DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-2091 Avionics Technicians
Occupational Description:Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN||80||27||$27.51/hr||$1.10/hr||$17.79/hr||$24.48/hr||$28.12/hr||$32.54/hr||$35.79/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2010 - 2020|
|Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers||1,680||$18.24/hr||-1.0%|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||290||$26.27/hr||8.4%|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay||160||$34.98/hr||5.7%|
Tasks for Avionics Technicians
- Assembles components, such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, using hand tools and soldering iron.
- Lays out installation of assemblies and systems in aircraft, according to blueprints and wiring diagrams, using scribe, scale, and protractor.
- Sets up and operates ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight test of electrical and electronic systems.
- Fabricates parts and test aids as required.
- Interprets flight test data to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performance problems.
- Installs electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft, using hand tools, power tools, and soldering iron.
- Adjusts, repairs, or replaces malfunctioning components or assemblies, using hand tools and soldering iron.
- Connects components to assemblies, such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, inverters, and in-flight refueling systems, using hand tools and soldering iron.
- Tests components or assemblies, using circuit tester, oscilloscope, and voltmeter.