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.
Note About "AFSCs"
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.
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
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
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)
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 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
48-123, Medical Examination and Standards, is mandatory.
Rate for this AFSC
Appitude Score: M-44
Career and Training Information for This Job
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