Avionics Technicians

Aviation Electrical Technician, Avionics Electronics Technician, Avionics Installer, Avionics Technician

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; Airborne Mission Systems Specialist Apprentice, EC-130J; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, E-8; Bomber/Special Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Helper, B-2; Flight Engineer Craftsman, CAA; In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-135; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Journeyman, KC-135; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, KC-46; Special Mission Aviator Journeyman, U-28
AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer; Aircraft Electrician; Aviation Maintenance Technician (Nonrated); Avionic Mechanic; CH-47 Helicopter Repairer; Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer; Radar Repairer; Senior Electronics Maintenance Warrant Officer
Aviation Engineering Specialty; Avionics Electrical Technician; Electronics Specialty
Air Traffic Control Communications Technician; Aircraft Avionics Technician, CH-53; Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Radar System Technician, EA-6; Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, KC-130; Aircraft Maintenance Chief; Aviation Precision Measurement Equipment (PME) Calibration/Repair Technician, IMA; Basic Avionics Marine; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8; Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1; Tiltrotor Crew Chief, MV-22
A/F 37T-21 Aircraft Engine Components Test Stand; Aircraft HF Communications Equipment IMA Technician; Aviation Electronics Technician; C-40 Systems Organizational Maintenance Quality Assurance Representative; Conversion NEC AE Aviation Electrician's Mate Basic; E-6B Airborne Communications Technician; F/A-18 A/B/C/D Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; MH-60R Electronics Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman; P-8A Aircraft Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician
; Avionics Test Station And Components Helper; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, B-1; Bomber/Special Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems; Bomber/Special Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Journeyman, B-52; Bomber/Special Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Helper, E-4, VC-25; Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics Journeyman, A-10/U-2 Avionics; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Helper, KC-46; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Helper, C-17; Special Operations Forces/Personnel Recovery (SOF/PR) Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Helper, CV-22
What they do:
Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.
On the job, you would:
  • Test and troubleshoot instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, or voltmeters.
  • Keep records of maintenance and repair work.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace malfunctioning components or assemblies, using hand tools or soldering irons.


Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service


  • telecommunications


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say

Hand and Finger Use

  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


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
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • SAP software Hot Technology
  • Workday software

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Operating system software

  • Linux Hot Technology
  • UNIX Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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