELD WASHER SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.022 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT FIRE- EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.023 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT CLAMSHELL CANOPY SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.024 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT SLIDING CANOPY SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

A4.025 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT FRANGIBLE CANOPIES AND COMPONENTS

A4.028 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT PARACHUTES AND SEAT PANS

A4.O31 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT AIR MULTIPLIER PACKAGES

A4.032 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT PNEUMATIC PACKAGES

A4.033 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT MECHANICAL LINKAGES

A4.034 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT SHUTOFF VALVES

A4.035 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT CHECK VALVES

A4.036 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT MODULATING VALVES

B. ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE

B4.001 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT EJECTION SEAT ACTUATORS

B4.002 INSPECT EJECTION SEAT ROCKET MOTORS AND COMPONENTS

B4.003 REMOVE AND REPLACE CARTRIDGE-ACTUATED DEVICES (CADS)

B4.004 REMOVE AND REPLACE SHIELDED/FLEXIBLE MILD DETONATING CORDS (SMDC/FCDC)

B4.005 ARM AND DISARM AIRCRAFT CANOPY JETTISON SYSTEMS

B4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT EJECTION SEAT SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

C. OXYGEN, NITROGEN, AND LIQUID OXYGEN SYSTEMS

C4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT GASEOUS/LIQUID OXYGEN (LOX) SYSTEMS COMPONENTS

C4.002 INSPECT AND OPERATE GASEOUS/LIQUID OXYGEN SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (SE)

F. AIRCREW PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR

F4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT PERSONNEL RESTRAINTS HARNESS RELEASE SYSTEMS, AND COMPONENTS

H. GENERAL MAINTENANCE

H4.001 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT FLOORBOARDS

H4.002 REMOVE AND REPLACE COCKPIT FURNISHINGS

H4.003 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT SECURING DEVICES

H4.004 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT PROTECTIVE DEVICES

H4.005 REMOVE AND REPLACE AIRCRAFT DOWNLOCKS, JURY STRUTS, AND SAFETY PINS

H4.006 PERFORM AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENT INSPECTIONS

I. TOOL CONTROL

I4.012 COMPLY WITH TOOL CONTROL PROGRAM

J. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

J4.001 DETERMINE THE PROPER METHOD OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL/WASTE IDENTIFICATION, TORAGE, AND DISPOSAL

J4.002 CONTROL AND MINIMIZE THE EFFECTS OF FUEL/OIL SPILLS

K. QUALITY ASSURANCE

K4.002 PERFORM SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (SE) ACCEPTANCE AND TRANSFER INSPECTIONS

K4.003 MONITOR CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAM

K4.004 SCHEDULE EJECTION SEATS CHECK OUT DATES

L. MECHANICAL ADMINISTRATION

L4.003 DEBRIEF FLIGHT CREWS

L4.004 FILL OUT VIDS/MAFS AND UPDATE VIDS BOARDS

L4.005 REVIEW AND CORRECT MAINTENANCE DATA REPORTS

M. CORROSION CONTROL

M4.004 COMPLY WITH CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAM

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K. QUALITY ASSURANCE

K5.001 PERFORM IN-PROCESS/FINAL QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTIONS

L. MECHANICAL ADMINISTRATION

L5.001 REVIEW AIRCRAFT DISCREPANCY AND LOGBOOKS

L5.002 PREPARE AND REVIEW QUALITY DEFICIENCY/EXPLOSIVE MISHAP REPORTS

L5.003 UPDATE AIRCRAFT DISCREPANCY BOOKS

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C. OXYGEN, NITROGEN, AND LIQUID OXYGEN SYSTEMS

C6.001 COMPLY WITH AVIATORS' BREATHING OXYGEN (ABO) PROGRAM

K. QUALITY ASSURANCE

K6.001 SCHEDULE AND CONDUCT WORK CENTER AUDITS

L. MECHANICAL ADMINISTRATION

L6.001 CONDUCT MAINTENANCE BRIEFS/DEBRIEFS

L6.002 REVIEW SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (SE) MISUSE/ABUSE REPORTS

L6.003 REVIEW EQUIPMENT HISTORY CARDS

L6.004 PREPARE, REVIEW, AND UPDATE AIRCRAFT STATUS REPORTS

L6.005 REVIEW DAILY AUDIT REPORTS

P. CORROSION CONTROL

K6.003 MONITOR CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAM

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L. MCHANICAL ADMINISTRATION

L7.001 ASSIGN AIRCRAFT TO MISSIONS

L7.002 CERTIFY AIRCRAFT SAFE FOR FLIGHT

L7.003 REVIEW NAVFLIRS FORMS

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing.

Notes: Normal hearing required. Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating.

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

"A" School Pensacola, Fl. 6-8 weeks

Basic Aviation Structural Mechanic course, basic aviation theory course, and skills required for specialized AMH rating Group instruction, classroom and shop After completion of Core "A" school, AMHs may attend an additional two week Organizational Level maintenance school. AMHs may be assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers or to other Navy ships carrying aircraft, to Naval Air Stations or other aviation shore facilities in the United States or overseas. You will have opportunities for formal schoolhouse advanced technical training throughout your career. During a 20-year period, AMHs spend about 50 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment: Aviation Structural Mechanics may be assigned to sea or shore duty any place in the world, so their working environment varies considerably. They may work in hangars or hangar decks, or outside on flight decks or flight lines at air stations. A high noise level is a normal part of their work environment. AMHs work closely with others, do mostly physical work and require little supervision. AMHs may also serve as flight engineers aboard certain aircraft.

Opportunity Rating:

E-1 to E-4 E-5 E-6
2 2 2
1 = Currently undermanned
2 = Currently manned at desired levels
3 = Currently overmanned

Note: Levels are as of 10 December 2003. Subject to change without notice.

Special Note: Rate Conversions not authorized above E-5.


 Aviation Structural Mechanic - Structures AMH

General Info:

The Aviation Structural Mechanic - Structures (AMS), is responsible for maintenance on the aircraft fuselage(mainframe), wings, airfoils, and associated fixed and moveable surfaces and flight controls. Aircrew volunteers from this rating perform inflight duties in various types of aircraft. Aircrew volunteers should volunteer under the Aircrew Recruiting Program.
 

What They Do:

The duties performed by AMSs include: removing, repairing and replacing aircraft fuselage, wings, fixed and movable surfaces, airfoils, regular seats, wheels and tires, controls and mechanisms; removing, installing and rigging aircraft flight control surfaces; fabricating and assembling metal components and making minor repairs to aircraft skin; installing rivets and metal fasteners; painting aircraft; fabricating repairs for composite components; performing non-destructive dye penetrant inspections (NDI); performing daily, preflight, postflight and other periodic aircraft inspections.

