Careers Career Paths Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions Share PINTEREST Email Print Ro-Ma Stock Photography / 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 03/19/19 Aviation Support Equipment Technicians operate, maintain, repair and test automotive electrical systems in ground equipment, gasoline and diesel systems, and associated automotive, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. They also maintain gas turbine compressor units, ground air-conditioning units, perform metal fabrication, repair, and painting of tow tractors and other aircraft servicing units. Duties Include automotive electrical and mechanical repair;inspect, test and repair electric generators, motors, hydraulic, pneumatic, and transmission systems;gasoline and diesel engine repair and tune-up;manufacture and install belts and hoses;body work, minor welding, and painting;brake service and repair;service and repair refrigeration and air conditioning systems;train and test people in vehicle operation. Working Environment People in the AS rating may be assigned to sea or shore duty. They may work in hangars and sheltered areas, on flight decks or flight lines at air stations. They work closely with others, do mostly physical work and require little supervision. Wind and noise levels are high. A-School (Job School) Information Pensacola, FL -- 114 calendar days ASVAB Score Requirement: VE+AR+MK+AS=210 OR VE+AR+MK+MC=210 Security Clearance Requirement: None required Other Requirements Must have normal color perception Sub-Specialties Available for This Rating: Navy Enlisted Classification Codes for AS Current Manning Levels for This Rating: CREO Listing Note: Advancement (promotion ) opportunity and career progression are directly linked to a rating's manning level (i.e., personnel in undermanned ratings have greater promotion opportunity than those in overmanned ratings). Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating First Sea Tour: 36 monthsFirst Shore Tour: 48 monthsSecond Sea Tour: 36 monthsSecond Shore Tour: 48 monthsThird Sea Tour: 36 monthsThird Shore Tour: 48 monthsFourth Sea Tour: 36 monthsForth Shore Tour: 48 months Note Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.