Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
Also called: Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Technician, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A and P Mechanic), Aviation Mechanic
In the Air Force: ; Airborne Mission Systems Specialist Craftsman, C-37; Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems Craftsman; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-5; Bomber/Special Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Apprentice, E-3; Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics Journeyman, F-15 Avionics; Flight Engineer Superintendent; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Apprentice, C-12, C-20, C-21, C-26, C-32, C-37, C-40; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance; Special Mission Aviator Journeyman, AC-130J
In the Army: AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor; Aircraft Powerplant Repairer; Aircraft Structural Repairer; Aviation Senior Sergeant; CH-47 Helicopter Repairer; Cavalry Scout; Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; MQ-1 Repairer; UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
In the Coast Guard: Airman; Aviation Engineering Specialty; Aviation Maintenance Technician; Aviation Survival Technician; Avionics Electrical Technician
In the Marine Corps: Additive Manufacturing Officer; Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Radar Systems Technician, F/A-18; Aircraft Maintenance (Fixed-Wing); Aircraft Welder; Communication/Navigation/Cryptographic/Countermeasures Systems Technician, IMA; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight Engineer, KC-130; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-404; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic-Trainee; Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1; Night Systems Instructor (NSI) Enlisted Aircrew
In the Navy: Advanced Composite Structural Repair IMA Technician; Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Officer, Support Equipment; Aviation Electrician's Mate Organizational Level Technician; Aviation Structural Mechanic Intermediate Level; C-40A Crew Chief; E-2C Hawkeye 2000 Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; F/A-18 A/B/C/D Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; MH-53 Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) Aircrewman; MQ-8C Organizational Maintenance Mechanic; P-8A Aircraft Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician
- Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
- Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.
- Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.
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