Aircraft Mechanic, 8852
This standard is used to grade all nonsupervisory jobs involved in the maintenance,
troubleshooting, repair, overhaul, and modification of fixed and rotary wing aircraft systems,
airframes, components and assemblies, where the work requires substantive knowledge of the
airframe and aircraft mechanical, pneudraulic, and/or electrical systems and their
Some work situations within this series may require varying levels of
This standard cancels and supersedes the Job Grading Standard for Aircraft Mechanic, 8852,
issued February 1969.
WORK NOT COVERED
This standard does not cover work that primarily involves:
Maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, overhaul, and modification of aircraft engines.
Job Grading Standard for Aircraft Engine Mechanic, 8602
Maintenance and repair of hydraulic, pneumatic, oxygen, or fuel systems.
Systems Maintenance Job Family, 8200
Repair, maintenance, modification, test, and calibration of mechanical, electrical, and
pneumatic instruments, flight and engine instruments, and instrument systems.
Grading Standard for Instrument Mechanic, 3359
Refueling and servicing aircraft.
(See Job Grading Standard for
Aircraft Attending, 8862
Repair, maintenance, modification, or overhaul of aircraft mechanical parts, components,
subassemblies, or assemblies removed from the aircraft, which does not require a substantive
knowledge of aircraft systems and their interrelationships.