Installs, inspects, tests, adjusts, or repairs avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.
This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance pathway.
A person in this career:
- Tests and troubleshoots instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, or voltmeters.
- Keeps records of maintenance and repair work.
- Adjusts, repairs, or replaces malfunctioning components or assemblies, using hand tools or soldering irons.
- Installs electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft, using hand tools, power tools, or soldering irons.
- Sets up and operates ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight tests of electrical and electronic systems.
- Assembles components such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, using hand tools or soldering irons.
- Connects components to assemblies such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, inverters, and in-flight refueling systems, using hand tools and soldering irons.
- Lays out installation of aircraft assemblies and systems, following documentation such as blueprints, manuals, and wiring diagrams.
- Interprets flight test data to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performance problems.
- Coordinates work with that of engineers, technicians, and other aircraft maintenance personnel.
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