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Aircraft Launch and Recovery Specialists - 55-3012.00

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O*NET-SOC Description

Operate and maintain catapults, arresting gear, and associated mechanical, hydraulic, and control systems involved primarily in aircraft carrier takeoff and landing operations. Duties include installing and maintaining visual landing aids; testing and maintaining launch and recovery equipment using electric and mechanical test equipment and hand tools; activating airfield arresting systems, such as crash barriers and cables, during emergency landing situations; directing aircraft launch and recovery operations using hand or light signals; and maintaining logs of airplane launches, recoveries, and equipment maintenance.

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Military Crosswalk Titles

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  • Air Operations Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Director (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Arresting Gear Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aircraft Handling (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment (Navy - Enlisted)
  • C-13 Catapult Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Catapult Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Conversion NEC ABE Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Launching and Recovery Equipment) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)/Advance Arresting Gear (AAG) Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electromagnetic Aircraft Launching System (EMALS) Operator/Maintainer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • MK-7 Arresting Gear Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Planning Series - Advanced Arresting Gear Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Planning Series - Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System Operator and Maintainer (Navy - Enlisted)

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft Launch And Recovery Technician