Occupational Survey Report. Helicopter Maintenance
Occupational Survey rept.
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT SQUADRON RANDOLPH AFB TX
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This is a report of an occupational survey of the Helicopter Maintenance career ladder AFSC 2A5X2, formerly AFSC 457X1. This survey was conducted to collect current data for use in validating training documents. The current STS is dated 15 August, 1993, and the POI for the entry-level course is dated 30 September, 1991. The last occupational survey for this career ladder was published in May 1986. Airmen are responsible for performing inspections, functional checks, and maintenance on helicopter aircraft and installed equipment. These duties include functionally checking helicopter aircraft systems, such as hydraulic, electrical, and fuel systems. Furthermore, they perform launch and recovery duties, maintain inspection and maintenance records, and maintain support equipment. In addition to these duties, 7-skill level members advise on problems concerning repairing, maintaining, servicing, and inspecting helicopter aircraft. They also perform supervisory and maintenance staff functions. Initial 3-skill level training is provided through a 16-week course at Sheppard AFB TX. The Apprentice Helicopter Maintenance Specialist course includes instruction in the fundamentals of mechanics with emphasis on the maintenance, servicing, and inspection of helicopter aircraft. The course also covers basic flightline safety practices, use of support equipment, and care and use of special tools. The course is projected to be consolidated with the Army course. Under this proposal, the basic fundamentals of helicopter maintenance will be instructed jointly with the Army, while specific airframe courses will continue to be taught separately.
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