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Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions

Aviation maintenance administrationman (AZ)

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Aviation maintenance administrationmen (AZ) perform a variety of clerical, administrative, and managerial duties necessary to keep aircraft maintenance activities running efficiently. The rating requires close communication with all other aviation maintenance ratings.

The duties performed by AZs include:

  • scheduling aircraft inspections;
  • keeping charts that show trends in aircraft system reliability;
  • organizing and operating libraries of technical publications, reports and related maintenance data;
  • issuing aircraft inspection and work orders;
  • performing clerical and administrative duties such as filing and typing;
  • preparing reports and correspondence;
  • performing computer data base and system analysis;
  • maintaining engine logbooks and associated aircraft records.

Working Environment

Aviation maintenance administrationmen usually work in a clean, comfortable office environment. Places of work vary depending on whether they are assigned to sea or shore duty. The tasks they perform are mostly mental and require close cooperation with fellow workers. AZs may be assigned to an aircraft or helicopter squadron that may deploy on Navy ships. Opportunities also exist to work in squadrons based at overseas sites or within the continental United States

A-School (Job School) Information

Meridian, MS -- 96 calendar days

ASVAB Score Requirement: VE + AR = 102

Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

Other Requirements

Must be U.S. Citizen

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

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:42 months
  • First Shore Tour: 36months
  • Second Sea Tour: 36months
  • 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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