Airplane Cable Mechanic (689) Enlisted Personnel

Examines, tests, and repairs the metal cables of airplane control systems.
Visually examines cables which connect controls with operating mechanisms (such as elevators and rudders) for loose or broken strands, loose mounting, and insufficient or excessive tension. Removes defective cable and makes repairs by splicing in new strands. Splices loops at ends of cables when they will be attached to mountings. Installs repaired cables and adjusts their tension, and operates airplane controls to test their tension.
In addition to these duties, usually performs aircraft sheet metal work.
Tools and equipment include splicing rings, pliers, wire cutters, wrenches, and screw driver.