About the Job

Work with vehicles, machinery and equipment that few people ever get to experience in a job that is not your typical mechanic role. As an Air Force Motor Mechanic, you’ll be critical to the effectiveness of the Air Force. You’ll be responsible for the maintenance of motor vehicles and you’ll interact directly with Defence aircraft systems.

This is a role with so much variety, as you’ll work on an array of exciting equipment, ensuring each day is different to the last. One day you could be on a runway servicing an aircraft arrestor system. Another day you could be servicing fire vehicles in a workshop, refuelling fuel trucks or keeping track of thousands of litres of aviation fuel.

What you’ll do

Your day-to-day tasks could include:

  • Vehicle and ground support equipment servicing and repairs
  • Planning and scheduling equipment maintenance
  • Build and assembly of machines and mechanical components
  • Inspection of machines, engines and transmissions
  • Providing support on fuel farms, including fuel testing/sampling and vehicle offloads/dispensing
  • Trade supervisory tasks including progressive inspections
  • Maintenance of ground support equipment electrical systems, ground radar mechanical installations and refrigeration/air-conditioning systems
  • Mentoring the next generation of Motor Mechanics
Training and Career progression

Regardless of whether you join qualified or unqualified, there’s always something new to learn. We’ll give you the training, knowledge and experience you need to succeed in this role in your Initial Employment Training (IET). You’ll learn the core of your trade – Heavy Vehicle Mechanic – covering brakes and suspension, steering, engines, transmission, hydraulic and fuel systems and more. You’ll receive a nationally recognised qualification and be paid to do it.

You can progress with more in-depth electrical training and post-graduate training on a number of specialist systems including aircraft arrester systems, fuel installations and fuel quality control – all provided by the Air Force.

Additional Information

The variety is unlike any other in the Air Force and you won’t find anything like this in a civilian role. When posted to Combat Support Group, you could be working on a small generator or a big piece of earth-moving equipment. With Air Combat Group, you’ll be maintaining equipment that support fighter jet operations. With Surveillance and Response Group, you’ll be servicing or repairing RADAR units and other support equipment.

The breadth of experiences, training, and multitude of licenses you’ll receive will set you up for a rewarding career in the Air Force and beyond. An immense and unique variety of exciting challenges awaits those who are passionate about the field.

Reach new heights with your passion for mechanics with a rewarding career only the Air Force can provide. You’ll be part of a culture of high performance as you experience a variety of challenges, all while helping to protect our country.

In-service Information

In the Air Force this role is known as Ground Support Equipment Fitter/Technician (GSEFITT/GSETECH).


Key Information

Preparing for Your Recruitment Process

This document provides information that will assist applicants for roles in the Navy, Army and Air Force, including details about the recruitment process, how to prepare yourself for assessment, and what to expect if you are successful in joining the Australian Defence Force.

National Qualifications

On completion of your Competency Log Book (Journal) you will be awarded:

  • Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Heavy Vehicle Road Transport) and
  • Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical Air Conditioning.

Salary & Allowances

In the Air Force you'll get paid a good salary from day one regardless of your age, experience or qualifications; and your pay increases as you progress through training.

In addition to your salary you'll receive a variety of allowances, extra pay for relevant qualifications – plus 16.4% superannuation, a far higher rate than you're likely to find in the civilian world.


For more details download our Salary Scales.


Locations

Members may be posted to most Air Force bases and other Defence Establishments within Australia, as well as limited overseas opportunities.


Requirements

Age

Applicants must be aged between 17 and 53 years of age inclusive on entry.

Applicants will not be allowed to enter the ADF until they achieve a minimum of 17 years of age, however they may be able to initiate the application process from 16 years and six months of age.

Education & Experience

Unqualified Entry
It is essential that you have completed Year 10 with passes in English, Mathematics and Science (preferably with a physics component). Note: Consumer Maths, General Maths and Modified Maths subjects are not suitable.

Qualified Entry
 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology;  or apprenticeship/traineeship in Automotive Mechanical (Heavy Commercial or Heavy Road Transport Vehicle Mechanical Technology); or equivalent delivered by a recognised training institution.

