Avionics technicians inspect, service, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair avionics systems that perform communications, navigation, collision avoidance, target acquisition, and automatic flight-control functions. They perform operational tests on aircraft components to determine condition, analyze performance, and isolate malfunctions in the radar, sensors, weapons control, electronic warfare (EW), flight control, and engine control systems. They repair and replace systems and equipment when deficiencies are identified.Explore this career outside the military
Avionics technicians usually work indoors, in aircraft hangars, airplanes, and repair shops. They may also work on aircraft parked outdoors.
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Avionics Technicians in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for avionics technicians consists of classroom and on-the-job training, including practice in repairing avionics systems. Training content varies depending on specialty, and may include: Electronics and electrical theoryInspection and troubleshooting techniques and proceduresAvionics and electrical system maintenanceElectrical control and indication functions of all airframe systemsCommon soldering and systems-installation practicesOperating electrical and electronic test equipmentRead More
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