 

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A. FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS ROTARY

A4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ROTARY WING FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

A4.002 USE TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS, BLUEPRINTS, AND DRAWINGS TO PERFORM AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE

B. FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS FIXED WING

B4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON FIXED WING FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

B4.002 COMPLY WITH THE TOOL CONTROL PROGRAM

C. UTILITY SYSTEMS

C4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON NOSE GEAR STEERING SYSTEMS

C4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT LAUNCH BAR SYSTEMS

C4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT TAIL HOOK SYSTEMS

C4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT WING, FIN, AND TAIL FOLD SYSTEMS

C4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEMS

D. LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS

D4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT MAIN LANDING GEAR (MLG) SYSTEMS

D4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT NOSE LANDING GEAR (NLG) SYSTEMS

D4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY BLOW-DOWN SYSTEMS

E. BRAKES AND WHEELS

E4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT BRAKE SYSTEMS

E4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLIES

F. POWER SYSTEMS

F4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT HYDRAULIC DISTRIBUTION AND INDICATING SYSTEMS

F4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT PNEUMATIC DISTRIBUTION AND INDICATING SYSTEMS

F4.003 DECONTAMINATE AIRCRAFT HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS (RECIRCULATE, FLUSH, OR PURGE)

F4.004 APPLY HYDRAULIC POWER TO AIRCRAFT

G. HOSE AND TUBE REPAIR/MANUFACTURING

G4.001 INSPECT AND REMOVE FLEXIBLE HOSES

G4.002 MANUFACTURE AND INSTALL FLEXIBLE HOSES

G4.003 INSPECT AND REMOVE RIGID TUBES

G4.004 MANUFACTURE AND INSTALL RIGID TUBES

H. STRUCTURAL REPAIR/MAINTENANCE

H4.001 INSPECT AIRCRAFT METALLIC STRUCTURES FOR CRACKS AND DAMAGE

H4.002 REMOVE AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT METALLIC STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

H4.003 REPLACE AND ALIGN AIRCRAFT METALLIC STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

H4.004 FABRICATE AIRCRAFT METALLIC STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

H4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIRCRAFT WINDSHIELDS AND WINDSCREENS

H4.006 SEAL AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

H4.007 REMOVE, REPLACE, RIG, AND ADJUST AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES

H4.008 INSPECT AND REMOVE AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL HARDWARE

H4.009 REPLACE AND TORQUE AIRCRAFT HARDWARE

H4.010 INSPECT AND REPAIR AIRCRAFT NONMETALLIC STRUCTURES

I. QUALITY ASSURANCE

I4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENT INSPECTIONS

I4.002 PREPARE AIRCRAFT PARTS FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE

INSPECTION (NDI) AND PERFORM LIQUID PENETRANT INSPECTIONS

I4.003 COMPLY WITH THE FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) PROGRAM

J. AVIATION SUPPORT

J4.001 USE VIDS/MAF TO DOCUMENT REPAIR ACTIONS AND REPAIRABLES

J4.002 COMPLY WITH THE HAZMAT PROGRAM

J4.003 COMPLY WITH FUEL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

J4.004 COMPLY WITH THE HYDRAULIC CONTAMINATION PROGRAM

J4.005 PERFORM AIRCRAFT JACKING AND HOISTING OPERATIONS

K. CORROSION CONTROL

K4.001 RESEARCH CORROSION PREVENTION/CONTROL AND MATERIAL PRESERVATION PUBLICATIONS

K4.002 WASH AIRCRAFT

K4.003 CLEAN AND LUBRICATE AIRCRAFT AND REMOVABLE COMPONENTS

K4.004 DETECT AND TREAT CORROSION

K4.005 PREPARE AIRCRAFT AND COMPONENTS FOR PAINTING

K4.006 LAYOUT AIRCRAFT STENCILS AND MARKINGS

K4.007 PAINT AIRCRAFT AND COMPONENTS

K4.008 PERFORM CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE ON PAINT EQUIPMENT

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L. MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION

L5.001 REVIEW AND CORRECT DAILY AUDIT REPORTS

L5.002 REVIEW AND CORRECT MAINTENANCE DATA REPORTS

L5.003 ATTEND MAINTENANCE BRIEFS/DEBRIEFS

L5.004 REVIEW AND PROVIDE INPUTS TO THE MONTHLY MAINTENANCE PLAN

M. LOGISTICS

M5.001 INVENTORY AIRCRAFT

M5.002 TURN IN PME TO CALIBRATION LABORATORIES

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K. CORROSION CONTROL

K6.001 APPLY AIRCRAFT PRIMERS AND TOPCOATS

L. MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION

L6.001 REVIEW AND INITIATE NAVAL AVIATION DISCREPANCY REPORTING PROGRAM (NAMDRP) REPORTS

L6.002 REVIEW AIRCRAFT STATUS BOARDS

L6.003 CONDUCT MAINTENANCE BRIEFS/DEBRIEFS

L6.004 REVIEW AIRCRAFT DISCREPANCY BOOKS (ADBS)

M. LOGISTICS

M6.001 RESEARCH EMERGENCY RECLAMATION MANUALS

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C. UTILITY SYSTEMS

C7.001 TROUBLESHOOT WING DE-ICER SYSTEM

K. CORROSION CONTROL

K7.001 RESEARCH AIRCRAFT CORROSION PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND MATERIAL PRESERVATION PUBLICATIONS

M. LOGISTICS

M7.001 REVIEW PRECISION MEASURING EQUIPMENT (PME) CALIBRATION SCHEDULES

M7.002 REVIEW AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE MATERIAL READINESS LISTS (AMMRL)

M7.003 REVIEW CONSOLIDATED REMAIN IN PLACE LISTS

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing.

Notes: Normal hearing required. Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating.

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

"A" School Pensacola, Fl. 6-8 weeks

Basic Aviation Structural Mechanic course, basic aviation theory course, and skills required for specialized AMS rating Group instruction, classroom and shop. After completion of Core "A" school, AMSs may attend an additional two week organizational maintenance training school. AMSs may be assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers or to other Navy ships carrying aircraft, to Naval Air Stations or other aviation shore facilities in the United States or overseas. You will have opportunities to attend formal schoolhouse advanced technical training throughout your career. During a 20-year period, AMSs spend about 50 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment: Aviation Structural Mechanics may be assigned to sea or shore duty any place in the world, so their working environment varies considerably. They may work in hangars or hangar decks, or outside on flight decks or flight lines at air stations. A high noise level is a normal part of their work environment. AMHs work closely with others, do mostly physical work and require little supervision. AMHs may also serve as flight engineers aboard certain aircraft.

Opportunity Rating:

E-1 to E-4 E-5 E-6
2 2 2
1 = Currently undermanned
2 = Currently manned at desired levels
3 = Currently overmanned

Note: Levels are as of 10 December 2003. Subject to change without notice.

Special Note: Rate Conversions not authorized above E-5.


Airman (AN)

General Info:

This enlistment program option enables men and women to eventually qualify for one of several Navy ratings (skill specialties) through on-the-job airman apprenticeship training. The program also offers apprenticeship training in ratings that may not be available at the time of enlistment.

After completion of recruit training, enlistees in the Airman Apprenticeship Training program attend a three-week course on basic theory in aviation fundamental skills. After successful completion of this training, airman apprentices are usually assigned to squadrons or other aviation commands where the Navy needs them the most.

Airman apprentices can request and may receive on-the-job training in any one of several available ratings available at their first command by completing correspondence courses and personal advancement requirements.

They must be qualified for and recommended by their commanding officer to receive this training.

