Navy

A100:Aviation Boatswain's Mate

Aviation boatswain's mates operate, maintain, and perform organizational maintenance on catapults, arresting gear, barricades, and associated flight deck launching and recovery equipment; operate and service aircraft ground-handling equipment and machinery; operate and service aircraft crash, firefighting, and rescue equipment; handle aircraft afloat and ashore; operate, maintain, and repair aviation fueling, defueling, lubricating oil, and inert gas systems; perform crash rescue, crash removal, and damage control duties.


Is there a clearance required?: Yes

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Operating, maintaining and performing organizational maintenance on aviation fueling and lubricating oil systems on CVNs, CVs, LHDs, LHAs, and LPDs. Observing and enforcing handling safety precautions and maintaining fuel quality surveillance and control in aviation fuel systems. Supervising the operation and servicing of fuel farms and equipment associated with the fueling and de-fueling of aircraft ashore and afloat. Training, directing and supervising fire fighting crews, fire rescue teams, and damage control parties in assigned fuel and lubricating oil spaces/

Military Duties Translated:

Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications. Repair and replace damaged or worn parts. Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment in order to diagnose defects. Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices. Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.

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

Heavy Equipment Mechanic