Gas turbine system technician

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

The primary duties of gas turbine system technicians were operating, repairing and performing maintenance on mechanical components of gas turbine engines and propulsion machinery such as gears and shafts. Asbestos exposure was moderate in this military occupational group, as they would occasionally encounter asbestos products during their work. Nevertheless, former gas turbine system technicians are still at considerable risk of developing a serious disease today as a result of their asbestos exposure.

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There were 2 categories of gas turbine system technicians in the U.S. Navy: electrical and mechanical. Their responsibilities included operating, repairing and performing organizational and intermediate maintenance on mechanical components of gas turbine engines, main propulsion machinery, and propulsion control systems.

Gas turbine system technicians electrical (GSE) were in charge of operating electric plant main and propulsion control equipment, identifying circuit failures and replacing the defective parts, measuring current, voltage, and resistance, testing for shorts, grounds, and continuity, as well as servicing and replacing batteries, performing preventive maintenance on digital data equipment, controlling and monitoring circuits, measuring insulation resistance and repairing electrical and electronic cables, wiring and connectors. They would interpret blueprints and charts and conduct administrative procedures concerning gas turbine propulsion system operation and maintenance.

Gas turbine system technicians mechanical (GSM) were responsible for operating electric plant control and main propulsion equipment, pumps, turning gears, air compressors, oil purification systems, low-pressure air dehydrators, and engineering control systems. They also read blueprints and charts to maintain and repair gas turbine engines and auxiliary equipment. Other duties of gas turbine system technicians mechanical included performing preventive maintenance on the ship's fuel system and air system, seawater service system, waste drain system, oil purification system and manually operated valves.

Relevant job titles

  • gas turbine mechanical system maintainer
  • gas turbine mechanical system technician
  • gas turbine systems technician mechanical
  • supervisor of mechanics and repairers


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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in gas turbine system technicians

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Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

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AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

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How can we help gas turbine system technicians who were exposed to asbestos?

If you served as a gas turbine system technician in the U.S. military before 1980 and are now suffering from one of the diseases above, you are eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and the VA. Our attorneys, who specialize in pursuing toxic exposure cases, will provide you with the legal assistance you need to file a claim so that you can recover the money you deserve for your physical and emotional distress. The only documents you will have to present to our legal experts are your military and medical records, as we need evidence of your service and diagnosis. We will build a strong case against the parties at fault and recover the maximum amount of compensation you are eligible for.