Aviation Ordnanceman

 





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General Description 

Aviation ordnancemen are aircraft armament (weapons) specialists in charge of storing, servicing, inspecting and handling of all types of weapons and ammunition carried on Navy aircraft. 

What They Do

Inspect, maintain and repair aircraft mechanical and electrical armament/ordnance systems; Service aircraft guns and accessories; Stow, assembles and load aviation ammunition including aerial mines, torpedoes, missiles and rockets; Service bomb, missile and rocket releasing and launching devices; Load supplementary munitions; assemble, tests and maintain air-launched guided missiles; Supervise operation of aviation ordnance shops, armories and stowage facilities.
 
Working Environment

AOs perform their duties at sea on flight decks and ashore in hangars, on flight lines at air stations, or in shops under various environmental conditions. They work closely with others, do mostly physical work and require little supervision. 

Requirements

ASVAB: VE+AR+MK+AS=185 OR MK+AS+AO=140
20/100
Must have normal color perception
Must have normal hearing
Security clearance required
Must be a U.S. Citizen

Notes: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20. When specified, uncorrected visual acuity must not be greater than that indicated (i.e. 20/100), and must be correctable to 20/20. Normal hearing required. Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating.

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