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Working As An Aviation Electrical Technician

  • $95,456

    Average Salary

What Does An Aviation Electrical Technician Do

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation.

Duties

Electrical engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Put together electrical and electronic systems and prototypes
  • Build, calibrate, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment
  • Visit construction sites to observe conditions affecting design
  • Identify solutions to technical design problems that arise during the construction of electrical systems
  • Inspect designs for quality control, report findings, and make recommendations
  • Draw diagrams and write specifications to clarify design details of experimental electronics units

Electrical engineering technicians install and maintain electrical control systems and equipment, and modify electrical prototypes, parts, and assemblies to correct problems. When testing systems, they set up test equipment and evaluate the performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated conditions. They then analyze test information to resolve design-related problems.

Electronics engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Design basic circuitry and draft sketches to clarify details of design documentation, under engineers’ direction
  • Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans
  • Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics
  • Adjust and replace defective circuitry and electronic components
  • Make parts, such as coils and terminal boards, by using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools

Electronics engineering technicians identify and resolve equipment malfunctions and then work with manufacturers to get replacement parts. They also calibrate and perform preventative maintenance on equipment and systems.

These technicians often need to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units. They also write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications.

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How To Become An Aviation Electrical Technician

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree.

Education

Programs for electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually lead to an associate’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology. Vocational–technical schools include postsecondary institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.

Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes but include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework. Some of these colleges allow students to concentrate in computer electronics, industrial electronics, or communications electronics.

Prospective electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually take courses in ANSI C, C++ programming, Java programming, physics, microprocessors, and circuitry. The Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits programs that include at least college algebra, trigonometry, and basic science courses.

Important Qualities

Logical-thinking skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians must isolate and then identify problems for the engineering staff to work on. They need good reasoning skills to identify and fix problems. Technicians must also be able to follow a logical sequence or specific set of rules to carry out engineers’ designs, inspect designs for quality control, and put together prototypes.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians use math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Electronics engineering technicians in particular must be able to use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.

Observational skills. Electrical engineering technicians sometimes visit construction sites to make sure that electrical engineers’ designs are being carried out correctly. They are responsible for evaluating projects onsite and reporting problems to engineers.

Problem-solving skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians create what engineers have designed and often test the designs to make sure that they work. Technicians help to resolve any problems that come up in carrying out the engineers’ designs.

Writing skills. These technicians must write reports about onsite construction, the results of testing, or problems they find when carrying out designs. Their writing must be clear and well organized so that the engineers they work with can understand the reports.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) offers certification in electrical power testing. This certification would benefit those technicians working in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry.

ETA International also offers certifications in several fields, including basic electronics, biomedical, and renewable energy.

The International Society of Automation offers certification as a Control Systems Technician. To gain such certification, technicians must demonstrate skills in pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation. In addition, they must demonstrate an understanding of process control loops and process control systems.

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Aviation Electrical Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

82.9%

Female

14.5%

Unknown

2.6%
Ethnicity

White

59.3%

Hispanic or Latino

18.9%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Aviation Electrical Technician Education

Schools

University of North Texas

9.1%

Old Dominion University

9.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.5%

Amarillo College

4.5%

Community College of the Air Force

4.5%

College of Health Care Professions

4.5%

Saint Cloud State University

4.5%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

4.5%

State University of New York Purchase

4.5%

Alabama State University

4.5%

Adirondack Community College

4.5%

University of Texas at El Paso

4.5%

Great Basin College

4.5%

Lake Land College

4.5%

Reedley College

4.5%

Ohio University -

4.5%

Columbia Southern University

4.5%

Troy University

4.5%

Austin Peay State University

4.5%

Long Beach City College

4.5%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

22.0%

Business

14.6%

Aviation

9.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

7.3%

Computer Science

7.3%

Engineering

4.9%

Occupational Safety And Health

2.4%

Health Sciences And Services

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.4%

Social Sciences

2.4%

Precision Metal Working

2.4%

Nuclear And Industrial Radiologic Technologies

2.4%

Biology

2.4%

Finance

2.4%

Geology

2.4%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.4%

Health Care Administration

2.4%

Architectural Engineering

2.4%

Computer Applications

2.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

29.2%

Associate

25.0%

Bachelors

22.9%

Masters

14.6%

Certificate

8.3%
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Top Skills for An Aviation Electrical Technician

  1. Aircraft Engines
  2. Troubleshoot Instruments
  3. Troubleshot
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Tested and troubleshoot instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, or voltmeters.
  • Maintained, troubleshot, and repaired electrical/instrument, automatic flight control, and engine systems on 11 MH-60R helicopters.
  • Set up and operate ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight tests of electrical and electronic systems.
  • Maintained and repaired electrical systems and components on aircraft diesel engines.
  • Performed daily inspections of electrical systems and components.

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