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.
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
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