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Aircraft Fuel Systems

Overview: There is minimal margin of error during flight.  Modern military aircraft require highly trained Aircraft Fuel Systems personnel who can diagnose fuel system malfunctions and perform corrective actions pre-flight to ensure safe operation once airborne.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Remove, repair, inspect, install, and modify aircraft fuel systems, including integral fuel and water cell tanks, bladder cells, and external tanks
  • Clean fuel cells and tanks, and inspect for foreign objects, corrosion, cell deterioration, and fungus 
  • Learn about internal hardware, sealing techniques, and materials, layout drawing use, interpreting technical publications, and concepts, and applications of maintenance directives


  • Normal color vision 
  • ASVAB score of 47 on Mechanical 


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training is 36 days at Sheppard AFB, TX 
  • College credits earned: Aviation Technology - 12 credits

Related Civilian Careers: 

  • Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians 
  • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers