Updated: August 9th, 2012
ASC(AW) Julian Brittingham
Aviation Structural Mechanics (AM) maintain aircraft airframe and structural components flight surfaces and controls hydraulic and pneumatic control and actuating systems and mechanisms, landing gear systems, visual improvement, fabricate and repair metallic and nonmetallic materials; maintain aircraft metallic and non-metallic structures including fuselages, fixed and moveable flight surfaces, tail booms, doors, panels, decks, empennages, and seats (except ejection seats); flight controls and related mechanisms; hydraulic power storage and distribution systems including main (primary and secondary), auxiliary (utility), and emergency systems; hydraulic actuating subsystems; landing gear systems including wheels and tires, brakes, and emergency systems; pneumatic power, storage and distribution systems; hoists and winches, wing and tail fold systems; launch and arresting gear systems; hydraulic component repair and test; and perform aircraft daily, special, hourly, and conditional inspections.
Aviation Support Equipment Technicians (AS) perform preventive and corrective maintenance on aviation support equipment, aviation armament handling equipment, aviation mobile firefighting units, material handling equipment, hoisting and lifting devices, and associated components and systems; service, inspect, test, troubleshoot, and repair gasoline and diesel engine systems, transmission systems, hydraulic, hydrostatic, and pneumatic systems, steering and suspension systems, cryogenic systems, electrical systems, gas turbine compressor units, electrical and hydraulic power generating equipment, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems (excluding avionics support equipment); manage support equipment assets at different command levels; and provide training in operation and maintenance of aviation support equipment.
ATC (AW) Tracy Lyon
Aviation Structural Mechanics (Safety Equipment) (AME) maintain safety belts, shoulder harnesses and integrated flight harnesses, inertia reels, seat and canopy ejection systems, gaseous and liquid oxygen systems, life raft ejection systems, fire extinguishing systems (excluding fire detection systems), portable fire extinguishers, emergency egress systems, air-conditioning, heating cabin and cockpit pressurization, ventilating and anti-G systems, visual improvement systems, other utility systems and associated lines, fittings, rigging, valves, and control mechanisms; replenish liquid and gaseous oxygen systems; remove and install oxygen system valves, gages, converters, and regulators; inspect, remove, install, and rig ejection seats, shoulder harnesses, lap belts and face curtain mechanisms; inspect, remove, install, and adjust firing mechanisms and cartridges for ejection seats, lap belts, and canopies; operate and maintain liquid nitrogen and liquid and gaseous oxygen shop transfer and recharge equipment; and perform daily, pre-flight, post-flight, and other periodic aircraft inspections.
Aviation Electronics Technicians (AT) are intermediate level avionics technicians responsible for the testing, troubleshooting, and repair, down to the component level of avionics equipment installed in naval aircraft as well as equipment installed in or part of avionics test equipment under direct supervision. Some avionics technicians at the Intermediate level also perform delicate and precise calibrations on sensitive measuring equipment as well as perform micro miniature solder and solid state component repair.
Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen (PR) inspect, maintain and repair parachutes, seat pans, survival equipment, and flight and protective clothing and equipment; pack and rig parachutes; pack and equip life rafts, troubleshoot oxygen systems, repair and test oxygen regulators and liquid oxygen converters removed from aircraft; fit and maintain oxygen masks, flight clothing, anti exposure suits and anti G suits; operate and maintain carbon dioxide transfer and recharge equipment; operate and repair sewing machines; conduct special calendar/periodic inspections of survival equipment.
AEC (AW/SW) Russ Hawkins
Aviation Electrician's Mates (AE) maintain aircraft electrical and instrument systems, including power generation, conversion, and distribution systems; aircraft batteries; interior and exterior lighting; electrical control of aircraft systems, including hydraulic, landing gear, flight control, utility, and power plants, flight and non-instrument-type indicating and warning systems; automatic flight control and stabilization systems; aircraft compass systems; attitude reference systems; and inertial navigation systems.
Aviation Ordnancemen (AO) maintain and inspect airborne weapons and aviation ordnance (weapons) equipment, including aircraft guns, gun accessories, non-computing gun sights, aerial towed target equipment, small arms, ammunition, handling equipment, ammunition suspension, release launching, and arming equipment; stores and loads aviation ammunition, nuclear weapons, aerial mines, air-launched torpedoes, and air-launched guided missiles; supervises the operation of aviation ordnance shops and storage facilities. Prepares gun ammunition for loading; assembles and disassembles airborne weapons; performs weapons maintenance; uses schematics, diagrams, and charts to trace systems; performs routine inspection of ordnance equipment; completes periodic maintenance data forms; performs electromechanical maintenance on air armament units; issues standards for safety in ordnance maintenance; operates ground support equipment; detects, removes, and controls corrosion on aircraft armament and aviation ordnance handling equipment; maintains tool inventory; orders supplies and equipment.
Aviation Maintenance Administrationmen (AZ) perform technical, managerial, and support duties required by the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program; prepare aircraft and maintenance related correspondence; maintain directive control and custody records, control forms and reporting requirements; maintain files on departmental organization, manning, personnel TAD and transfers, and training requirements; plan, program, and coordinate scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks and the incorporation of changes and modifications on/to aircraft and aeronautical equipment and support equipment; coordinate squadron/activity maintenance reporting requirements and recommend changes to maintenance policies and procedures; organize, maintain and operate Navy Aeronautical Technical Publications Library, oversee dispersed libraries, audit and train dispersed librarians; operate the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS); input, verify, and validate data pertaining to the history, operation, maintenance, configuration, receipt, and transfer of naval aircraft, related aeronautical equipment, and components installed in those equipment; maintain operations department flight data historical files and aviator data. Provide support/assistance to organizational, intermediate, and depot maintenance staff areas; and perform other duties, as required, when attached to organizational, intermediate, and depot maintenance activities or aviation staff commands.
AWFC (NAC/AW) Stephen Lemmons
Aviation Machinist's Mates (AD) maintain aircraft engines and their related systems, including the induction, cooling, fuel, lubrication, compression, combustion, turbine, gas turbine compressor, exhaust, accessory gearbox, aircraft mounted accessory drive, propeller and bleed air systems; preflight aircraft; conduct periodic inspections and oil analysis on engines and engine-related systems; field-test and adjust engine and fuel system components, including fuel controls, pumps, valves and regulators; troubleshoot, repair, remove and replace engine, fuel and secondary power system and components; preserve and de-preserve engines, engine accessories and components; and supervise and provide training to powerplant work centers.
Aircrewmen Mechanical (AWF) are members of a fixed wing integrated tactical crew aboard the C-2, C-9, C-12, C-20, C-37, C-40, C-130, E-6, and P-3. Perform primary in-flight and ground duties as aircraft Flight Engineer/Crew Chief, Loadmaster, Reel Operator, and Aircrews Readiness Manager. Perform aircraft maintenance, weight and balance calculations and aircraft systems rigging. In addition, they perform Aircrew administration, Flight/Ground training, cargo movement, medical evacuations (MEDEVAC), passenger transport, small arms and Joint Special Warfare operations. Perform aircrew duties that contribute directly to operations for the purposes of attaining and maintaining the squadron’s aircrew qualifications and certifications. Personnel are knowledgeable of all aircraft systems, passenger and cargo handling, safety procedures and equipment, federal and military regulations for passenger transport, emergency procedures and aircraft equipment. The Air Warfare Systems Engineer’s must have a final secret security clearance and be eligible to obtain higher security clearance as required.