This unit group includes mechanics and technicians who install, adjust, repair and overhaul aircraft instrument, electrical or avionics systems on aircraft. This unit group also includes avionics inspectors who inspect instrument, electrical and avionics systems following assembly, modification, repair or overhaul. Workers in this unit group are employed by aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments and by airlines and other aircraft operators.
- Inspects, tests, and repairs avionics equipment such as radar, radio, navigation, auto pilot, and compass systems;
- Connects components to radio and instrument assemblies;
- Assembles prototypes of circuits and instruments that can be used during test procedures;
- Employs computer aided design programs to display proposed modifications to avionics systems;
- Assesses avionics equipment for defects and for accuracy of assembly and installation;
- Tests avionics equipment under simulated or actual operating conditions to determine proper functioning;
- Interprets flight data in order to diagnose malfunctions or systemic performance deficiencies;
- Adjusts or replaces faulty components based on test results;
- Calibrates repaired or newly installed equipment;
- Adjusts radio frequency to maintain connection with local ground stations or air traffic control;
- Documents repairs or overhauls that have been conducted;
- Maintains aircraft technical records including inspections and time logs;
- Undertakes checks of equipment in control towers and maintains the equipment that is used in such facilities;
- Coordinates work with engineers, other technicians and aircraft maintenance personnel.
Two-year college program in electrical engineering technology