Fleet Maintenance Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Fleet maintenance managers supervise and coordinate the repair and maintenance of the Military’s airplanes, ships, trucks, and other vehicles. They establish maintenance schedules, develop work procedures, and direct the operation of maintenance crews. From repairing equipment damaged in battle, to providing preventive maintenance, these managers are critical for keeping the Military’s fleet strong.

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Work Environment

Fleet maintenance managers work in offices located in maintenance yards, shops, and garages.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance
  • Automobile Dealers
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Fleet Maintenance Managers in the Military

63,729

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Salary

Average Salary

$91,985

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 34%
  • Post-secondary certificate 27%
  • Associate's degree 13%
  • Some college 12%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Like other officers, fleet maintenance managers complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Additional training consists of classroom and field training. Job-specific training content may include: Management of aircraft or aircraft electronics (avionics) maintenanceManagement of vehicle, railroad, and other equipment maintenanceUse of management information systemsLogistics and operational support functions

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Production and Processing

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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