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    Avionics Technicians

    Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles

    Adjust, repair, or replace malfunctioning components or assemblies, using hand tools and/or soldering irons. Assemble components such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, using hand tools and soldering irons. Connect components to assemblies such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, inverters, and in-flight refueling systems, using hand tools and soldering irons. Install electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft, using hand tools, power tools, and/or soldering irons. Interpret flight test data in order to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performance problems. Lay out installation of aircraft assemblies and systems, following documentation such as blueprints, manuals, and wiring diagrams. Test and troubleshoot instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, and voltmeters. Assemble prototypes or models of circuits, instruments, and systems so that they can be used for testing. Coordinate work with that of engineers, technicians, and other aircraft maintenance personnel. Fabricate parts and test aids as required. Keep records of maintenance and repair work. Operate computer-aided drafting and design applications to design avionics system modifications. Set up and operate ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight tests of electrical and electronic systems.

    Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 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. Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 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.

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

    Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. Visualization -- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. 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). Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles. Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. 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. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.