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Working As A Flight Communications Specialist

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $68,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Flight Communications Specialist Do At Harris Corporation

* Maintains current status of local weather conditions and weather trends as they influence mission support.
* Communicates with the TARS Control Center, Meteorological Forecast Facilities, and other Government agencies as appropriate.
* Makes significant event and data entries in the mission flight log.
* Prepares and maintains the flight system weight logs and the weight and balance records for the operational aerostat.
* Maintains cognizance of system performance.
* Conducts routine aerostat performance computations as necessary to acquire data results relative to aerostat system state-of-health trends.
* Determines when helium addition is required and computes the quantity to be added.
* Keeps and provides reports of on-hand helium assets and helium usage.
* Evaluates aerostat lift and purity trends.
* Reports any unusual trends to management and recommends remedial action.
* Provides supervision for the flight operations and maintenance crew during assigned shift.
* May serve as the Site Manager in his/her absence.
* Ensures that site security functions are accomplished and that any unusual security conditions are reported.
* Directs actions of security guards as necessary.
* May perform duties associated with site safety, security, training, and maintenance control.
* Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems (i.e., those that typically cannot be solved solely by reference to manufacturers' manuals or similar documents) in working on electronic equipment.
* Examples of such problems include location and density of circuitry, electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and frequent engineering changes.
* Maintains a thorough understanding of digital design as relates to radar signal generators, MTI, IF receivers, clutter rejection, mixers, multipliers, low noise amplifiers, and digital displays.
* Exercises independent judgment in performing such tasks as making circuit analyses, calculating wave forms, tracing relationships in signal flow, and regularly using complex test instruments (e.g., dual trace oscilloscopes, Qmeters, deviation meters, pulse generators).
* Directs and performs corrective and preventive maintenance on the aerostat telemetry and control subsystems, power and control subsystems, tether subsystem, meteorological equipment, ground station electronic subsystems, payload and communications subsystems, and site facility electronics as appropriate.
* Directs and performs all aerostat electronic subsystem preflight and post-flight checks and inspections as required.
* Coordinates resupply and repair logistics activities for the aerostat electronics subsystems.
* Performs and directs activities to fulfill Civil Engineering site tasks related to electrical services and equipment.
* Trains and certifies other personnel in selected aerostat electronic subsystem procedures.
* May be assigned Quality Control duties as required.
* May be required to work in special man-lift vehicles.
* Functions as a key member of the flight crew for inflation, deflation, launch, recovery, maintenance, and in-flight activities.
* Communicates fluently in English.
* Drives and operates vehicles following company operational and safety policies and procedures, as well as state and federal guidelines, including proper licensing for the operation of motor vehicles.
* Perform other related duties and assignments as required.
* Use Personal computer, printer, and other general office equipment

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Top Skills for A Flight Communications Specialist

  1. Emergency Operations
  2. Ensure Safety
  3. In-Flight Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed emergency operations and procedures as required for emergency off-load and on-load of fuel.
  • Ordered changes in fuel supplies, loads, routes or schedules to ensure safety of flights.
  • Answer incoming phone calls from Police or Fire emergency personnel requesting a helicopter for a critical patient on a scene.
  • Designated flight line safety officer.
  • Received nation's highest security clearance; trusted with extremely sensitive communications traffic.

Flight Communications Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

76.0%

Female

19.2%

Unknown

4.8%
Ethnicity

White

63.7%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Portuguese

25.0%

Arabic

25.0%

Carrier

25.0%

Spanish

25.0%
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Flight Communications Specialist Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

17.9%

Santa Rosa Junior College

15.4%

Liberty University

5.1%

Henderson State University

5.1%

University of Phoenix

5.1%

Central Michigan University

5.1%

Kaplan University

5.1%

Northeast Community College

5.1%

Keiser University

5.1%

Texas Tech University

5.1%

Missouri State University

2.6%

Air University

2.6%

Baker College of Muskegon

2.6%

University of Texas at Dallas

2.6%

Purdue University

2.6%

Chippewa Valley Technical College

2.6%

American Career Institute

2.6%

Chamberlain College of Nursing

2.6%

Indiana State University

2.6%

York College of Pennsylvania

2.6%
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Majors

Business

19.5%

Aviation

13.4%

Medical Technician

12.2%

Nursing

7.3%

Criminal Justice

7.3%

Automotive Technology

6.1%

Communication

4.9%

Management

3.7%

Psychology

3.7%

Accounting

3.7%

Microbiology

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.4%

Fire Science And Protection

2.4%

Medical Assisting Services

2.4%

Meteorology

2.4%

Systems Engineering

1.2%

Information Sciences

1.2%

Drafting And Design

1.2%

Nursing Assistants

1.2%

Health Sciences And Services

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.4%

Other

22.9%

Associate

21.2%

Certificate

10.2%

Masters

9.3%

Diploma

2.5%

License

1.7%

Doctorate

0.8%
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