Aircraft Metals Technology - 2A7X1 - Air Force Careers

(2A7X1) Air Force Aircraft Metals Technology



  • High school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GED


  • Mechanical


  • Knowledge of metal repair and fabrication process

  • Normal depth perception

  • Completion of 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training

  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 39


Technical Training: 67 days

Technical School Location: Sheppard AFB TX

Status Upon Completion of Technical School: CCAF Degree with credits earned towards Metals Technology.


Job Description: Aircraft Metals Technology airmen advises on metals machining, welding, designing, and production problems. Designs manufactures, or modifies special precision tools and fixtures to facilitate metalworking operations. Metals Technology airmen do calculations such as determining cutting speeds and settings, welding processes, and preheat and post heat requirements. They weld, braze, solder, and heat treat metals. They write programs for CNC machines using manual and Computer Aided Design-Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM). Aircraft Metals Technology specialists disassemble, assemble, and fit component parts using machine screws, bolts, rivets, press fits, and welding techniques. Uses metal working equipment, tools, and supplies to produce surface finishing specifications for components; they also extract broken or damaged hardware and checks components for wear tolerances using precision measuring devices. Metals Tech airmen also maintain and inspect hand tools and metal working machinery. P