Marine Corps

6111:Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee (MOS 6111)

Train with supervisors/senior marines to learn a helicopter/tiltrotor mechanic position.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Marine Corps Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee is an entry-level MOS of OccFld 61. Trainees are under the close supervision and instruction of a superior ranking enlisted service member. Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainees receive on-the-job assistance learning the maintenance and basic repairs of helicopter and tiltrotor equipment. MOS 6111 Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee is an excellent way to get your foot into the door if you still need to acquire skills of the trade. The military job is open to all soldiers with normal color perception and who receive a score of Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 105 or higher on the ASVAB.

Military Duties Translated:

The vast majority of the job assignments related to USMC 61 Field are specific to the Marine Corps. However, helicopter mechanics and personnel are very rare and difficult to find in the civilian world. Therefore, many former Marine Corps OccFld 61 workers find high paying jobs as helicopter mechanics for commercial aircraft after leaving the military

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

Helicopter Mechanic