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    Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

    Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

    Adjust, repair or replace faulty components of test setups and equipment. Construct and maintain test facilities for aircraft parts and systems, according to specifications. Fabricate and install parts and systems to be tested in test equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and test instruments. Identify required data, data acquisition plans and test parameters, setting up equipment to conform to these specifications. Inspect, diagnose, maintain, and operate test setups and equipment to detect malfunctions. Operate and calibrate computer systems and devices to comply with test requirements and to perform data acquisition and analysis. Test aircraft systems under simulated operational conditions, performing systems readiness tests and pre- and post-operational checkouts, to establish design or fabrication parameters. Confer with engineering personnel regarding details and implications of test procedures and results. Exchange cooling system components in various vehicles. Finish vehicle instrumentation and deinstrumentation. Record and interpret test data on parts, assemblies, and mechanisms.

    Engineering and Technology -- Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Physics -- Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems. Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Installation -- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Programming -- Writing computer programs for various purposes. Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Visualization -- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Number Facility -- The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. Mathematical Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.