Airman apprentices may also attend special Navy schools to learn about fire fighting, aircraft systems, preventive maintenance of equipment and the use of special tools used in the rating they are seeking.

Airman apprentices must be able to get along well with others, as they are important members of the aviation team. Other qualities include resourcefulness, curiosity, a good memory, manual dexterity, physical strength and normal color perception.

Enlistees enter the Navy as E-1s (Airman Recruit). Advancement to E-2 (Airman Apprentice) may be achieved after nine months of successful naval service, with advancement to E-3 (Airman) after an additional nine months.

What They Do:

The duties performed by airman apprentices include:

 

    • repairing, maintaining and stowing aircraft and associated equipment in preparation for flight operations;
    • working with qualified personnel to gain job training and experience;
    • performing ground and deck duties involved in the take-off and landing of aircraft;
    • standing security watches on flight lines or decks;
    • doing temporary duty for 90-120 days with food services divisions;
    • serving as members of crash crews and security alert teams;
    • participating in naval ceremonies.

Other Requirements:Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing. Security Clearance, (SECRET) required. Must be a U.S. Citizen

Technical Training Information:

Airman apprentices are taught fundamental skills needed in an aviation environment. Most of the training takes place at their first duty station in the form of on-the-job training in the rating for which they are "striking." By "striking" for a specific Navy rating, a qualified person may be assigned to a Navy class "A" technical school for further training in that rating.

Navy Ratings in the Airman Apprenticeship Training Program

    Electronics
    AT - Aviation Electronics Technician

    Electrical
    AE - Aviation Electrician's Mate

    Mechanical
    AD - Aviation Machinist's Mate
    AME - Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment)*
    AMH - Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics)
    AMS - Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures)
    AS - Aviation Support Equipment Technician

    Miscellaneous
    ABE - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment)
    ABF - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels)
    ABH - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling)
    AC - Air Traffic Controller*
    AG - Aerographer's Mate*
    AK - Aviation Storekeeper
    AO - Aviation Ordnanceman
    AW - Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
    AZ - Aviation Maintenance Administrationman
    PH - Photographer's Mate
    PR - Aircrew Survival Equipmentman*

* Class "A" technical school required.


Aviation Ordnanceman (AO)

General Info:

Aviation Technicians are responsible for keeping naval aircraft powerplants and related systems, armament and ordnance systems, and aircraft ground support equipment in top operational condition. They may specialize in aircraft engines, reduction gear, helicopter rotor systems, ammunitions and aircraft weapons systems, gas turbine compressor systems, ground air conditioning, aircraft tow tractors, and automotive systems. Aircrew volunteers (AD and AO ratings) perform inflight duties in various types of naval aircraft and should apply via the Aircrew Recruiting Program.

What They Do:

The duties performed by AOs include: inspect, maintain, and repair aircraft mechanical and electrical armament/ordnance systems. service aircraft guns and accessories. stow, assemble, and load aviation ordnance including guided missiles, bombs, mines, and torpedoes.

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A. WEAPONS SYSTEMS OPERATION

A4.001 INSTALL, ADJUST, AND TEST BOMB RACKS, SHACKLES, EJECTORS AND LAUNCHERS

A4.002 TEST, ADJUST, AND ALIGN AIRCRAFT GUN SYSTEMS AND ACCESSORIES

A4.003 PERFORM FUNCTIONAL CHECKS ON SONOBUOYS AND/OR SONOBUOY LAUNCHERS

A4.004 PERFORM STRAY VOLTAGE TEST AND FINAL PRE-TAKEOFF ARMING CHECKS

B. WEAPONS HANDLING

B4.001 MAINTAIN ORDNANCE HANDLING EQUIPMENT

B4.002 OPERATE/MAINTAIN WEAPONS ELEVATORS/CONVEYORS

B4.003 TRANSPORT ORDNANCE

C. ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE: GENERAL

C4.001 TEST AND MAINTAIN RELEASE AND ARMING UNITS

C4.002 CLEAN, LUBRICATE, AND PRESERVE AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT, ORDNANCE AND AVIATION EQUIPMENT

C4.003 INSTALL AND REMOVE PYLONS ON AIRCRAFT

C4.004 INSTALL AND REMOVE CARTRIDGE ACTUATED DEVICES (CADS)

C4.005 LOAD AND DOWNLOAD TOW TARGETS

D. ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE: BOMBS

D4.001 INSTALL AND REMOVE BOMB RACKS, MERS, TERS, IMERS, ITERS, AND/OR SHACKLES

D4.002 REMOVE AND REPLACE BOMB/EJECTOR RACK COMPONENTS

D4.003 ASSEMBLE AND DISASSEMBLE BOMBS

D4.004 PREPARE, INSTALL, AND REMOVE ARMING AND FUZING DEVICES

D4.005 LOAD AND DOWNLOAD FREEFALL ORDNANCE AND STORES

D4.006 INSTALL AND REMOVE ARMING WIRE

E. ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE: GUNS

E4.001 LOAD AND DOWNLOAD AIRCRAFT GUNS

E4.002 INSTALL AND REMOVE AIRCRAFT GUNS AND/OR GUN COMPONENTS

F. ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE: MISSILES/ROCKETS/PYROTECHNICS/LAUNCHERS

F4.001 LOAD AND DOWNLOAD AIRCRAFT MISSILES

F4.002 ASSEMBLE AND DISASSEMBLE MISSILES

F4.003 INSTALL AND REMOVE MISSILE LAUNCHERS

F4.004 REMOVE AND REPLACE MISSILE LAUNCHER COMPONENTS

F4.005 ASSEMBLE AND DISASSEMBLE ROCKETS

F4.006 LOAD AND DOWNLOAD ROCKET LAUNCHERS

F4.007 BUILD-UP AND DISASSEMBLE PYROTECHNICS

F4.008 LOAD AND DOWNLOAD PYROTECHNICS

H. ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE: MAGAZINES

H4.001 INSPECT AND MAINTAIN AMMUNITION MAGAZINES

I. ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE

I4.001 TROUBLESHOOT ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND WIRING CIRCUITS

J. ELECTRO/MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

J4.001 PERFORM JETTISON CHECK ON AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT SYSTEMS

J4.002 PERFORM RELEASE CHECK ON AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT SYSTEMS

K. TEST EQUIPMENT

K4.001 OPERATE TEST EQUIPMENT

K4.002 TROUBLESHOOT TEST EQUIPMENT

N. QUALITY ASSURANCE

N4.001 INSPECT AMMUNITION, SUSPENSION AND TRANSPORTING

EQUIPMENT FOR PROPER CONFIGURATION/CONDITION N4.002 INSPECT AMMUNITION READY SERVICE LOCKERS AND STORAGE FACILITIES

O. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

O4.001 PREPARE AMMUNITION TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS

O4.002 INTERPRET PUBLICATIONS, DIAGRAMS, AND SCHEMATICS

P. AVIATION SUPPORT OPERATIONS

P4.001 DEMONSTRATE STANDARD ARMING AND SAFING SIGNALS

Y. LOGISTICS

Y4.001 ORDER/TURN-IN SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

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A. WEAPONS SYSTEMS OPERATION

