|Coast Guard Enlisted Job Descriptions|
|Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)|
Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) perform ground handling and servicing of aircraft and conduct routine aircraft inspections and aviation administrative duties. AMTs inspect, service, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, propellers, rotor systems, power train systems and associated airframe and systems specific electrical components. AMTs also service, maintain, and repair aircraft fuselage, wings, rotor blades, fixed and movable flight control surfaces. AMTs also maintain aircraft bleed air, hydraulic and fuel systems. Additionally, AMTs perform duties in the following Aircrew Positions: HC-130H Flight Engineer, Loadmaster, Dropmaster, Sensor Systems Operator, and Basic Aircrewman. HU-25A Dropmaster, Sensor Systems Operator, and Basic Aircrewman. HH-60J and HH-65A Flight Mechanic and Basic Aircrewman.
AMTs are stationed at Coast Guard Air Stations located throughout the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. AMTs are also assigned to the Polar Operations Division (POPDIV) in Mobile, Ala. in support of Ice Breaking Operations. There are two types of air stations, Large and Small. Large Air Stations have more than one type of aircraft and Small Air Stations have one. The aircraft types are: HC-130H Hercules, HU-25A Guardian, HH-60J Jayhawk and the HH-65A Dauphine. The HH-65A is the primary helicopter utilized in shipboard operations, AMTs assigned to HH-65A Air Stations can expect shipboard deployments for various periods of time.
An aptitude for mechanics is required. School courses in algebra, geometry, electricity, machine shop and mechanics are very helpful. The member must be able to pass the Aircrew Candidate Physical. Members of the AMT Rating must be able to obtain and hold a Secret Security Clearance.
ASVAB Score Requirements: AR+MC+AS+EI OF 213 (MINIMUM AR OF 52)
The Aviation Maintenance Technician is a very intense and demanding program. This program begins with the Airman Program. The Airman Program is a four month training program at an operational air station. The trainee, designated as an Airman, has a course and training syllabus to complete and must receive the unit Commanding Officer's recommendation to proceed to the AMT A-School. AMT A-School is located at Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) Elizabeth City, N.C. The course is five months long and covers basic aircraft maintenance fundamentals. Upon graduation, the member is designated as an Apprentice. The Apprentice Program is directly linked to the AMT E-5 Performance Qualifications. Upon completion the Performance Qualifications, the member is designated as a Journeyman.
For advanced training, the Coast Guard has schools associated with each aircraft type. These courses cover the aircraft systems and provide troubleshooting skills to the member. The courses are taught at ATTC for all but the HC-130H. The Coast Guard also utilizes commercial training for advanced courses.
AMTs may apply for the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. The AMT Program provides personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to fill billets requiring a high level of technical expertise. This program provides up to 24 months of full time college attendance to achieve a degree in Aeronautical Technology. The program requires selected members to complete at least an Associates Degree upon completion.
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Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center - Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Above Information Courtesy of United States Coast Guard