Accession Number : ADA186400

Title :   Fabrication and Parachute Career Ladder, AFSC 427X3.

Descriptive Note : Occupational survey rept.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX

PDF Url : ADA186400

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This occupational survey report addresses the Fabrication and Parachute career ladder (AFSC 427X3). The Training Development Services Division of the USAF Occupational Measurement Center (USAFOMC/OMT) requested this study to determine field training needs and to gather data for validating the Specialty Training Standard (STS). AFSC 427X3 was last surveyed in December 1980. The present AFSC 427X3 career ladder emerged from the merger of the Parachute Rigger career ladder (AFSC 582X1) and Fabric and Rubber Products career ladder (AFSC 582X0) in April 1977. The Fabrication and Parachute career ladder's present duties include assembling, inspecting, cleaning, repairing, and packing parachute systems and floatation equipment. Additionally, they inspect, repair, and fabricate fabric items and perform shop repair of rubberized items. Initial training for AFSC 427X3 personnel is given in a 12-week, 1-day course at Chanute AFB. This course, C3ABR42733, covers and techniques and functions of fabrication and parachute specialists. These include repairing floatation equipment and antiexposure suits, servicing parachute systems, and maintaining and operating sewing machines of fabricate and repair aircrew flight clothing, protective covers, and upholstery and aircraft soundproofing. Other topics taught include using technical orders, maintenance management, Air Force system of supply, shop and flightline safety, career progression, and blueprint interpretation. Keywords: Job satisfaction.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *PARACHUTES, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, ACOUSTIC INSULATION, AIRCRAFT, CAREERS, FABRICS, FLIGHT CLOTHING, JOB SATISFACTION, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, MATERIALS HANDLING, PACKAGING, PARACHUTE PACKS, PERSONNEL, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), REPAIR, REQUIREMENTS, RUBBER, SAFETY, SHOPS(WORK AREAS), AIR FORCE TRAINING, FABRICATION, SURVEYS, FLOTATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE