A110:Aviation Machinist's Mate

Aviation Machinist's Mates are aircraft engine mechanics. They inspect, adjust, test, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and propellers. ADs also perform routine maintenance, prepare aircraft for flight and assist in handling aircraft on the ground.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Aviation Machinist's Mates maintain aircraft engines and their related systems, including the induction, cooling, fuel, lubrication, compression, combustion, turbine, gas turbine compressor, exhaust, accessory gearbox, aircraft mounted accessory drive, propeller and bleed air systems. They preflight aircraft, and conduct periodic inspections and oil analysis on engines and engine-related systems. ADs field-test and adjust engine and fuel system components, including fuel controls, pumps, valves and regulators, and they troubleshoot, repair, remove and replace engine, fuel and secondary power system and components. They preserve and de-preserve engines, engine accessories and components, and supervise and provide training to power plant work centers.

Military Duties Translated:

Maintain, repair, and rebuild aircraft structures, functional components, and parts, such as wings and fuselage, rigging, hydraulic units, oxygen systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, gaskets, or seals. Replace or repair worn, defective, or damaged components, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment. Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems. Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.

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

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians