Machinist Specialty AFSCs 42730, 42750, 42770, and 42799.
Occupational survey rept.
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX
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This occupational survey report was completed by the Occupational Survey Branch, USAF Occupational Measurement Center during July 1979. The study was initiated at the request of the Technical Training Center at Chanute AFB, Illinois. Their objective in requesting the survey was to update the task description of Machinists since the last occupational survey in 1971, and to examine how the Production Oriented Maintenance Organization POMO concept has affected the career ladder. Machinists perform a variety of metal working functions which include the manufacturing, reworking, assembly, and design of machined parts. The specialty has remained relatively stable over the last eight years, with no major changes in major responsibilities or tasks. In April 1977, the AFSC was changed from 531X0 to its present AFSC, 427X0. Personnel generally enter the career ladder directly from Basic Military Training, with approximately one-quarter attending the basic Machinist course 5ABA42730 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.
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