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2T3X4 - GENERAL PURPOSE VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
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Specialty Summary Performs vehicle maintenance activities on military and commercial design general purpose vehicles and equipment. Activities include inspection, diagnostics, repair, and rebuild of components and assemblies. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 610.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Determines serviceability of vehicle systems, assemblies or subassemblies, and the need for repair. Analyzes malfunctions by visual and auditory examination or through the use of test equipment. Repairs, adjusts, overhauls, or replaces major assemblies or subassemblies such as engine mechanical, electrical, air-conditioning, fuel, emission, power train, brake, steering and suspension systems. Removes and disassembles gasoline or diesel engines and components. Repairs components by replacing worn or damaged parts with new or reconditioned parts. Reassembles, adjusts and tests repaired units for proper operation.

Performs preventive and special maintenance. Uses technical publications to maintain vehicles to prescribed manufactures' maintenance schedules. Performs special inspections and maintenance on vehicles requiring corrosion control, storage, shipment, and winterization. Properly annotates all maintenance performed on prescribed forms for data collection purposes.

Adheres to all established safety policies and standards to include identification, use, and proper procedures for handling or disposal of hazardous waste.

Specialty Qualifications:

A Note About "AFSCs"

In the Army & Marines, an enlisted job is called an "MOS" (Military Occupation Specialty). In the Navy & Coast Guard, an enlisted job is called a "Rating." In the Air Force, and enlisted job is known as an "AFSC" (Air Force Specialty Code.

The 1st number in the AFSC is the career group. There are 9 Air Force Career Groups: 1-Operations; 2-Maintenance/Logistics; 3-Support; 4- Medical/Dental; 5-Legal/Chaplain; 6-Finance/Contracting; 7-Special Investigations; 8- Special Duty Assignments; 9-Special Reporting Identifiers.

The 2nd digit (letter) identifies the career field. The 3rd digit (numeral) indicates the career field subdivision (ie, job functional area). The 4th number in the AFSC indicates a person's skill-level. For example, someone with the AFSC "1A051" has a five-skill level. An individual receives the "1" (helper) skill-level when they enter technical school for the AFSC. Upon graduation from technical school, they receive the "3" (apprentice) skill level. Individuals are normally awarded the "5" (journeyman) skill level after a period of on-the-job training (OJT) and correspondence courses (Called "CDCs"). Depending on the job, this process can last anywhere between 12 and 18 months. Upon promotion to Staff Sergeant, individuals enter training for the "7" (craftsman) Skill Level. "7" level training consists of more CDCs, more OJT, and (for some jobs) a 7-level technical school. Upon promotion to E-8, the person receives a "9" (superintendent) skill level.

The final digit (numeral) indicates further job division within the same functional area. Specific skills (such as type of aircraft) are designated by suffixes, such as "A" or "B."

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of principles and theory applying to general purpose vehicles, technical orders, and maintenance procedures.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in auto mechanics or industrial arts is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 2T334, completion of a basic general purpose vehicle maintenance course is mandatory.

Experience. For award of AFSC 2T354, qualification in and possession of AFSC 2T334 is mandatory. Also, experience is mandatory in functions such as inspecting, repairing, or maintaining general purpose vehicles.

Other. For entry into this specialty, normal color vision according to AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards, is mandatory.

Deployment Rate for this AFSC

Strength Req: J

Physical Profile 333233

Citizenship No

Required Appitude Score: M-44

Technical Training:

Course #: L5AQN2T334 000

Length (Days): 50

Location: PH

Course #: L3ABP2T334 000

Length (Days): 8

Location: PH

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