Job Description: Maintain aircraft landing gear system, brakes and related pneumatic systems, reservoir pressurization, emergency actuating devices, pumps, valves, regulators, cylinders, lines and fittings; service pressure accumulators, emergency air bottles, oleo struts, reservoirs and master brake cylinders; inspect, remove and replace components of hydraulic systems; replace gaskets, packings, and wipers in hydraulic components; remove, repair and replace aircraft fuselage, wings, fixed and movable surfaces, airfoils, regular seats, wheels and tires, controls and mechanisms; remove, install and rig aircraft flight control surfaces; fabricate and assemble metal components and make minor repairs to aircraft skin; install rivets and metal fasteners; paint; weld; fabricate repairs for composite components; perform Non-Destructive Inspections (NDI); perform daily, pre-flight, postflight and other periodic aircraft inspections; and supervise operation of airframe work centers.

  • Branch Branch: Navy
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: AM
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $39,530
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: VE+AR+MK+AS= 210
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-39
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Aviation
Average Age
28 Average Age
Average Age
7,312 Number Employed
Average Age
7.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Paid pretty much 24/7 and a secure job.

Cons: Most people have horrible attitudes, and like mess with others for no good reason at all.

Location: Norfolk Naval Station, VA


It’s a high paced, stressful job, but can be fun, if working with the right people. Unfortunately, I had to deal with people, with a short fuse for a temper. Aswell as others, who just wanted to make people do pointless things for no good reason at all. Others, who acted like we didn’t know what we were talking about, and looked down on us, and well, a combination of other things, that really made me not want to be in the military anymore.