Careers Career Paths Aircraft Maintenance - Marine Corps FIELD 60/61/62 Job Description and Qualification Factors Share PINTEREST Email Print US Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in flight. Ross Harrison Koty / Getty Images Career Paths US Military Careers Technology Careers Sports Careers Sales Project Management Professional Writer Music Careers Media Legal Careers Government Careers Finance Careers Fiction Writing Careers Entertainment Careers Criminology Careers Book Publishing Aviation Animal Careers Advertising Learn More By Rod Powers Rod Powers Air Force NCO Academy Rod Powers was a retired Air Force First Sergeant with 22 years of active duty service. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 02/23/21 In the Marine Corps, jobs or Marine Occupational Specialties (MOS) are divided into career fields. For those who work with aviation (helicopters, planes, other), the career field designations are OccFlds 60/61/62 as you will see below. The aviation MOS is the 6000 field. The first two numbers designate the three primary position such as mechanic (60), helicopters (61), and fixed wing aircraft (62). About Occupational Fields The aircraft maintenance occupational fields include direct and indirect support of the total air frames and power plant package of all aviation aircraft weapons systems. While there is similarity in the skills required to provide this support, the systems being supported are diverse. The following examples are provided: direct support-repair and servicing at the organizational maintenance activity which is normally accomplished on aircraft, such as pre-flight and servicing of aircraft and their systems; indirect support-repair of components at the intermediate maintenance activity which is normally accomplished off aircraft, such as hydraulic actuators, servos, and accumulators, aircraft engines, and transmissions. Marines entering these fields receive MOS 6000, Basic Aircraft Maintenance Marine, and then progress through specific hard skill MOSs. After completion of formal training, Marines are qualified to maintain air frames and aircraft components. As the Marine progresses, repair and administrative requirements for multiple systems take on an equal importance until the Marine is placed in a management/supervisory position. Billets for both repair and administration are varied and extend from the squadron level to staff positions at the wing, force commander, and Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps level. Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under these 6000 occupational fields: 60XX – Aviation Maintenance/Mechanics 6012 --Aviation Maintenance Controller/Production Controller 6018 --Aviation Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) , Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR), and Collateral Duty Inspector (COI) 6019 --Aircraft Maintenance Chief 6023 --Aircraft Power Plants Test Cell Operator 6033 --Aircraft Nondestructive Inspection Technician 6042 --Individual Material Readiness List (IMRS) Asset Manager 6043 --Aircraft Welder 6046 --Aircraft Maintenance Administration Specialist 6048 --Flight Equipment Technician 6049 --NALCOMIS Application Administrator/Analyst 6062 --Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic 6072 --Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Hydraulic/Pneumatic/Structures Mechanic 6073 --Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Electrician/Refrigeration Mechanic 6074 --Cryogenics Equipment Operator 6092 --Aircraft Intermediate Level Structures Mechanic 61XX – Aviation Maintenance – Helicopters 6111 --Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee 6112 --Helicopter Mechanic, CH-46 6113 --Helicopter Mechanic, CH-53 6114 --Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1 6116 --Tiltrotor Mechanic, MV-22 6122 --Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-5E1 6123 --Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-64 6124 --Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-400/T-700 6132 --Helicopter/Tiltrotor Dynamic Components Mechanic 6152 --Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-46 6153 --Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-53 6154 --Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, UH/AH-1 6156 --Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic, MV-22 6162 --Presidential Support Specialist 6172 --Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-46 6173 --Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53 6174 --Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1 6176 --Tiltrotor Crew Chief, MV-22 6177 --Weapons and Tactics Crew Chief Instructor 6178 --VH-GON Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief 6179 --VH-3D Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief 6199 --Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner 62XX – Aviation Maintenance – Fixed Wing Aircraft 6212 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-S 6213 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, EA-6 6214 --Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Mechanic 6216 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, KC-130 6217 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, F/A-18 6222 --Fixed Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-402 6223 --Fixed-wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, J-52 6226 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, T-56 6227 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-404 6242 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight Engineer, KC-130 6243 --Fixed-Wing Transport Aircraft Specialist, C-9 6244 --Fixed-Wing Transport Aircraft Specialist, C-12 6246 --Fixed-Wing Transport Aircraft Specialist, C-20 6247 --Fixed-Wing Transport Aircraft Specialist, UC-35 6251 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic-Trainee 6252 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8 6253 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, EA-6 6256 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, KC-130 6257 --Fixed-wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F/A-18 6276 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Crew Chief, KC-130 6281 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic-Trainee 6282 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, AV-8/TJW-B 6283 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, EA-6 6286 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, KC-130 6287 --Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F/A-18 The opportunity to participate in a formal apprenticeship program leading to receipt of a Department of Labor Certification of Apprenticeship Completion may be available in some MOSs within OccFlds 60/61/62; refer to MCO 1550.22 for specific information concerning this program.