Aviation machinist’s mate
|Aviation machinist’s mate|
|Issued by: United States Navy|
Aviation machinist’s mates maintain aircraft engines and their related systems, including the induction, cooling, fuel, oil, compression, combustion, turbine, gas turbine compressor, exhaust and propeller systems; preflight aircraft; conduct periodic inspections on engines and engine-related systems; field-test and adjust engine components, including fuel controls, pumps, valves and regulators; remove, repair and replace compressor and turbine blades and combustion chamber liners; preserve and depreserve engines, engine accessories and components; and supervise engine work centers.
At the E-8 level, senior chief aviation machinist’s mates look towards advancement to E-9 master chief aviation maintenanceman. At the E-9 level, senior chief aviation machinist’s mates and senior chief aviation structural mechanics look towards advancement to master chief aviation maintenanceman.