Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems (2A6X6)

Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bill Bossinger tightens wiring underneath a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft during the mission employment phase exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 7, 2012. Bossinger is assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental systems journeyman.
••• U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Specialty Summary: Performs and supervises aircraft electrical and environmental (E & E) functions and activities. Troubleshoots, inspects, removes, installs, repairs, modifies, overhauls, and operates aircraft E & E systems, components, and associated support equipment. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 602.

Duties and Responsibilities

Inspects, troubleshoots and maintains aircraft E & E systems, subsystems, components, and associated test equipment. E & E on equipment systems include direct and alternating current; gas turbine compressors and auxiliary power units; landing gear, anti-skid, and nose wheel steering; electronic engine control, ignition, and starting; lighting; master caution and warning; take-off warning; flight control; cargo door and cargo delivery equipment; non-electro static application windows; anti-icing; fire and overheat warning; fire extinguishing and suppression; fuel control; liquid cooling; air conditioning, bleed air, cabin pressurization, and auxiliary pressurization; oxygen; and aircraft utility systems.

Performs off-equipment maintenance on E & E system components and associated test equipment. Included are control, protection, caution, and warning panels; lighting equipment; frequency and load controls; anti-icing controllers; inverters; voltage regulators; nose wheel steering and anti-skid amplifiers; generators and integrated drive generators; actuators, relays, motors, and valves; lighting equipment; fire and overheat panels; fire extinguishing equipment; aircraft batteries; and special equipment testers.

Performs cryogenic maintenance on mobile aircraft servicing units. Maintains electrical wiring and connectors. Uses electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and other test and support equipment. Maintains compressed gas equipment.

Inspects and evaluates aircraft E & E maintenance activities. Determines operational status of assigned assets. Interprets inspection findings and determines corrective actions. Ensures compliance with technical publications and directives.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of electrical, electronic, and mechanical principles relating to E & E systems; concepts and application of maintenance directives; meaning of symbols used in wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics; and proper handling, use, and disposal of hazardous waste and materials.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in basic electronics, mathematics, general science, and mechanics is desirable.

Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

2A636. Completion of a basic aircraft E & E systems maintenance course.

2A676. Completion of the advanced aircraft E & E systems maintenance course.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

2A656. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A636. Also, experience maintaining electrical, electronic, and environmental systems.

2A676. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A656. Also, experience performing or supervising
E & E maintenance.

Other. For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards, is mandatory.

Strength Req: K

Physical Profile: 333132

Citizenship: Yes

Required Appitude Score : E-60 and M-39 (Changed to M-41 and E-61, effective 1 Jul 04).

Technical Training:

Course #: J3ABR2A636 008

Length (Days): 93

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