A5.001 BORESIGHT/ALIGN AIRCRAFT GUNS

I. ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE

I5.001 MAINTAIN TEST SETS, AIRCRAFT WIRING AND CANNON PLUGS

N. QUALITY ASSURANCE

N5.001 PERFORM AIRCRAFT AND WEAPON PRELOADING/POSTLOADING INSPECTIONS

N5.002 PERFORM QUALITY ASSURANCE CHECKS ON READY SERVICE LOCKERS, MAGAZINES AND REPAIRED EQUIPMENT

O. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

O5.001 PREPARE AMMUNITIONS TRANSACTION REPORTS

O5.002 MAINTAIN AMMUNITION ACCOUNTABILITY AND EQUIPMENT LOGS

U. SAFETY

U5.001 PERFORM DUTIES AS SAFETY OBSERVER ON WEAPONS BUILD-UP AND LOADING TEAMS

V. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

V5.001 COORDINATE AND SUPERVISE BUILD-UP/LOADING CREWS IN THE BUILD-UP/LOADING OF AIRCRAFT MUNITIONS

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N. QUALITY ASSURANCE

N6.001 SUPERVISE THE PREPARATION, MOVEMENT, AND STOWAGE OF MUNITIONS

N6.002 BRIEF AND DEBRIEF FLIGHT CREWS

O. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

O6.001 PREPARE AMMUNITION REQUISITION, TURN-IN, SHIPPING AND HISTORY DOCUMENTS

V. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

V6.001 INSTRUCT AND MONITOR ARMING AND DEARMING CREW

V6.002 INSTRUCT AND MONITOR WEAPONS ASSEMBLY/LOADING CREWS

V6.003 SUPERVISE AND MONITOR STORAGE OF MUNITIONS IN MAGAZINE AND/OR ADVANCE BASES

V6.004 SUPERVISE AND MONITOR THE EXPLOSIVE

QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

AOC

A. WEAPONS SYSTEMS OPERATION

A7.001 INTERPRET BORESIGHTING SPECIFICATIONS

A7.002 EVALUATE NEW ARMAMENT EQUIPMENT AND/OR ORDNANCE MATERIALS

S. MAINTENANCE PLANNING

S7.001 REVIEW OVERHAUL AND PLANNED MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS

(PMS) WORK PACKAGES

V. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

V7.001 COORDINATE AMMUNITION ASSEMBLY FUNCTIONS

V7.002 COORDINATE ORDNANCE MOVEMENT EVOLUTIONS ON SHIP AND/OR STATION

V7.003 COORDINATE CONFIGURATION REQUIREMENTS TO MEET LOAD PLAN

V7.004 MONITOR COMPLIANCE OF EXPLOSIVE DRIVER PROGRAM

V7.005 CONDUCT AND SUPERVISE SAFETY AND INSPECTION PROGRAMS

V7.006 SUPERVISE AND/OR MONITOR FACILITIES FOR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT

Y. LOGISTICS

Y7.001 REVIEW NAVAL AVIATION LOGISTICS COMMAND

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (NALCOMIS)

PROCEDURES MANUALS

Y7.002 DETERMINE REQUIREMENTS OF AVIATION ORDNANCE

LOGISTICS SUPPORT FOR DEPLOYED OPERATIONS

Y7.003 ESTABLISH, VERIFY, AND ACCOUNT FOR ALLOWANCE OF AVIATION ORDNANCE AND ORDNANCE EQUIPMENT

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing. Security Clearance,  (SECRET) Requirement. Must be U.S. citizen.

Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20. Normal hearing required. Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating.

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

    Pensacola, FL --32 calendar days
    Pensacola, FL -- 17 calendar days

Aviation basic theory and basic skills required for rating Group instruction and practical application After "A" school, successful graduates are assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers or to other aviation capable ships, Naval Air Stations or other shore facilities in the United States or overseas. Technicians going to intermediate level maintenance facilities for their first assignment will attend advanced training after "A" School. Each time a technician is assigned to a new aircraft or equipment, more specific and advanced training will be given prior to reporting to respective aviation unit. During a 20-year period in the Navy, expect to spend about 40-50 percent assigned to fleet units and 60-50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment:

Most of the work in these ratings are performed indoors and outdoors - in aircraft hangars, on flight lines, and on the deck of aircraft carriers, in all climatic conditions, in fast-paced and often potentially hazardous environments. Aircrew volunteers may serve as flight engineer, rescue, or utility aircrewman on various naval aircraft.


Aviation Support Equipment Technician - AS

General Info: Aviation Technicians are responsible for keeping naval aircraft powerplants and related systems, armament and ordnance systems, and aircraft ground support equipment in top operational condition. They may specialize in aircraft engines, reduction gear, helicopter rotor systems, ammunitions and aircraft weapons systems, gas turbine compressor systems, ground air conditioning, aircraft tow tractors, and automotive systems. Aircrew volunteers (AD and AO ratings) perform inflight duties in various types of naval aircraft and should apply via the Aircrew Recruiting Program.

What They Do: The duties performed by AS technicians include: automotive electrical and mechanical repair. inspect, test, and repair electric generators, motors, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. service and repair refrigeration and air conditioning systems. perform gasoline and diesel engine repair, body work, brake service, minor welding, and paintwork on ground support equipment.

AS3

A. MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

A4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON STEERING SYSTEMS

A4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON SUSPENSION SYSTEMS

A4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON DRIVE TRAINS

A4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON BRAKE SYSTEMS

A4.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON DIESEL ENGINES

A4.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON GASOLINE ENGINES

A4.007 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE GOVERNORS

A4.008 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS

A4.009 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON FUEL SYSTEMS

A4.010 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON GAS TURBINE COMPRESSORS

AND GAS TURBINE ENCLOSURES

A4.011 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON ENGINE COOLING SYSTEMS

A4.012 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON FLIGHT DECK SCRUBBERS

A4.013 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON MOBILE FIRE FIGHTING

UNITS

A4.014 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON SE CHASSIS

A4.015 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON HOISTING AND LIFTING

DEVICES

B. ELECTRO/MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

B4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON DIESEL ENGINE IGNITION

SYSTEMS

B4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON GASOLINE ENGINE IGNITION

SYSTEMS

B4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON POWER GENERATING UNITS

B4.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON CHASSIS ELECTRICAL

SYSTEMS

C. HYDRAULIC/PNEUMATIC MAINTENANCE

C4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

C4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

C4.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS

D. GENERAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

D4.001 PERFORM GENERAL MAINTENANCE ON SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

E. QUALITY ASSURANCE

E4.001 INSPECT TIRES AND RIMS FOR DAMAGE

E4.002 PERFORM PREOPERATIONAL INSPECTIONS ON SE

H. CORROSION CONTROL

H4.001 PERFORM CORROSION CONTROL ON SE

I. MAINTENANCE PLANNING

I4.001 ADMINISTER THE SURFACE MAINTENANCE MATERIAL

MANAGEMENT (3-M) PROGRAM

K. SAFETY

K4.001 DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN ACCORDANCE

WITH CURRENT GUIDELINES

L. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

L4.001 PREPARE NAVAL AVIATION LOGISTICS COMMAND

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (NALCOMIS) OR VIDS

DOCUMENTS

O. LOGISTICS

O4.001 PREPARE EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPMENT

AS2

A. MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

A5.001 REPAIR GASOLINE ENGINE TIMING SYSTEMS

A5.002 PERFORM GASOLINE AND DIESEL ENGINE TUNE-UPS

A5.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON GOVERNOR CONTROL UNITS

