On the Job
Avionics Technicians work on electronic and computerized equipment on aircraft. They may fix, inspect, or install equipment like radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Maintain repair or maintenance records.
- Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
- Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Analyze test or performance data to assess equipment operation.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
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