AIRCRAFT METALS TECHNOLOGY
CREATING PLANE COMPONENTS
Every part of a plane must be in perfect working order before we let them fly. Sometimes that even entails creating a part from scratch. Responsible for repairing and creating essential aircraft parts, Aircraft Metals Technology specialists act as the Air Force’s machinists and welders. From troubleshooting to final fitting, these skilled professionals weld, fabricate and custom-make the metal components critical to the functioning of an aircraft.
- Measure broken or worn parts using calipers, gauges and micrometers
- Draw working sketches, make templates, consult shop drawings and select materials
- Perform precision grinding and remove poisonous or corrosive deposits
- Maintain and inspect hand tools and metal working machinery
- Write programs for machines using manual and computer-aided manufacturing methods
High school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GED
- Knowledge of metal repair and fabrication process
- Normal depth perception
- Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 39
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from a raw recruit to an expert Airman in this field? From hands-on experience to college credit toward a degree, the path begins here.
BASIC MILITARY TRAINING
TECH SCHOOL LOCATION
Sheppard AFB TX
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Metals Technology
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
- Maintenance & Repair
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.