KEEPING PLANE ENGINES RUNNING
It’s imperative that our planes remain serviced so they can be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Responsible for ensuring that all of our planes’ engines are in first-rate operational conditions, Aerospace Propulsion specialists test, maintain and repair all parts of the engine. Bringing essential skill and knowledge to the flight line, these professionals play a critical part in keeping our planes and our Airmen safe in the air.
- Plan, organize and direct aerospace propulsion maintenance activities
- Diagnose engine problems, including the fuel, oil, electrical and engine airflow systems
- Remove defective components and install serviceable machinery
- Supervise test runs on repaired engines
- Analyze and recommend maintenance actions based on needs
A High School Senior (age 17 or older)*, High school diploma, a GED, or 15 college semester hours
*High School Students may start their application as early as the end of their junior year.
ASVAB SCORE REQUIREMENTS
56 Mechanical (M)
- Knowledge of mechanical, hydromechanical, electrical and hydraulic principles
- Completion of appropriate aerospace propulsion maintenance courses for specialty
- Normal color vision
- Completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit
- Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
- Must be at least 17, but has not reached age 42 on the date of enlistment
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
34 - 61 days
TECH SCHOOL LOCATION
Sheppard AFB TX
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Aviation Maintenance Technology
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
- Maintenance & Repair
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.