Air Force

2A7X1:Aircraft Metals Technology (2A7X1)

They design, weld, heat treat, fabricate, and machine tools, components, and assemblies for aircraft weapon systems.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Although this a labor intensive position, there are administrative duties that surround it. The administrative duties include drawing, working sketches, making templates, consulting shop drawings and selecting materials. Individuals must also write programs for machines, including computer numerical controlled metal working machines, using the manual and computer-aided manufacturing methods. Airmen will check all completed components and compare them with drawings and specifications to check serviceability and compliance.

Military Duties Translated:

ircraft Metals Technology positions allow individuals to gain experience in welding, repair and fabrication that can be used in civilian positions. These specialist are more than just general maintenance technicians. They have skill sets and discipline that would make them a valuable asset to any civilian employer. Civilian Positions that relate to Aircraft Metals Technology specialist include: Welding Engineer Aircraft Welder Precision, FAB and tooling Mechanical Assembler Tooling Fabricator Aircraft Mechanic Machinist

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

Welder