US Navy Helicopter Aircrewman Jobs in Willingboro at US Navy NRS Willingboro
Title: US Navy Helicopter Aircrewman
Company: US Navy NRS Willingboro
Swimming, flying, saving lives—the job of an AWS is that of a superhero. Naval Aircrewmen are the versatile operators behind the cockpit of a helicopter. They are the lookouts, the weapons, the swimmers and the rescuers. As an Aircrewman, you may insert or extract Navy SEALs and special warfare operatives, deliver goods to our ships out at sea and even leap into the ocean to save lives. One day you could be shooting down enemy craft, the next you could be evacuating the injured. Do you have what it takes to be the eyes and ears behind our pilots?
This job requires military service with a contract for enlistment or commission. This is not an application to a specific position within the military. This job is only an example of a position that you could be placed in after taking a job placement exam.
Enlistment entails that you speak to a recruiter, take a job placement exam, complete a physical exam, choose from the career options that are presented to you, sign a career contract, take the oath of enlistment, and attend boot camp.
Naval Aircrewmen Helicopter (AWS) are members of multi-mission helicopter integrated tactical crews. Their duties include:
Performing aircrew operations administration, flight and ground training
Moving internal and external cargo
Performing Medical Evacuations (MEDEVAC)
Transporting passenger and aerial gunnery
Handling small arms
Performing Naval Special Warfare (NSW) insertion and extraction operations
Performing Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP)
Performing Night Vision Device (NVD) operations
Conducting observer duties for safety of flight
As an Aircrewman Helicopter, you’ll travel around the world for a variety of missions. You may be assigned to sea or shore squadrons on almost any continent. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments – from airborne aircraft to hangars, hangar decks to flight decks, and flight lines at air stations and on aircraft carriers.
Training & Advancement
Upon completion of the initial 7-9 week training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes (known as Boot Camp), you’ll report for specialized training, including:
Aircrew Candidate School (11 weeks)in Pensacola, FL, for training in Water and Land Survival and Flight Safety.
Additional training may be required depending on your assignment. AWSs can expect to receive specialized training on specific aircraft or equipment relevant to your assignment before reporting for operational activities.
After you’ve completed training, you may be assigned to naval air stations, squadrons, aircraft carriers or other aviation facilities in the United States or overseas. As an AWS, you can expect approximately 60% of your assignments to take place at sea.
Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance.
Advanced training as an Aircrewman Helicopter may also be available during later stages of your career. For those with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles may be available, providing opportunities to lead and train others.
Specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields in the civilian sector.
Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, …