Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians


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.
Also called: Avionics Technician, Electronics Technician, Engineering Technician, Instrumentation Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    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

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: 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
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Program testing software
  • Bugzilla
  • JUnit
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Oracle Java
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Structured query language SQL

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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