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Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

NER-AME-004

AVIATION STRUCTURAL MECHANIC, SAFETY EQUIPMENT
AME3
AME2
AME1
AMEC

Exhibit Dates: 3/06–12/12.

Occupational Field: 5 (Aviation Maintenance/Weapons).

Career Pattern
AN: Airman (E-3). AME3: Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment), Third Class (E-4). AME2: Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment), Second Class (E-5). AME1: Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment), First Class (E-6). AMEC: Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) (E-7). AMCS: Senior Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic (E-8). AFCM: Master Chief Aviation Maintenance (E-9).

Description
Summary: Maintains safety belts, shoulder harnesses and integrated flight harnesses, inertia reels, seat and canopy ejection systems, gaseous and liquid oxygen systems, life raft ejection systems, fire extinguishing systems (excluding fire detection systems), emergency egress systems, air conditioning, heating, and cockpit pressurization systems, and anti-G systems; anti-icing systems; bleed air systems; pneumatic systems; defog systems; rain removal systems; applies Hazmat procedures; applies Quality Assurance methods; applies aircraft corrosion control techniques; applies tool control methods; replenishes liquid oxygen and gaseous systems; removes, inspects, installs, and rigs egress systems; performs daily preflight, postflight, and other periodic inspections. AME3: Applies operating principles of aircraft oxygen systems; services aircraft with liquid and gaseous oxygen using oxygen transfer trailers or direct filling equipment; purges aircraft oxygen systems; inspects, troubleshoots, removes and installs aircraft oxygen systems, cockpit canopies, canopy seals, ejection system ordnance, safety belts, automatic lap belts, shoulder harnesses, and inertia reels; adjusts actuating controls and mechanisms; replaces defective indicators and controls; inspects, troubleshoots, removes and installs temperature and pressure control unit and components of cooling system equipment; inspects, troubleshoots, and replaces components of fixed fire extinguishing, bleed air, defrosting, anti-ice, and rain removal systems; uses schematic diagrams, drawings, and charts; uses and maintains hand tools; uses technical publications. AME2: Able to perform the duties required for AME3; assembles and installs equipment; performs periodic aircraft inspections; assists with inventory of equipment; orders parts, equipment, material, and tools; applies operating principles of air conditioning, pressurization, and utility systems; removes and installs ejection seats and components; adjusts ejection seat and canopy components; performs ground checks on oxygen systems; operates portable testers; troubleshoots and repairs malfunctioning equipment; supervises a work group; performs Quality Assurance tasks; uses and supervises the use of computer systems for recordkeeping, reports, and inventories. AME1: Able to perform the duties required for AME2; supervises and trains subordinates in operation, maintenance, and repair of aircraft environmental systems and egress system; orders and maintains shop files of technical publications, directives, and manuals; adjusts cockpit canopy mechanisms and linkages; tests cockpits and cabin for pressure tightness, leaks, proper pressure, and temperature control; inspects, tests, and adjusts firing mechanisms in ejection seats, lap belts, canopies, and other cartridge-actuated emergency escape systems; analyzes air conditioning, pressurization, and utility system malfunctions, isolates defective components, and determines corrective action; inspects installation and evaluates operation of repaired or newly installed parts and components; supervises inspections; prepares weekly schedules of preventive maintenance; performs Quality Assurance inspection, audits, and other tasks; coordinates maintenance with maintenance control; prepares personnel efficiency reports; uses and supervises the use of computer systems for recordkeeping, reports, and inventories. AMEC: Able to perform the duties required for AME1; interprets technical publications and directives; plans, organizes, and lays out work centers; maintains work center registers and prepares local reports; provides career and personal direction, mentoring, advising, and counseling to subordinates; coordinates and manages shop maintenance and training across multiple shops; directs and employs Quality Assurance practices; prepares personnel efficiency reports; monitors inspection procedures to ensure that technical specifications and standards of workmanship are met; prepares quarterly schedules of preventive maintenance; maintains work center inventory records; estimates spare parts, supplies, equipment, and manpower requirements.

Recommendation, AME3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in aircraft systems, 3 in safety fundamentals, and 3 in aircraft maintenance fundamentals (3/06)(3/06).

Recommendation, AME2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in aircraft systems, 3 in safety fundamentals, 3 in aircraft maintenance fundamentals, and 1 in principles of supervision (3/06)(3/06).

Recommendation, AME1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in aircraft systems, 3 in safety fundamentals, 3 in aircraft maintenance fundamentals, 2 in maintenance management, 2 in principles of supervision, and 3 in computer applications (3/06)(3/06).

Recommendation, AMEC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in aircraft systems, 3 in safety fundamentals, 3 in aircraft maintenance management, 3 in principles of supervision, and 3 in computer applications. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in organizational behavior and management and 2 for a management internship (3/06)(3/06).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 07/21/2016
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