Aircraft Structural Maintenance - 2A7X3 - Air Force Careers

(2A7X3) Air Force Aircraft Structural Maintenance



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


  • Mechanical


  • Knowledge of aircraft construction features

  • Completion of 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training

  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 39


Technical Training: 76 days

Technical School Location: Pensacola NAS, FL

Status Upon Completion of Technical School: CCAF Degree with credits earned towards Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technology.


Job Description: Aircraft Structural Maintainers assemble structural parts and components to meet requirements for preserving structural integrity and low observable qualities. They assess damage to aircraft structural components, low observable coatings , advises on structural and low observable repair, modification, and corrosion protection treatment with respect to original strength, weight, and contour to maintain structural and low observable integrity. They ensure aircraft component balance is maintained and assembles repairs using special fasteners and adhesives as well as check repairs for serviceability according to specifications and technical publications. Manufactures jigs, fixtures, forms, and molds. Aircraft Structural Maintenance airmen paint aircrafts, missiles, support equipment, identifies, removes and treats corrosion using mechanical and chemical procedures. They also use metalworking equipment and tools to form, cut, bend, and fasten replacement or repair parts to damaged structures and components. Aircraft Structural Maintainers maintain and inspects tools and equipment. Performs operator maintenance and service inspections on shop equipment and tools and inspect structures and components and determines operational status.