Aerospace Propulsion - 2A6X1 - Air Force Careers

(2A6X1) Air Force Aerospace Propulsion



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


  • Mechanical


  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydromechanical, electrical and hydraulic principles

  • Completion of appropriate aerospace propulsion maintenance courses for specialty

  • Normal color vision

  • Completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit

  • Completion of 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training

  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 39


Technical Training: 34-61 days

Technical School Location: Sheppard AFB TX

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


Job Description: As an Aerospace Propulsion Technician you are constantly removing, installing, and identifying problems with components of a jet engine. On all removals we inspect the component to make sure nothing is wrong with it and we deem it serviceable or unserviceable. Once the problem is fixed the engine goes through an extensive pre-cell inspection. A 5 level will do a complete look over followed by a 7 level then the production superintendent. After that it will be sent to test cell to go through a trial run to make sure nothing is wrong. It will then come back to us and we will perform the same inspection over again, except quality assurance will the final step. That engine will then become a spare engine in case the flight line needs it. On the flight line you will perform inspections on preflight and post flight and report any findings up the chain. If the problem is unfixable on the flight-line, it will be removed from the jet and sent to the back shop for repair.