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Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

Overview: Hydraulics refers to systems that are operated by fluid pressure and pneumatic denotes air or gas pressured devices. Aircraft Hydraulic Systems personnel are responsible for maintaining the hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including landing gear, brakes, and flight controls, as well as weapon and cargo doors. They follow protocols for safe disposal of hazardous waste and materials.

Position:  Enlisted

AFSC: 2A6X5

Specific Tasks:

  • Troubleshoot, remove, repair, overhaul, inspect, and install hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their components, including support equipment 
  • Advise on any problems maintaining these systems and determine maintenance procedures and performance characteristics using technical publications 
  • Perform system operation checks, and take corrective action, if necessary

Requirements: 

  • Normal color vision 
  • ASVAB score of 56 on Mechanical 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 70 pounds

Training: 

  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX, followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training is 49 days at Sheppard AFB, TX
  • College credits earned: Aviation Maintenance Technology - 16 credits

Related Civilian Careers: 

  • Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians 
  • Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians