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Aviation Structural Mechanic - Safety Equipment

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General Description 

The Aviation Structural Mechanic - Safety Equipment (AME), maintains and repairs utility systems throughout the aircraft. They work on systems such as air conditioning, heating, pressurization and oxygen, plus multiple safety devices. 

 
What They Do

The duties performed by AMEs include:
maintain the various aircraft systems such as seat and canopy ejection (egress), gaseous and liquid oxygen, life raft ejection, fire extinguishing, air conditioning, cabin and cockpit heat, pressurization, ventilation;
remove and install oxygen system valves, gauges, converters and regulators;
Inspect, remove, install and rig ejection seats, shoulder harnesses, lap belts and face-curtain mechanisms;
perform daily, preflight, postflight and other periodic aircraft inspections.

Working Environment

Aviation structural mechanics may be assigned to sea or shore duty any place in the world, so their working environment varies considerably. They may work in hangars or hangar decks or outside on flight decks or flight lines at air stations. A high noise level is a normal part of their environment. AMEs work closely with others, do mostly physical work and require little supervision.

 
Requirements

ASVAB: PAY 97 VE+AR+MK+AS =210 OR VE+AR+MK+MC = 210

PAY 80 VE+AR+MK+AS =210 OR VE+AR+MK+MC = 210
 

Must have normal color perception
Must have normal hearing
Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20. Must be high school graduate.