Partial Qualification
 evidence of competencies required for Cert III in Automotive Mechanical (Heavy Road Transport or Heavy Vehicle Mobile Plant  Equipment or Light Vehicle or equivalent) delivered by a recognised training institution.

Note: You must have a pass in Year 10 English in addition to holding the relevant trade qualification.
 

Medical & Fitness

To be enlisted or appointed, you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history, followed by a physical examination.

You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before appointment.

For further details on medical and physical fitness standards refer to Physical Fitness Standards for Entry into the ADF and Medical Process for Entry into the ADF.

Period of Service

Qualified entrants are enlisted for an Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS) of four years. Entrants requiring trade training with a duration in excess of 26 weeks are enlisted with an IMPS of six years.

Subsequent periods of service may be offered subject to the requirements of the ADF and your suitability for further service. You may request discharge at any time provided you do not have an outstanding Initial Minimum Period of Service obligation and provide a minimum of three months notice.

Additional Requirements

Licence Requirements:

At a minimum, candidates must hold a valid Australian State or Territory provisional/probationary C Class Drivers Licence upon enlistment/appointment. Candidates with suspended or cancelled licences will not be eligible to join until the suspension or cancellation has been lifted or has expired. Further attributes

Ideally applicants will:

  • Possess well-developed hand-skills and hand-eye coordination
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Be prepared to sustain periods of heavy lifting
  • Be prepared to work under pressure
  • Be comfortable working in confined spaces and
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse, problem-solve, and trouble-shoot simple to complex systems or the potential to develop this.

Aptitude

The Job Opportunities Assessment (JOA) is completed as part of the application process to join the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Some jobs may also require you to complete a further evaluation at a later date.

The JOA is used by Defence to establish suitability for ADF entry, and then identify jobs that best match your abilities.

Further information about the JOA can be found in the Guide to the Job Opportunities Assessment for the ADF.

To get a feel for the types of questions that are used in the Job Opportunities Assessment and how they will look on your screen some examples can be found in the Job Opportunities Assessment Example Questions.

Citizenship

To serve in the ADF you must be an Australian Citizen.

If you are a permanent resident of Australia, the ADF may consider a temporary deferral of the citizenship requirement if the position for which you are applying cannot be filled by an applicant who meets all the citizenship requirements, and then only in exceptional circumstances. You will be required to obtain Australian Citizenship as early as possible following enlistment or appointment.

Find out more in our Citizenship page or ask your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre.

Security Requirements

The Department of Defence requires ADF employees to have a security clearance appropriate to their employment.

A process of background checks, collection of relevant information and if required, interviews, enables the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) to make an informed assessment of an applicant's suitability for a security clearance.

The minimum security clearance level required is Negative Vetting Level 1 (NV1), and current policy requires applicants to have a checkable background for the previous 10 years.

This means applicants must provide credible referees (non-family members) who are able to provide information about the applicant covering an extended period of time. Required information for an NV1 includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Residence
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Financial information
  • Travel

Some ADF jobs may require a higher level of security clearance such as Negative Vetting Level 2 (NV2) or Positive Vetting (PV). Your individual circumstances will determine the number and complexity of the questions and the supporting documents required for these levels.

Australian Citizenship is a requirement for a security clearance and a clearance will only be granted to a non-citizen in exceptional circumstances.

The security clearance is critical to an applicant's successful progression through the recruiting process. It is strongly recommended that all applicants action the Security Clearance Package (ePack) and provide the required documentation without delay to provide the best opportunity to commence training and be employed in their preferred employment category.

For more detailed information on the security vetting process and specific clearance level requirements set by AGSVA, please refer to the AGSVA website.

Support will be provided by DFR during the initial application process.

Training

Military Training

Duration: 10.6 weeks

Location: RAAF Base Wagga (NSW)

You'll start your Air Force career at No 1 Recruit Training Unit (1RTU). In three intensive months you'll transition smoothly from civilian to Service life, acquiring the basic knowledge, skills and physical fitness required for your role; and learning to become an effective and productive member of the Air Force.

