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Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions

2A6X5 - AIRCRAFT HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Smith (left) and Senior Airman Theodore Cupp, both crew chiefs with the 525th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, do maintenance work on the system one hydraulic pump underneath an F-22 Raptor aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on June 2, 2009. The airmen are deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
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Specialty Summary: Troubleshoots, removes, repairs, overhauls, inspects, and installs aircraft hydraulic systems and components, including support equipment (SE). Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 602.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Advises on problems maintaining aircraft hydraulic systems and SE. Determines maintenance procedures and performance characteristics using technical publications. Diagnoses malfunctions and recommends corrective action.

Performs maintenance on aircraft hydraulic systems. Troubleshoots, removes, repairs, overhauls, replaces, adjusts, and tests malfunctioning components.

Inspects aircraft hydraulic systems, components and SE. Performs system operational checks. Stores, handles, uses, and disposes of hazardous material and waste according to environmental standards.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical principles applying to aircraft and support equipment; hydraulic systems; concepts and applications of maintenance directives; using and interpreting schematics, wiring diagrams, and technical publications; and proper handling, use, and disposal of hazardous waste and materials.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in hydraulics or general science is desirable.

Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

2A635. Completion of a basic aircraft hydraulic systems maintenance course.

2A675. Completion the advanced aircraft hydraulic systems course.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

2A655. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A635. Also, experience in functions such as repairing hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems, components, and SE.

2A675. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A655. Also, experience performing or supervising maintenance functions in repair of aircraft hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems, components, and SE.

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

Deployment Rate for this AFSC

Strength Req : K

Physical Profile: 333132

Citizenship: Yes

Required Appitude Score : M-51 (Changed to M-56, for ASVAB Tests taken on or after 1 Jul 04).

Technical Training:

Course #: J3ABR2A635 000

Length (Days): 49

Location: S

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