SOC Code 55-3012 - Aircraft Launch and Recovery Specialists


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.


SOC Code 55-3012 - Aircraft Launch and Recovery Specialists is a a final level code of the “Military Specific Occupations” Major Occupation Category.

Hierarchy Navigation for SOC Code 55-3012

Occupation Examples

  • Aircraft Launch And Recovery Equipment Maintenance Technician
  • Arresting Gear Operator
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching & Recovery Equipment
  • C-13 Catapult Operator
  • Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician

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