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Navy Enlisted Job Descriptions & Qualifications
Aircrew Survival Equpmentman (Aircrew) PR
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General Info: Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR) are responsible for keeping parachutes, life rafts, personal flight gear, and other aviation survival gear in proper working condition. These technicians may also volunteer to fly as Naval aircrew. Aircrew perform numerous in-flight duties and operate aircraft systems in turbojet, helicopter, or propeller aircraft. Aircrew earn additional pay for flying. In addition PR's may also volunteer for programs such as SEAL Team or EOD.

What They Do: The duties performed by PRs include: inspecting, maintaining and repairing survival equipment, flight gear and protective clothing (anti-gravity suits etc.); using, adjusting, maintaining and repairing sewing machines; inspecting and testing oxygen regulators, liquid oxygen converters and safety equipment; repairing, packing and rigging parachutes; equipping and packing life rafts; manufacturing various types of fabric work and webbing assemblies used in survival equipment.

Detailed List of Required Duties

ASVAB Score Requirements: VE+AR+MK+AS=185 or MK+AS+AO=140

Other Requirements: Must have normal color perception. Must have normal hearing. Must have no speech impediment. Security Clearance (SECRET) Requirement. 60 month obligation. Must be U.S. citizen.

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. Must volunteer for duty involving aerial flight as crew member and be physically qualified and psychologically adapted for flight IAW Article 15-77 MANMED. Must be certified as a class II swimmer before completion of recruit training with potential to achieve class I swimmer during aircrew training. Rescue swimmer requirements are physically demanding therefore strong swimmers only. No history of drug abuse. Normal depth perception required for rescue swimmer.

Technical Training Information: Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

Course Title Location Calendar Days
PR Common Core Pensacola 40
PR Level 1 Str Pensacola 18

Aviation basic theory and basic skills required for rating Group instruction and practical application After "A" school, most Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen are assigned to squadrons, aircraft carriers or other Navy ships carrying aircraft, or Naval Air Stations. There they learn more advanced skills in their rating through on-the-job training. PRs going to intermediate level maintenance for their first assignment will attend a four-week "A" school strand following basic core "A" school. Advanced technical and operational training is also available in this rating during later stages of career development. During a 20-year period in the Navy, PRs spend about 50 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 50 percent to shore stations.

Working Environment: Duties in the PR rating are usually performed indoors in aircraft hangars and on board carriers. They also may work outdoors on flight decks and on Naval Air Station flight lines.

Opportunity Rating:

E-1 to E-4 E-5 E-6
3 2 3

1 = Currently undermanned
2 = Currently manned at desired levels
3 = Currently overmanned

Note: Levels are as of 10 December 2003. Subject to change without notice.

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Above Information Courtesy of United States Navy

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