Aircraft Ordnance Technician
SSgt to Pvt - PMOS
This MOS encompasses duties incident to the inspection, maintenance and repair of armament equipment and loading of aviation ordnance on Marine Corps aircraft. The Aircraft Ordnance Technician performs a variety of duties and tasks such as inspecting ammunition, testing aircraft systems, performing preventive maintenance and effecting repairs, loading and fusing ammunition and arming/de-arming aircraft.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Must possess a GT score of 105 or higher.
- Must have normal color perception.
- Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility.
- Must possess a valid state drivers license (Sgt to Pvt)
- Must meet the medical requirements for Explosives Handlers and Explosives Vehicle Operators contained in NAVMED P-117, Article 15-107.
- Marines who handle explosives must meet the criteria to be qualified and certified as per MCO 8023.3B.
- Complete the applicable CNATT AO (C) Course appropriate for the intended initial aircraft assignment.
- Must obtain GSE licenses appropriate for the aircraft assigned.
- Must obtain Incidental Motor Vehicle operator licensing for High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV Tactical Vehicle).
- SSgt to Pvt:
- Employs appropriate safety precautions, security procedures, and record-keeping techniques for ordnance.
- Operates and performs operator maintenance on armament weapons support equipment and aircraft armament equipment.
- Loads and unloads airborne weapons and stores aboard aircraft to include reconfiguration and functional testing of aircraft weapons release and control, missile, and guns systems.
- Removes, maintains, services, installs, and loads aircraft guns.
- Arms and de-arms aircraft
- Inventories, manages, and maintains cartridge actuated devices, electronic countermeasures, training missiles and munitions.
- Supports and actively participates in a thorough comprehensive weapons systems, safety and training programs.
- SSgt to Cpl:
- Conducts functional tests of racks, launchers, adapters and electrical components, aircraft armament circuits and maintains them in an operational status by appropriate preventive maintenance.
- Configures or reconfigures assigned aircraft for carriage of any aviation ammunition within the capability of the aircraft by installing or removing racks, launchers, adapters, and electrical components.
- Maintains and installs aerial target towing equipment; maintains and operates associated support equipment.
- Conducts functional tests of aircraft armament electrical fusing, firing, and release circuits and maintains them in an operational status.
- SSgt to Sgt:
- Applies bore sight procedures and techniques as applicable to aircraft sights and weapons systems.
- Procures supplies, maintains records, prepares reports, and utilizes publications pertinent to aviation ordnance and aircraft armament equipment.
- Performs quality control of work accomplished by the ordnance section on aircraft assigned.
- Prepares and submits unsatisfactory equipment reports as outlined in OPNAVINST 8000.16.
- Trains aircraft ordnance technicians in all phases of squadron level aviation ordnance.
- Applies administrative procedures necessary to establish and operate a squadron ordnance section.
- Conducts administrative and material inspections of squadron ordnance sections.
- Prepares Conventional Ordnance Deficiency Reports, Explosive Mishap Reports, Explosive Event Reports, Technical Publication Deficiency Reports, Missile Fire Reports, Product Quality Deficiency Reports, Missing Lost Stolen/Recovered Ammunition Reports, and Engineering Investigation Requests, when appropriate.
Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:
- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 49-9042.
- Explosive Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 47-5031.
Related Military Skill:
- Aviation Ordnance Equipment Repair Technician, 6541.