The main job duties of an Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician includes accounting, stowage, breakout, testing, maintenance, assembly and transportation of airborne armament equipment and armament-handling equipment.
Once Marines are given their assignment, they will obtain the specific support equipment and/or material handling license.
They operate tactical vehicles and will hold a Incidental Motor Vehicle Operator license for vehicles up to 7-ton.
Aviation Ordnance Systems Technicians are required to be familiar with all munition types, nomenclature, explosive hazard and how to appropriately respond to emergencies involving each type of munition.
Duties can vary based on rank.
Military Duties Translated:
Working in this MOS provides experience that relates to a variety of civilian fields from bookkeeping to aviation and ordnance.
Position related to the duties of this MOS are:
Ordnance Handling Experts
Maintenance/Repair Worker (Aircraft and non)
Industrial Truck Operator
Aircraft System Assembler
Marines have opportunities to apply for Department of Labor registered apprenticeships, and receive additional credentials through the USMC COOL program.
These opportunities can give Marines additional training credentials and certifications that relate to additional civilian career opportunities and increased pay.