Aviation Electrician's Mates (AE) who are working as Organizational Level (OL) Technicians will be primarily assigned billets with aircraft squadrons (fixed or rotary wing). Among the fixed-wing assets that OL Technicians will service are the EA-6B Prowler (electronic warfare), E-2C Hawkeye (airborne early warning), E-6 Mercury (airborne command post and communications relay), C-2 Greyhound (carrier onboard delivery), and the P-3 Orion (anti-submarine and surveillance). Rotary-wing aircraft that an Organization Level AE will maintain include (but are not limited to) the SH-60 Seahawk (multipurpose) and MH-53E Sea Dragon (airborne mine countermeasures, vertical onboard delivery).

Like their Intermediate Level counterparts, OL Technicians follow the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) guidelines, but with a special focus on aircraft components such as instrumentation, power plants, electrical systems, navigation systems, data recorders, environmental control systems, aircraft batteries, and more.

An AE who has reached a paygrade of E7 (Chief Petty Officer) is responsible for certifying aircraft as safe for flight and managing flight-deck, flight-line, Maintenance Control, and Production Control operations. Senior Chief Aviation Technician’s Mates must spend three years at that paygrade (E8) before becoming eligible for the rating of Master Chief Avionics Technician, a goal that’s usually achieved after twenty years of service.


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