Updated: Sep 2019

Specialty Summary

Maintains aircraft egress systems with ejection seats, canopies, and hatches; explosive components; electro-explosive devices (EED); subsystems; and related support equipment (SE).

Tech School

31 Days - Sheppard AFB


Aviation Maintenance Technology

Duty Badge

Maintenance & Munitions Badge








Total: 687

For Entry Into This Specialty


Mechanical: 56


100 lbs

  • Normal color vision

Duties and Responsibilities

Advises on and solves installation, maintenance, and repair problems by studying schematic and technical publications. Diagnoses malfunctions and recommends corrective action. Implements maintenance and safety policies for egress systems and integral egress system components to include personnel parachute assemblies and survival kits.

Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on egress systems. Removes, installs, and modifies egress systems. Ensures egress explosive cartridge activated devices (CAD), pressure activated devices (PAD), and EEDS are safe or dearmed prior to performing maintenance. Performs operational and functional tests of egress systems, subsystems, and components using test equipment and test kits. Applies corrosion control procedures to escape systems and related components. Operates and maintains related SE. Uses maintenance information systems (MIS) to monitor maintenance trends, analyze equipment requirements, maintain equipment records, document maintenance actions, and time change database.

Performs integrity inspections of the escape system. Inspects egress systems, subsystems, and components for safety, security, and serviceability. Inspects and determines serviceability of CAD, PAD and EED devices based on shelf and service life limits. Handles, labels, and disposes of hazardous waste and materials according to federal and local environmental standards.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical principles applying to aircrew egress systems; concepts and application of applicable maintenance directives; and using and interpreting schematic drawings, and technical publications.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in general science or mathematics is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 2A633, completion of a basic aircrew egress system maintenance course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 2A653. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A633. Also, experience in functions such as removing, inspecting, installing, repairing, and modifying aircrew egress systems and components.
  • 2A673. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A653. Also, experience performing or supervising functions involved in maintaining and inspecting egress systems and subsystems.

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