Marine Corps

61XX:Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic (MOS 61XX)

Upkeep, maintain, and adjust components of helicopter power plants and power plant systems.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Marine Corps Power Plants Mechanic (MOS 6122) perform work on the General Electric T-58 American turboshaft engine. The type of turboshaft engine has a rich history in the United States and is still relied upon in the Marine Corps, speaking wonders of its reputation. Helicopter Power Plants Mechanics inspect, maintain, test, and repair associated T-58 power plants and systems. Training is offered through the Aviation Machinist Mate Common Core Class and Aviation Machinist Mate Helicopter Fundamentals Strand Class. Both courses are conducted in Pensacola, Florida. Soldiers must also complete the T-58 Engine First Degree Intermediate Maintenance training in North Carolina.

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:

Aircraft Mechanic