You can read about what to expect at the No.1 Recruit Training Unit on the 1RTU website.

Employment Training

Partially Qualified Entrant with Cert III in Heavy Road Transport
Upon completion of Recruit Training, members are attached to the Army Logistics Training Centre (ALTC) located at Bonegilla, VIC for about 9-12 weeks during which time you will receive additional training in specific military vehicle maintenance before proceeding to your first posting locality. This information will be provided to you in your letter of offer.

After completion of ALTC training, you will be posted to an Air Force Unit as an AC/WGSEFITT1 where you will become involved in the day-to-day operations and duties relevant to the mustering and gain a more complete understanding of the mustering, including instructions on general and technical administration procedures.

You will be provided with a Competency Log Book (Journal) prior to leaving ALTC that details specific tasks that need to be completed over the following 12 months in order to consolidate your training.

After completing 12 months On Job Training/Experience (OJT/E) in the workplace and completing your journal, you will become eligible for promotion to Leading Aircraftsman/Aircraftswoman (LAC/W) Advanced GSEFITT. At this point you should expect to be nominated to attend our Technician level training.

Progression beyond LAC/W GSETECH is based on further training and periods of employment. The member may then, in competition, advance through the ranks to Warrant Officer.

Partially Qualified Entrant with Cert III Light Vehicle

Upon completion of Recruit Training, members are attached to Army Logistics Training Centre (ALTC) located at Bonegilla, VIC for about 6 - 8 months during which time you will receive additional training in Heavy Vehicle and specific military vehicle maintenance (the training is self paced). An RPL* process will take place that may involve challenge testing' to determine the exact level of additional training required.

After successfully gaining the required competencies, you will be posted to an Air Force Unit as an AC/W GSEFITT1 where you will become involved in the day-to-day operations and duties relevant to the mustering and gain a more complete understanding of the mustering, including instructions on general and technical administration procedures. You will be provided with a Competency Log Book (Journal) prior to leaving ALTC that details specific tasks that need to be completed over the following 12 months in order to consolidate your training. On completion of the Journal, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Heavy Vehicle Road Transport) and be eligible for promotion to LAC/W Advanced GSEFITT level. At this point you should expect to be nominated to attend our Technician level training.

Progression beyond LAC/W GSETECH is based on further training and periods of employment. The member may then, in competition, advance through the ranks to Warrant Officer.

Trainee Entrant

Upon completion of Recruit Training, Trainee entrants are attached to Army Logistics Training Centre (ALTC) located at Bonegilla, VIC as an AC/W Trainee for approximately 18 months where you will undergo Heavy Vehicle Motor Mechanic training.

After successfully completing this course and gaining the required competencies, you will be posted to an Air Force Unit as an AC/W GSEFITT1 where you will become involved in the day-to-day operations and duties relevant to the mustering and gain a more complete understanding of the mustering, including instructions on general and technical administration procedures.

You will be provided with a Competency Log Book (Journal) prior to leaving ALTC that details specific tasks that need to be completed over a minimum of 12 months in order to consolidate your training. Upon final completion of the Journal, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Heavy Vehicle Road Transport) and be eligible for promotion to LAC/W Advanced GSEFITT level. With a further 12 months consolidation On Job Experience (OJE) you should expect to be nominated to attend our Technician level training.

Progression beyond LAC/W GSETECH is based on further training and periods of employment. The member may then, in competition, advance through the ranks to Warrant Officer.

* Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process whereby applicants are assessed for the purpose of granting credit for previously gained skills and/or knowledge relevant to the competency/learning outcome. RPL assessments may be performed during the induction process and any credits awarded will be documented as a condition of enlistment. In some instances, an individual beginning Initial Employment Training (IET) may undergo challenge testing' in his/her field at the relevant Defence training facility and be awarded credits for tested competencies with successful outcomes. Any credits granted effectively reduce the time that an individual may spend at the training facility. Applicants are to note that although certain civilian competencies may appear to be suitably transferable, the unique nature of the Defence environment may dictate that additional training is required in that area to satisfy Service needs and exigencies.

