MOS 6541 Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician

MOS 6541 Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician

MOS Description

Aviation Ordnance Equipment Repair Technicians perform duties incident to the accounting, stowage, breakout, testing, maintenance, assembly and transportation of airborne armament equipment, munitions handling equipment, air launched missiles, and conventional munitions. At the IMA level, aviation ordnance equipment repair technicians perform required inspections, tests, checks adjustments, preventive maintenance and repair on support equipment, missile launching equipment, multiple ejection/ bomb racks, aircraft guns, turrets, aerial targets, and a wide variety of highly technical aircraft armament weapons systems in addition to performing quality assurance, safety, and maintenance management duties.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) / Joint Service Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification Council (JSAMTCC) Airman Knowledge Testing (AKT) Program allows active duty Military, National Guard & Reserve personnel, Retired Military, DOD Civilians, and Military dependents the opportunity to take the Mechanic (A&P) license written tests free of charge at certain locations. You must have FAA approval to test, to be eligible for this service. The listing of authorized FAA / JSAMTCC: Airman Knowledge Testing Center locations and their POCs can be found on the FAA website.

The Navy and Marine Corps Airframe and Powerplant (NMCAPP) Certification Program provides Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Mechanic, Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) licensure opportunities to all aircraft maintenance technicians. If you successfully complete the NMCAPP Certification Program and receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), you may be eligible for Navy funding of the FAA Mechanic A&P examinations via a pre-paid voucher.

To enroll in the NMCAPP Certification Program, go to the MyNavyPortal website load and fill out the NMCAPP application. Fax the application to the number provided on the application form. Questions concerning program enrollment must be directed to the NMCAPP Program Office: NMCAPP@navy.mil .

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

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Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

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Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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