A5.004 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON CARBURETION SYSTEMS

A5.005 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON DIESEL FUEL INJECTORS

A5.006 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON GAS TURBINE COMPRESSORS

AND GAS TURBINE ENCLOSURES

A5.007 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON MOBILE FIRE FIGHTING

UNITS

A5.008 INCORPORATE SERVICE CHANGES ON SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

A5.009 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON CRASH CRANES

B. ELECTRO/MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

B5.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON DIRECT CURRENT MOTORS

B5.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS

B5.003 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON MINIATURE AND

MICROMINIATURE COMPONENTS

B5.004 ADJUST VOLTAGE REGULATORS

C. HYDRAULIC/PNEUMATIC MAINTENANCE

C5.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON CRYOGENIC SYSTEMS

D. GENERAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

D5.001 INCORPORATE TECHNICAL DIRECTIVES (TD)

E. QUALITY ASSURANCE

E5.001 PERFORM LOAD TESTING ON SE

F. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

F5.001 MAINTAIN AERONAUTICAL EQUIPMENT SERVICE RECORDS

(AESR)

K. SAFETY

K5.001 PREPARE MISUSE AND ABUSE REPORTS

L. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

L5.001 DIRECT SE ISSUES AND RECEIPTS

M. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

M5.001 COMPLETE SE TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS (TR)

M5.002 REVIEW AND UPDATE TECHNICAL MANUALS

N. TRAINING

N5.001 TRAIN SUBORDINATES ON OPERATION OF SE

AS1

E. QUALITY ASSURANCE

E6.001 MANAGE DISPERSED TECHNICAL PUBLICATION LIBRARIES

E6.002 ASSIST WITH THE SE MISUSE AND ABUSE PROGRAM

E6.003 ASSIST WITH THE HYDRAULIC FLUID CONTAMINATION

CONTROL PROGRAM

E6.004 ASSIST WITH THE SE TIRE AND WHEEL MAINTENANCE

SAFETY PROGRAM

E6.005 ASSIST WITH COLLATERAL DUTY INSPECTOR

INSPECTIONS

E6.006 ASSIST WITH THE TOOL CONTROL PROGRAM

E6.007 PREPARE NAVAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE DISCREPANCY

REPORTS

E6.008 ASSIST WITH THE FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD)

PROGRAM

E6.009 COMPLY WITH POLLUTION CONTROL REQUIREMENTS

E6.010 ASSIST WITH THE AVIATOR'S BREATHING OXYGEN (ABO)

SURVEILLANCE AND CONTAMINATION CONTROL PROGRAM

E6.011 ASSIST WITH DIVISIONAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS

E6.012 PREPARE MAINTENANCE DATA ANALYSIS AND DETERMINE

TRENDS

F. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

F6.001 COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT REPAIR LIST (ICRL)

CHANGE DOCUMENTS

F6.002 SCHEDULE AND SUPERVISE SE MAINTENANCE

F6.003 VERIFY DEPARTMENTAL SE ASSET CALIBRATION

REQUIREMENTS

I. MAINTENANCE PLANNING

I6.001 DEVELOP OR PREPARE LOCAL MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENT

CARDS (MRC)

K. SAFETY

K6.001 ASSIST QA WITH INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT

INVESTIGATIONS

L. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

L6.001 ASSIST WITH QA AUDITS

L6.002 DIRECT INSTALLATION OF TECHNICAL DIRECTIVE

CHANGES (TDC)

L6.003 DIRECT WORK CENTER CORROSION PREVENTION AND

CONTROL PROGRAMS

L6.004 DIRECT WORK CENTER INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT REPAIR

LIST (ICRL)

L6.005 DIRECT WORK CENTER INDIVIDUAL MATERIAL READINESS

LIST (IMRL)

L6.006 VERIFY WORK CENTER MAINTENANCE DATA COLLECTION

SYSTEM (MDCS) DOCUMENTS

M. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

M6.001 SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR MANUFACTURE OF MATERIAL OR

EQUIPMENT

M6.002 ASSIST WITH SE OPERATOR TRAINING AND LICENSING

PROGRAMS

M6.003 UPDATE PERIODIC MAINTENANCE INFORMATION CARDS

(PMIC)

O. LOGISTICS

O6.001 MANAGE SQUADRON SUPPLY AND INVENTORY PROCEDURES

ASC

E. QUALITY ASSURANCE

E7.001 PARTICIPATE IN FLEET AND WING SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

INSPECTIONS

F. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

F7.001 COORDINATE DIVISIONAL, DEPARTMENTAL, TENANT

ACTIVITY, FLEET, AND WING SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

ASSET REQUIREMENTS

L. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

L7.001 MANAGE DIVISIONAL QA PROGRAMS

L7.002 MANAGE DIVISIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL SE ASSETS

L7.003 DIRECT SE OPERATOR TRAINING AND LICENSING

PROGRAMS

O. LOGISTICS

O7.001 PREPARE AWAITING PARTS (AWP) REPORTS

O7.002 PREPARE INVENTORY REPORTS

O7.003 SURVEY DAMAGED EQUIPMENT

O7.004 PREPARE BUDGET REQUESTS

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception.

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

Course Title Location Calendar Days
AS A1 Pensacola 114

Aviation basic theory and basic skills required for rating Group instruction and practical application After "A" school, successful graduates are assigned to aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers or to other aviation capable ships, Naval Air Stations or other shore facilities in the United States or overseas. Technicians going to intermediate level maintenance facilities for their first assignment will attend advanced training after "A" School. Each time a technician is assigned to a new aircraft or equipment, more specific and advanced training will be given prior to reporting to respective aviation unit. During a 20-year period in the Navy, expect to spend about 40-50 percent assigned to fleet units and 60-50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment: Most of the work in these ratings are performed indoors and outdoors - in aircraft hangars, on flight lines, and on the deck of aircraft carriers, in all climatic conditions, in fast-paced and often potentially hazardous environments. Aircrew volunteers may serve as flight engineer, rescue, or utility aircrewman on various naval aircraft.

Opportunity Rating:

E-1 to E-4 E-5 E-6
2 2 3
1 = Currently undermanned
2 = Currently manned at desired levels
3 = Currently overmanned

Note: Levels are as of 10 December 2003. Subject to change without notice.


Aviation Electronics Technician (AT)

General Info:

Aviation electronics technicians (ATs) repair some of the most advanced electronics systems in the world. Repair jobs can range from flight deck trouble-shooting of the electronic weapons system on an F-14 Tomcat aircraft to changing computer circuit cards in an air-conditioned shop. ATs also have the opportunity to fly in what they fix and get paid extra while they're doing it. Naval aircrew volunteers can fly in various types of naval aircraft from helicopters to jets (see Aircrew Program for details).