Technician Progression

Progression to Technician for the Advanced GSEFITT is by the successful completion of the GSETECH suite of courses that comprises electrical, refrigeration and electronic subjects relevant to GSE equipment. The courses include two weeks of Restricted Electrical Work training, three weeks of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration training, and a nine week GSE Technician course all conducted at RAAF Base Wagga.

Further Training

Postgraduate Training
Role Specific Training. In addition to initial employment training, Advanced GSEFITTs and GSETECHs may be required to undertake further postgraduate trade training to allow employment on different equipment types and specialised employment areas.

These postgraduate courses can include but are not limited to: Aircraft Arrestor System Maintenance (mechanical and electrical), Fuel Quality Control, Fuel Quality Centre Operator (laboratory testing), Bushmaster driver and maintainer and Fire Vehicle Maintenance and Operator.

Professional Military Education Training (PMET) Scheme. Members of the GSE employment trade group are subject to the normal requirements of PMET. PMET is a mandatory requirement for rank progression.

Key Information

Preparing for Your Recruitment Process

This document provides information that will assist applicants for roles in the Navy, Army and Air Force, including details about the recruitment process, how to prepare yourself for assessment, and what to expect if you are successful in joining the Australian Defence Force.

Salary & Allowances

In the Air Force you'll get paid a good salary from day one regardless of your age, experience or qualifications; and your pay increases as you progress through training.

In addition to your salary you'll receive a variety of allowances, extra pay for relevant qualifications – plus 16.4% superannuation, a far higher rate than you're likely to find in the civilian world.


For more details download our Salary Scales.


Locations

Members may be posted to most Air Force bases and other Defence Establishments within Australia, as well as limited overseas opportunities.


Requirements

Age

Qualified applicants must be aged between 17 and 55 years inclusive on day of entry.

Education & Experience

Unqualified Entry
It is essential that you have completed Year 10 with passes in English, Mathematics and Science (preferably with a physics component). Note: Consumer Maths, General Maths and Modified Maths subjects are not suitable.
Note: Reserve Unqualified Entry is limited due to the training requirements for the member and the unit.
Direct Entry (Partially Qualified)

Partially qualified entrants need to provide evidence (certified documentation) that they have either:

  • Completed a motor mechanic apprenticeship / traineeship in alignment with the Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair, Certificate III in Automotive (Mechanical-Heavy Vehicle Road Transport); or Certificate III training in Automotive (Mechanical Light Vehicle).
  • Evidence of qualifications and experience to allow the Technical Trade Sponsor to apply RPL* for statements of attainment held.

Additional trade training to achieve full (Heavy Vehicle) trade competence will be provided at ALTC following a formal RPL* process.

Note: You must have a pass in Year 10 English in addition to holding the relevant trade qualification.

If you do not satisfy the education requirements for this trade or do not possess evidence of the required educational attainment, there is an alternative pathway available to you.

Applicants applying for qualified entry must provide proof of high school results in addition to original trade certificates, units of competency results and a current resume to their Careers Coach. These documents will then be forwarded to the Recruiting Liaison Officer (RLO-1) at Directorate of Personnel - Air Force for review by the Air Force Technical Trade Sponsor to establish eligibility for qualified enlistment.

* Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process whereby applicants are assessed for the purpose of granting credit for previously gained skills and/or knowledge relevant to the competency/learning outcome. RPL assessments may be performed during the induction process and any credits awarded will be documented as a condition of enlistment. In some instances, an individual beginning Initial Employment Training (IET) may undergo challenge testing' in his/her field at the relevant Defence training facility and be awarded credits for tested competencies with successful outcomes. Any credits granted effectively reduces the time that an individual may spend at the training facility. Applicants are to note that although certain civilian competencies may appear to be suitably transferable, the unique nature of the Defence environment may dictate that additional training is required in that area to satisfy Service needs and exigencies.

Medical & Fitness

To be enlisted or appointed, you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history, followed by a physical examination.

You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before appointment.

For further details on medical and physical fitness standards refer to Physical Fitness Standards for Entry into the ADF and Medical Process for Entry into the ADF.

Additional Requirements

Licence Requirements:

At a minimum, candidates must hold a valid Australian State or Territory provisional/probationary C Class Drivers Licence upon enlistment/appointment. Candidates with suspended or cancelled licences will not be eligible to join until the suspension or cancellation has been lifted or has expired. Further attributes

Ideally applicants will:

  • Possess well-developed hand-skills and hand-eye coordination
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Be prepared to sustain periods of heavy lifting
  • Be prepared to work under pressure
  • Be comfortable working in confined spaces and
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse, problem-solve, and trouble-shoot simple to complex systems or the potential to develop this.

Aptitude

The Job Opportunities Assessment (JOA) is completed as part of the application process to join the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Some jobs may also require you to complete a further evaluation at a later date.

The JOA is used by Defence to establish suitability for ADF entry, and then identify jobs that best match your abilities.

Further information about the JOA can be found in the Guide to the Job Opportunities Assessment for the ADF.

To get a feel for the types of questions that are used in the Job Opportunities Assessment and how they will look on your screen some examples can be found in the Job Opportunities Assessment Example Questions.

Citizenship

To serve in the ADF you must be an Australian Citizen.

If you are a permanent resident of Australia, the ADF may consider a temporary deferral of the citizenship requirement if the position for which you are applying cannot be filled by an applicant who meets all the citizenship requirements, and then only in exceptional circumstances. You will be required to obtain Australian Citizenship as early as possible following enlistment or appointment.

Find out more in our Citizenship page or ask your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre.

Security Requirements

The Department of Defence requires ADF employees to have a security clearance appropriate to their employment.

A process of background checks, collection of relevant information and if required, interviews, enables the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) to make an informed assessment of an applicant's suitability for a security clearance.

The minimum security clearance level required is Negative Vetting Level 1 (NV1), and current policy requires applicants to have a checkable background for the previous 10 years.

This means applicants must provide credible referees (non-family members) who are able to provide information about the applicant covering an extended period of time. Required information for an NV1 includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Residence
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Financial information
  • Travel

Some ADF jobs may require a higher level of security clearance such as Negative Vetting Level 2 (NV2) or Positive Vetting (PV). Your individual circumstances will determine the number and complexity of the questions and the supporting documents required for these levels.

Australian Citizenship is a requirement for a security clearance and a clearance will only be granted to a non-citizen in exceptional circumstances.

The security clearance is critical to an applicant's successful progression through the recruiting process. It is strongly recommended that all applicants action the Security Clearance Package (ePack) and provide the required documentation without delay to provide the best opportunity to commence training and be employed in their preferred employment category.

For more detailed information on the security vetting process and specific clearance level requirements set by AGSVA, please refer to the AGSVA website.

Support will be provided by DFR during the initial application process.

Training

Military Training

Duration: 10.6 weeks

Location: RAAF Base Wagga (NSW)

You'll start your Air Force career at No 1 Recruit Training Unit (1RTU). In three intensive months you'll transition smoothly from civilian to Service life, acquiring the basic knowledge, skills and physical fitness required for your role; and learning to become an effective and productive member of the Air Force.

You can read about what to expect at the No.1 Recruit Training Unit on the 1RTU website.

Employment Training

Partially Qualified Entrant with Cert III in Heavy Road Transport
Upon completion of Recruit Training, members are attached to the Army Logistics Training Centre (ALTC) located at Bonegilla, VIC for about 9-12 weeks during which time you will receive additional training in specific military vehicle maintenance before proceeding to your first posting locality. This information will be provided to you in your letter of offer.

After completion of ALTC training, you will be posted to an Air Force Unit as an AC/W GSEFITT1 where you will become involved in the day-to-day operations and duties relevant to the mustering and gain a more complete understanding of the mustering, including instructions on general and technical administration procedures.

You will be provided with a Competency Log Book (Journal) prior to leaving ALTC that details specific tasks that need to be completed over the following 12 months in order to consolidate your training.

After completing 12 months On Job Training/Experience (OJT/E) in the workplace and completing your journal, you will become eligible for promotion to Leading Aircraftsman/Aircraftswoman (LAC/W) Advanced GSEFITT. At this point you should expect to be nominated to attend our Technician level training.

