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Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians

Also called: Electronics Technician, Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Instrumentation Technician, Avionics Technician

What they do:
Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect, diagnose, maintain, and operate test setups and equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Record and interpret test data on parts, assemblies, and mechanisms.
  • Confer with engineering personnel regarding details and implications of test procedures and results.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Data acquisition software
  • Vibration analysis software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$62,680
per year, on average
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