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Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions

Aviation Support Equipment Technician (AS)

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Aviation Support Equipment Technicians operate, maintain, repair and test automotive electrical systems in ground equipment, gasoline and diesel systems, and associated automotive, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. They also maintain gas turbine compressor units, ground air-conditioning units, perform metal fabrication, repair and painting of tow tractors and other aircraft servicing units.

Their duties include:

  • automotive electrical and mechanical repair;
  • inspect, test and repair electric generators, motors, hydraulic, pneumatic, and transmission systems;
  • gasoline and diesel engine repair and tune-up;
  • manufacture and install belts and hoses;
  • body work, minor welding and painting;
  • brake service and repair;
  • service and repair refrigeration and air conditioning systems;
  • train and test people in vehicle operation.

Working Environment

People in the AS rating may be assigned to sea or shore duty. They may work in hangars and sheltered areas, on flight decks or on flight lines at air stations. They work closely with others, do mostly physical work and require little supervision. Wind and noise levels are high.

A-School (Job School) Information

Pensacola, FL -- 114 calendar days

ASVAB Score Requirement: VE+AR+MK+AS=210 OR VE+AR+MK+MC=210

Security Clearance Requirement: None required

Other Requirements

Must have normal color perception

Sub-Specialties Available for This Rating: Navy Enlisted Classification Codes for AS

Current Manning Levels for This Rating: CREO Listing

Note: Advancement ( promotion ) opportunity and career progression are directly linked to a rating's manning level (i.e., personnel in undermanned ratings have greater promotion opportunity than those in overmanned ratings).

Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating

  • First Sea Tour: 36 months
  • First Shore Tour: 48 months
  • Second Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Second Shore Tour: 48 months
  • Third Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Third Shore Tour: 48 months
  • Fourth Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Forth Shore Tour: 48 months

Note: Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.

Much of the above information courtesy of the Navy Personnel Command

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