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Aircraft Maintenance Officer

Career Description

With thousands of aircraft in the sky every day, precision aircraft maintenance plays a crucial role in protecting the safety of our Airmen and the integrity of their missions. At any time, Aircraft Maintenance Officers can be asked to fly around the world to provide repairs, deliver combat support, supervise training missions and perform airdrops. Aircraft Maintenance Officers also direct all aspects of maintenance operations for aircraft, aircraft components and aviation support equipment as well as coordinate flying and maintenance schedules. They also perform aircraft inspections, implement flight line safety programs, supervise weapons loading and handle requisition and allocation of materials and tools.

Career Tasks

  • Direct aircraft maintenance operations
  • Manage aircraft configuration
  • Conduct periodic maintenance inspections

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Aircraft
  • Weaponry and Materiel
  • Computers and Computer Science
  • Maintenance and Repair

Becoming an Officer

To become an Officer in the Air Force, you'll enter a rigorous nine-week Officer Training School that will challenge you physically and mentally while preparing you to be a leader.