Progression beyond LAC/W GSETECH is based on further training and periods of employment. The member may then, in competition, advance through the ranks to Warrant Officer.

Partially Qualified Entrant with Cert III Light Vehicle

Upon completion of Recruit Training, members are attached to Army Logistics Training Centre (ALTC) located at Bonegilla, VIC for about 6 - 8 months during which time you will receive additional training in Heavy Vehicle and specific military vehicle maintenance (the training is self paced). An RPL* process will take place that may involve challenge testing' to determine the exact level of additional training required.

After successfully gaining the required competencies, you will be posted to an Air Force Unit as an AC/W GSEFITT1 where you will become involved in the day-to-day operations and duties relevant to the mustering and gain a more complete understanding of the mustering, including instructions on general and technical administration procedures. You will be provided with a Competency Log Book (Journal) prior to leaving ALTC that details specific tasks that need to be completed over the following 12 months in order to consolidate your training. On completion of the Journal, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Heavy Vehicle Road Transport) and be eligible for promotion to LAC/W Advanced GSEFITT level. At this point you should expect to be nominated to attend our Technician level training.

Progression beyond LAC/W GSETECH is based on further training and periods of employment. The member may then, in competition, advance through the ranks to Warrant Officer.

Trainee Entrant

Upon completion of Recruit Training, Trainee entrants are attached to Army Logistics Training Centre (ALTC) located at Bonegilla, VIC as an AC/W Trainee for approximately 18 months where you will undergo Heavy Vehicle Motor Mechanic training.

After successfully completing this course and gaining the required competencies, you will be posted to an Air Force Unit as an AC/W GSEFITT1 where you will become involved in the day-to-day operations and duties relevant to the mustering and gain a more complete understanding of the mustering, including instructions on general and technical administration procedures.

You will be provided with a Competency Log Book (Journal) prior to leaving ALTC that details specific tasks that need to be completed over a minimum of 12 months in order to consolidate your training. Upon final completion of the Journal, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Heavy Vehicle Road Transport) and be eligible for promotion to LAC/W Advanced GSEFITT level. With a further 12 months consolidation On Job Experience (OJE) you should expect to be nominated to attend our Technician level training.

Progression beyond LAC/W GSETECH is based on further training and periods of employment. The member may then, in competition, advance through the ranks to Warrant Officer.

* Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process whereby applicants are assessed for the purpose of granting credit for previously gained skills and/or knowledge relevant to the competency/learning outcome. RPL assessments may be performed during the induction process and any credits awarded will be documented as a condition of enlistment. In some instances, an individual beginning Initial Employment Training (IET) may undergo challenge testing' in his/her field at the relevant Defence training facility and be awarded credits for tested competencies with successful outcomes. Any credits granted effectively reduce the time that an individual may spend at the training facility. Applicants are to note that although certain civilian competencies may appear to be suitably transferable, the unique nature of the Defence environment may dictate that additional training is required in that area to satisfy Service needs and exigencies.

Technician Progression

Progression to Technician for the Advanced GSEFITT is by the successful completion of the GSETECH suite of course which comprises electrical, refrigeration and electronic subjects relevant to GSE equipment. The courses include two weeks of Restricted Electrical Work training, three weeks of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration training, and a nine week GSE Technician course all conducted at RAAF Base Wagga.

Further Training

Postgraduate Training
Role Specific Training. In addition to initial employment training, Advanced GSEFITTs and GSETECHs may be required to undertake further postgraduate trade training to allow employment on different equipment types and specialised employment areas.

These postgraduate courses can include but are not limited to: Aircraft Arrestor System Maintenance (mechanical and electrical), Fuel Quality Control, Fuel Quality Centre Operator (laboratory testing), Bushmaster driver and maintainer and Fire Vehicle Maintenance and Operator.

Professional Military Education Training (PMET) Scheme. Members of the GSE employment trade group are subject to the normal requirements of PMET. PMET is a mandatory requirement for rank progression.