MOS 5951 Aviation Meteorological Equipment Technician, OMA/IMA

MOS 5951 Aviation Meteorological Equipment Technician, OMA/IMA

MOS Description

Aviation Meteorological Equipment Maintenance Technicians survey, site, and install air traffic control meteorological equipment. Make periodic inspections and perform preventive maintenance. Tune, adjust, and align systems for proper operation. Use proper safety procedures in system maintenance and operation. Diagnose and isolate malfunction to the fault, remove and replace the fault, and verify that the malfunction has been corrected. Participate in and provide technical assistance during system flight inspections. Maintain tools, support, and test equipment. Assist in maintaining the maintenance technical library. Assist in maintaining accountability of all parts of the system, including spare parts, and in requisitioning supplies and spare parts. They process and pack system components for storage or shipment. Train subordinates or less qualified personnel. Maintain necessary records of maintenance and compile data for reports. Assist ATC Maintenance Personnel in MOS 5952, 5953, and 5954. Must possess a working knowledge of all Navy sponsored aviation maintenance programs and processes governed by reference (ad).

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