What They Do:

Aviation electronics technicians troubleshoot and repair a number of complex electronics systems. Employing all the latest test equipment and procedures, ATs put that training to use repairing systems such as: communications navigation infrared detection radar laser electronics fiber optics digital computers or installing field changes, alterations and modifications to avionics systems.

AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (INTERMEDIATE) (AT)

AT3(I)

A. AVIONICS SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

A4.001 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON CONTROL INDICATOR, DATA

DISPLAY, AND DATA LINK SYSTEMS

A4.002 PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON DIGITAL DATA AND AIRCRAFT

INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

B. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE

B4.001 FABRICATE AND REPAIR ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL

CABLES AND CONNECTORS

B4.002 DEMONSTRATE BASIC ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC

TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIR PROCEDURES

B4.003 TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR ELECTRICAL AND

ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

B4.004 TROUBLESHOOT ANTENNAS AND TRANSMISSION LINES

C. MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

C4.001 MAINTAIN PRESSURIZED EQUIPMENT

C4.002 REMOVE AND INSTALL WAVEGUIDE SECTIONS AND

GROUNDING DEVICES

E. TEST EQUIPMENT

E4.001 DEMONSTRATE PROPER OPERATION OF GENERAL-PURPOSE

AND AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT

E4.002 MAINTAIN AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS

G. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

G4.001 INTERPRET CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, AND SCHEMATICS

G4.002 COMPLETE MAINTENANCE DATA SYSTEM SOURCE

DOCUMENTS

H. AVIATION SUPPORT OPERATIONS

H4.001 REPLACE "O" RINGS, GASKETS, AND SEALS

H4.002 LUBRICATE AVIONICS SYSTEMS

H4.003 INSTALL ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) PROTECTION

I. AUTOMATED INFORMATION SYSTEM (AIS) OPERATIONS

I4.001 LOAD AND MONITOR OPERATIONAL AND DIAGNOSTIC

COMPUTER PROGRAMS

I4.002 TROUBLESHOOT ANALOG COMPUTING DEVICES

I4.003 PERFORM FUNCTIONAL CHECKS ON COMPUTER DISK

DRIVES

K. LOGISTICS

K4.001 INPUT DATA INTO NAVAL AVIATION LOGISTICS COMMAND

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (NALCOMIS)

AT2(I)

A. AVIONICS SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

A5.001 TROUBLESHOOT INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS

B. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE

B5.001 INSTALL MODIFICATIONS AND FIELD CHANGES TO

AVIONICS SYSTEMS

B5.002 PERFORM INSPECTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC

INTERFERENCE SHIELDING

E. TEST EQUIPMENT

E5.001 INSTALL MODIFICATIONS AND FIELD CHANGES TO TEST

BENCHES

E5.002 TROUBLESHOOT, REMOVE, AND INSTALL COMPONENTS OF

GENERAL-PURPOSE TEST EQUIPMENT

E5.003 PERFORM ADJUSTMENTS ON MODULES OR SUBASSEMBLIES

OF AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT

F. QUALITY ASSURANCE

F5.001 PREPARE NAVAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE DISCREPANCY

REPORTING PROGRAM (NAMDRP) REPORTS

F5.002 PERFORM QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTIONS

F5.003 INTERPRET TECHNICAL DIRECTIVES

G. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

G5.001 REVIEW MAINTENANCE DATA SYSTEM SOURCE DOCUMENTS

I. AUTOMATED INFORMATION SYSTEM OPERATIONS

I5.001 ANALYZE RESULTS OF DIAGNOSTIC COMPUTER PROGRAMS

I5.002 TROUBLESHOOT COMPUTER DISK DRIVES

AT1(I)

E. TEST EQUIPMENT

E6.001 MONITOR TEST EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND CALIBRATION

F. QUALITY ASSURANCE

F6.001 DEVELOP WORK CENTER TOOL CONTROL, FOD,

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE, AND CORROSION

PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROCEDURES

G. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

G6.001 REVIEW MAINTENANCE DATA SYSTEM MACHINE REPORTS

J. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

J6.001 MONITOR MODIFICATIONS AND FIELD CHANGES TO TEST

BENCHES

J6.002 MONITOR MODIFICATIONS AND FIELD CHANGES TO

AVIONICS SYSTEMS

K. LOGISTICS

K6.001 UPDATE INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT REPAIR LISTS

ATC(I)

F. QUALITY ASSURANCE

F7.001 UPDATE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL

DIRECTIVES

J. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

J7.001 ESTABLISH AND REVIEW QUALIFICATIONS FOR QUALITY

ASSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE, COLLATERAL DUTY

INSPECTOR, AND COLLATERAL DUTY QUALITY ASSURANCE

REPRESENTATIVE

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception. Security Clearance, (SECRET) Requirement. Must be U.S. citizen

Technical Training Information:

Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Additional training for specific aircraft or equipment is generally received before reporting to operational activities. Advanced technical and specific operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

 

    Pensacola, FL --51 calendar days
    Pensacola, FL -- 103 calendar days (some)
    Pensacola, FL -- 46 calendar days (some)

Aviation basic theory and basic technical knowledge and skills of electricity and electronics Group instruction School assignments vary with individuals. When training is completed, aviation electronics technicians may be assigned to naval air stations, squadrons, aircraft carriers or other aviation facilities in the United States or overseas. During a 20-year period in the Navy. ATs spend about 60 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 40 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment:

ATs perform duties at sea and ashore all over the world. They may work indoors, outdoors, in a shop environment, in an aircraft squadron or on an aircraft carrier. They work closely with others, require little supervision, and do mental and physical work of a technical nature.

 


Avionics Technician - AV

General Info: Aviation Electronic, Electrical, and Computer Systems Technicians work with some of the most advanced electronics equipment in the world and repair a wide range of aircraft electrical and electronic systems. Repair jobs can range from trouble-shooting the computer-controlled weapon system on an F/A18 Hornet on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier to changing circuit cards or tracing electrical wiring diagrams in an air-conditioned shop. Most of these technicians are trained in computers to support state-of-the-art equipment or on power generators and power distribution systems to support aircraft electrical systems.

These technicians may also volunteer to fly as Naval aircrew. Aircrew perform numerous in-flight duties and operate radar and weapon systems in turbojet, helicopter, or propeller aircraft. Aircrew earn additional pay for flying. .

What They Do: AV sailors attend common basic electronics training, after which they are selected for either the Aviation Electricians (AE) rating or the Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) rating.

Depending on selection to AE or AT, the AV sailor will troubleshoot and repair some of the following complex electronic systems, employing the latest test equipment and procedures:

• digital computers
• fiber optics
• infrared detection
• radar systems
• electricity generation systems
• laser electronics
• navigation systems
• communications equipment
• electrical power distribution
• pressure indication systems
• electric transformers and circuits

Technicians may also perform the following functions:

• Testing aircraft instruments and systems such as automatic flight controls, inertial navigation, and compass systems;
• Installing changes, alterations, and modifications to aircraft electronics systems;
• Performing micro-miniature module repair on computer circuit cards;
• Using a variety of electrical measuring and diagnostic equipment;
• Reading electrical system diagrams;
• Repairing and maintaining power generators and electric motors.

Other Requirements: High school diploma graduate or equivalent. Must be able to type 40 words per minute. Must have no record of conviction by civil court for any offense other than minor traffic.

Applicants in this career field will work on some of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the Navy. Applicants should have an interest in aviation and working with or around aircraft. They should have a high degree of manual dexterity with tools, equipment, and machines for detailed precision work. They should have a strong interest in electrical or computer systems and be ready to tackle a tough academic curriculum in electronics training. They should have a desire to be resourceful parts of a team effort. Helpful attributes include arithmetic knowledge, writing ability, speaking skills, good memory, and physical fitness.

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Additional training for specific aircraft or equipment is generally received before reporting to operational activities. Advanced technical and specific operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

Course Location Length
Class “A” Technical School Pensacola, FL 14-26 Weeks

School assignments vary with individuals. When initial training is completed, AV technicians are selected into either the Aviation Technician (AT) or Aviation Electrician (AE) ratings and may be assigned to naval air stations, squadrons, aircraft carriers or other aviation facilities in the United States or overseas. During a 20-year period in the Navy, they will spend about 60 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 40 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment: Sailors in this career field will perform duties at sea and ashore around the world. At various times they could be working at a land-based aircraft squadron or onboard an aircraft carrier, either indoors or outdoors, in a shop environment or in office surroundings, and at a clean lab bench or in a garage-type situation. They work closely with others, require little supervision, and do mental and physical work of a technical nature.


Aviation Warfare Systems Operator (AW)

General Info:

AWs operate airborne radar and electronic equipment used in detecting, locating, and tracking submarines. They also operate equipment used in antisurface, mine, and electronic warfare, and play key roles in search-and-rescue and counter-narcotics operations.

AWN. Aviation Warfare Systems Operator - Non-Acoustic (AWN) perform general flight crew duties; operate various USW and non-USW-related sensor systems to extract, analyze, and classify data obtained; perform specified pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight operations in a multitude of naval aircraft serving anti-surface, USW, mine countermeasures, electronic, counter narcotics, and land and sea rescue warfare missions.

AWH. See above, except assigned to helicopters.

What They Do:

The duties performed by AWNs include:

  • operating airborne electronic equipment;
  • performing tactical duties as flight engineers, load masters and reel operators on TACAMO aircraft;
  • operating airborne mine countermeasure equipment;
  • acting as flight communications operators;
  • performing duties as flight attendants.
  • Operate various airborne acoustic and non-acoustic electronic equipment to provide tactical input to undersea and surface warfare operations.

Qualified individuals who enlist in the Aircrew program will perform tactical crew duties and in-flight maintenance in jet, turboprop and helicopter aircraft. They will undergo some of the most demanding physical training in the military. Aircrewmen are guaranteed class "A" technical school, aircrew training, and if they choose, rescue swimmer training. After successful completion of training, aircrewmen are assigned to flight duty in sea or shore-based squadrons. Because of the potentially hazardous nature of flight duty, aircrewmen receive "flight pay" in addition to other pay and allowances. Active duty obligation is five years -- four years regular enlistment with a one year extension for prolonged training. Enlistees enter as E-1s (recruits). Qualified individuals who volunteer for rescue swimmer training are advanced to E-2 (apprentice) after successful completion of recruit training, and are advanced to E-4 (petty officer third class) upon successful completion of both rescue swimmer school and class "A" school. The Aircrew program is physically and mentally demanding; however, the person who accepts the challenge is rewarded with extra pay and exciting duty assignments.

Other Requirements:

Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing. Must have no speech impediment. Security Clearance, (SECRET) Requirement. 60 month obligation. Must be U.S. citizen.

Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20. Volunteer for flight duty, flight physical. No history of drug abuse.

Technical Training Information:

    NACCS, Pensacola, FL 26 calendar days
    Pensacola, FL -- 115 calendar days

Working Environment:

AWs may be assigned to P3 squadrons, Helicopter Combat Support Squadrons (HC), Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadrons (HS) or Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) sea or shore duty in any part of the world. They work in hangars, shipboard hangar and flight decks, administrative and operations departments. AWs often work on flight lines at air stations, usually around a high level of noise.

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator (Aircrew) AW

General Info: Qualified individuals who enlist in the Aircrew program will perform tactical crew duties and in-flight maintenance in jet, turboprop and helicopter aircraft. They will undergo some of the most demanding physical training in the military. Aircrewmen are guaranteed class "A" technical school, aircrew training, and if they choose, rescue swimmer training. After successful completion of training, aircrewmen are assigned to flight duty in sea or shore-based squadrons. Because of the potentially hazardous nature of flight duty, aircrewmen receive "flight pay" in addition to other pay and allowances. Active duty obligation is five years -- four years regular enlistment with a one year extension for prolonged training. Enlistees enter as E-1s (recruits). Qualified individuals who volunteer for rescue swimmer training are advanced to E-2 (apprentice) after successful completion of recruit training, and are advanced to E-4 (petty officer third class) upon successful completion of both rescue swimmer school and class "A" school. The Aircrew program is physically and mentally demanding; however, the person who accepts the challenge is rewarded with extra pay and exciting duty assignments.

What They Do: Before and after flights aircrewmen perform pre-flight planning and equipment checks and post-flight maintenance associated with their assigned source ratings or mission specialty. The duties performed by aircrewmen include in-flight functions such as: operating tactical weapons, sensors, and communication equipment; performing in-flight maintenance of aircraft electrical and mechanical gear; working with pilots to operate and control aircraft systems; operating mine countermeasure detection and explosion equipment; providing rescue of downed pilots with emergency first aid and survival swimming; performing duties of flight attendants and load masters.

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing. Must have no speech impediment. Security Clearance Requirement. 60 month obligation. Must be U.S. citizen.

Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20. Must be high school graduate. Must volunteer for duty involving aerial flight as crew member and be physically qualified and psychologically adapted for flight IAW Article 15-77 MANMED. Must be certified as a class II swimmer before completion of recruit training with potential to achieve class I swimmer during aircrew training. Rescue swimmer requirements are physically demanding therefore strong swimmers only. No history of drug abuse. Normal depth perception required for rescue swimmer.

High school diploma graduate or equivalent. Must be able to type 40 words per minute. Must have no record of conviction by civil court for any offense other than minor traffic.

Technical Training Information:

Course Title Location Calendar Days
NACCS Pensacola 26
ARSS Pensacola 26
AW A1 Pensacola 115
All Students attend NACCS, then wet attend ARSS, while dry attend AW A1.

Working Environment: Not Available.

Opportunity Rating:

E-1 to E-4 E-5 E-6
1 2 2
1 = Currently undermanned
2 = Currently manned at desired levels
3 = Currently overmanned

Note: Levels are as of 10 December 2003. Subject to change without notice.


Navy Swim Test

Everyone who enters the Navy must pass a Navy Third Class Swim Test The initial test is conducted in basic training (boot camp) for enlisted personnel, and as part of officer accession training (OCS, Academy, ROTC) for commissioned officers. Navy personnel in certain ratings (jobs) must be able to pass the requirements for a second class swim test. Swim test qualification is in accordance with CNET P1552/16 Navy Swimming and Water Survival Instructor/Swim Tester's Manual.

