Job Description: Responsible for maintaining the mechanical systems that keep our surroundings temperature-controlled, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) specialists ensure that every space at their respective base is functioning correctly. These experts install, maintain and repair the different HVAC/R systems necessary for us to complete our operations in a variety of climates all over the world.

  • Branch Branch: Air Force
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 3E1X1
  • Average Required Test Average Salary:
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-39
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Civil Engineering
Average Age
28 Average Age
Average Age
1,355 Number Employed
Average Age
7.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Meeting new people constantly and lots of travel worldwide

Cons: `24/7 on call, lots of time and money needs to be managed better

Location: Andrews AFB, MD


– Servicing and repairing commercial and residential air conditioning and heating units
– Troubleshooting using an electrical schematic to correct mechanical malfunctions
– Performing recurring maintenance on commercial and residential air conditioning and heating units
– Installing piping and tubing systems
– Welding and cutting copper piping using solder
– Maintaining and using tools (hand and powered) and electric test equipment