AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL MAINTENANCE
ENSURING AIRCRAFT INTEGRITY
When an aircraft suffers damage, it’s essential to fix it and get back in the air. Responsible for repairing physical damage, Aircraft Structural Maintenance specialists maintain the high quality structures of Air Force aircraft. Utilizing various methods, these professionals do everything from installing replacement parts to building a replacement from scratch in order to restore the structural integrity of the aircraft and ensure the safety of the Airmen who fly them.
- Assess damage to aircraft and structural components and repair or replace necessary parts
- Ensure all repairs are pressure-, fluid- and weather-tight
- Operate and maintain powered and non-powered tools and equipment
- Remove corrosion by using various chemical and mechanical methods
- Form maintenance plans and policies to meet unit tasking
- Inspect structures and components to determine operational status
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
47 Mechanical (M)
- Knowledge of aircraft construction features
- 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
TECH SCHOOL LOCATION
Pensacola NAS, FL
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technology