A450:Aircrew Survival Equipmentman

PRs are responsible for keeping parachutes, life rafts, personal flight gear, and other aviation survival gear in proper working condition. Parachutes are the lifesaving equipment of aircrewmen when they have to bail out. In time of disaster, the parachute may also be the only means of delivering badly needed medicines, goods, and other supplies to isolated victims.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen inspect, maintain, and repair parachutes, seat pans, survival equipment, and flight and protective clothing and equipment. They pack and rig parachutes, pack and equip life rafts. PRs troubleshoot oxygen systems and repair and test oxygen regulators and liquid oxygen converters removed from aircraft. They fit and maintain oxygen masks, flight clothing, anti-exposure suits, and anti-G suits PRs operate and maintain carbon dioxide transfer and recharge equipment. They operate and repair sewing machines, and conduct special calendar/periodic inspections of survival equipment.

Military Duties Translated:

Inspect, maintain and repair survival equipment, flight gear, and high-altitude protective clothing (such as anti-gravity suits). Operate, adjust, maintain and repair heavy capacity sewing machines. Repair, pack and rig several different styles of parachutes. Troubleshoot, repair, and test oxygen systems, oxygen regulators and liquid oxygen converters that have been removed from aircraft. Be able to manufacture various types of fabric work and webbing assemblies that will be used to repair all different types of survival equipment.

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

Aircrew Flight Equipment Technician