Third-Class Swim Test - A third class swim test is a test to determine if a person can stay afloat and survive without the use of a personal Floatation Device (PFD) in open water long enough to be rescued in a man-overboard situation. The 3rd class swimmer qualification is the minimum entry-level requirement for all U.S. Navy Personnel.

The third class swim test consists of TWO modules. Module one is composed of three separate events, a deep water jump, a 50-yard swim (using any stroke), and a 5-minute prone float. Swimmers who successfully pass module one may continue on to module two. Module two consists of shirt and trouser or coverall inflation.

Second-Class Swim Test - A second class swim test is a test to determine if a person can stay afloat and survive without the use of a personal floatation device (PFD) indefinitely. The second class swimmer qualification is used as an entry-level Requirement for Small Boat Operators, Naval Aircrew, and Rescue Swimmers.

The second class swim test consists of a seep water jump, 100 yard swim demonstrating 25 yards each of the crawl stroke, breast stroke, side stroke, and elementary backstroke. Immediately after the completion of the swim, without leaving the water, students will prone float (face down) for 5 minutes and transition to a back float before exiting the water.

First-Class Swim Test - The first class swim test is required for certain Naval duties, such as to become a certified Navy Swimming Instructor.

To pass the First Class Swim Test, candidates must first obtain a Red Cross or YMCA Life Saving Certificate (or NEC). The candidate must show proficiency (perfection) with the crawl stroke, breast stroke, side stroke, and elementary backstroke. Additionally, they must perform a 25-yard underwater swim, surfacing twice to demonstrate the surface burning oil technique.
 

Above Information Courtesy of Naval Aviation School Command


Aviation Administrationman -AZ

General Info: Aviation maintenance administrationmen perform a variety of clerical, administrative, and managerial duties necessary to keep aircraft maintenance activities running efficiently. The rating requires close communication with all other aviation maintenance ratings.

What They Do: The duties performed by AZs include, but aren't limited to: scheduling aircraft inspections; keeping charts that show trends in aircraft system reliability; organizing and operating libraries of technical publications, reports and related maintenance data; issuing aircraft inspection and work orders; performing a wide range of clerical and administrative duties related to aircraft maintenance, such as preparing reports and correspondence, filing and typing; performing data base and system analysis; maintaining aircraft and engine logbooks, and associated records.

 

AZ3

MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION
INTIAL DATE
A4.001 Prepare, record, and update military personnel musters, temporary additional duty assignments, and recall bills
A4.002 Receive, control, and destroy classified material
A4.003 Process correspondence and order forms and directives
A4.004 Route mail and correspondence
A4.005 Maintain maintenance message boards
MAINTENANCE/PRODUCTION CONTROL
INTIAL DATE
C4.001 Maintain support equipment (SE) records
C4.002 Initiate maintenance action forms (MAFs)
C4.003 Maintain aircraft equipment status records
LOGS AND RECORDS
INTIAL DATE
D4.001 Maintain aircraft logbook and aeronautical equipment service records (AESR)
TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS LIBRARY
INTIAL DATE
E4.001 Maintain, track, and update the technical information material library
NAVAL AVIATION LOGISTICS COMMAND MAINTENANCE INFORMATION SYSTEM (NALCOMIS)/AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING (ADP)
INTIAL DATE
G4.001 Input flight training codes and validate NALCOMIS preventive maintenance (PM)
OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS
INTIAL DATE
H4.001 Process Naval Aircraft Flight Record (NAVFLIR) input and validation
H4.002 Verify flight operation reports
H4.003 Process Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) training jacket updates and requirements
H4.004 Assist in maintaining weight and balance records  
 

AZ2

MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION
INTIAL DATE
A5.001 Prepare, establish, and update, administrative support documents
MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
INTIAL DATE
B5.001 Align, calculate, document, track, maintenance schedules, inspections, intervals, and deviations
MAINTENANCE/PRODUCTION CONTROL
INTIAL DATE
C5.001 Identify equipment for transfer and receipt
LOGS AND RECORDS
INTIAL DATE
D5.001 Prepare, record, and update aircraft records and reports
D5.002 Prepare and update engine documentation
D5.003 Monitor, order, verify, and update technical directives (TDs)
D5.004 Initiate, update, and verify aircraft logbooks and aeronautical equipment service record (AESR) forms and records
D5.005 Prepare and verify aircraft inventory records
TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS LIBRARY
INTIAL DATE
E5.001 Maintain technical publications library
NAVAL AVIATION LOGISTICS COMMAND MAINTENANCE INFORMATION SYSTEM (NALCOMIS)/AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING (ADP)
INTIAL DATE
G5.001 Maintain NALCOMIS/ADP  
 

AZ1

MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION INTIAL DATE
A6.001 Recommend changes to performance and training requirements and procedures
MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
INTIAL DATE
B6.001 Prepare aircraft material readiness reports (AMRR) and determine tour period end date of naval aircraft
MAINTENANCE/PRODUCTION CONTROL
INTIAL DATE
C6.001 Update, track, and verify information and reports
LOGS AND RECORDS
INTIAL DATE
D6.001 Verify aircraft, engine, and component flight hours and operating cycles
MAINTENANCE PLANNING
INTIAL DATE
F6.001 Plan maintenance to include reviewing phase change implementation cards, verifying sequence control charts, and preparing charts, graphs, and displays
TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT
INTIAL DATE
I6.001 Use the aircraft engine management system (AEMS) database
 

AZC

MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION
INTIAL DATE
A7.001 Managing manpower information and requirements
MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
INTIAL DATE
B7.001 Coordinate maintenance
MAINTENANCE/PRODUCTION CONTROL
INTIAL DATE
C7.001 Determine maintenance support requirements
MAINTENANCE PLANNING
INTIAL DATE
F7.001 Provide input to naval aviation logistics command maintenance information system (NALCOMIS) computer user meetings
Technical Management
INTIAL DATE
I7.001 Manage training, maintenance, and engine accounting data

Other Requirements: Security Clearance, (SECRET) Requirement. Must be U.S. citizen

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

Course Title Location Calendar Days
AZ A1 Meridian, MS 56

Basic tasks of the rating. Familiarity with logs, records and reports procedures for naval aircraft. Basic organizational structures and aircraft operating and maintenance practices. Group instruction After "A" school, AZs may be assigned to a squadron, an aircraft carrier, a naval air station or a repair activity ashore. A typing test is required sometime during training. In a 20-year period in the Navy, AZs spend about 55 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 45 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment: Aviation maintenance administrationmen usually work in a clean, comfortable office environment. Places of work vary depending on whether they are assigned to sea or shore duty. The tasks they perform are mostly mental and require close cooperation with fellow workers. AZs may be assigned to an aircraft or helicopter squadron that may deploy to Navy ships. Opportunities also exist to work in squadrons based at overseas sites or within the continental United States.

Opportunity Rating:

E-1 to E-4 E-5 E-6
2 2 3
1 = Currently undermanned
2 = Currently manned at desired levels
3 = Currently overmanned

Note: Levels are as of 10 December 2003. Subject to change without notice.


        

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