If you enjoy working on machinery, and have an interest in aviation, then the Navy specialty of Aviation machinist may be the Navy job for you. Navy Aviation Machinist specialists work to maintain and repair some of the most advanced aircraft and equipment to be found anywhere in the world. They work on the total arsenal of Navy Air power aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary helicopter aircraft are among the equipment that a Navy Machinist Aviation Specialist works on.
A machinist Aviation specialist is a very technical enlisted career, requiring detailed and accurate work on aircraft that are used by Navy pilots and aircrews in support of the Navy mission. Sailors use precision testing equipment and training to diagnose and troubleshoot equipment in the Navy fleet, finding and repairing problems in navigation, weapons, flight and avionics systems and sub systems. It is an advanced technology career that takes precision, training skill and intelligence to operate in. Sailors in this specialty work on a regular basis with million dollar machinery and equipment to make sure it is at peak readiness at all times and ready for the mission. Aircraft and avionics are the main thrust of this specialty, but at times a Machinist Aviation specialist will assist in jobs repairing surface vessels, weapons systems, and even occasionally repair jobs dealing with submarine equipment.
If it is a mechanical, operational or electronic system used in the Navy, as a Machinist Aviation specialist it is a good chance that at some point you will have a chance to work on it. Sailors in this specialty inspect, maintain, fix, repair and troubleshoot systems used every day by the Navy to accomplish a variety of tasks. Some of the skill sets you have may be used to help repair and put back into operation mechanical evaporators that change seawater into potable fresh water.
You may be called upon to assist in a engine exchange or repair on different types of aircraft, to maintain install and test aircraft instruments and electrical equipment, work to fix generators, lighting systems, motors or other electrical equipment. You may be tasked to repair airfoils; wheels, tires, aircraft fuselages, wings, and mechanisms and different aircraft control systems. If you are good with tools and mechanically inclined, this can be a specialty that you may be very successful in.