Marine Corps

6048:Flight Equipment Technician (MOS 6048)

Inspect flight survival equipment that may be required in the event of an emergency ejection by crews or pilots.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Marine Corps Flight Equipment Technicians (MOS 6048) are very important to behind-the-scenes aviation operations. Flight Equipment Technicians inspect, maintain, and repair parachutes. Technicians are also responsible for maintaining flight survival equipment and other aviation-related gear. Flight Equipment Technicians deal with carbon dioxide, gaseous, and liquid oxygen equipment and learn how to maintain the hazardous equipment. In order to qualify for Marine Corps Flight Equipment Technician (MOS 6048), you must score Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 105 or higher on the ASVAB. Training takes place through the Aircrew Survival Equipment Man Common Core Class. Additional training is provided through the Aircrew Survival Equipment Man Intermediate Level Strand Class.

Military Duties Translated:

Marines that serve OccFld 60 perform a lot of maintenance and mechanics specific to the military branch. However, there are civilian job equivalents to military mechanics and aircraft maintenance technicians. In fact, some are very high paying and could land you a job working for a commercial airline or airport. There are some former USMC Field 60 that choose to pursue a completely different line of work after leaving the military. USMC Field 60 military jobs are very technical and “left brain” oriented so jobs that have to do with science and logistics are natural fits.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

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