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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, 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


  • Completion of high school with courses in general science or physics is desirable
  • Normal color vision 
  • ASVAB score of 47 on Mechanical 


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, TX; followed by Technical Training 

Related Civilian Careers: 

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