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Become A Radar Technician

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Working As A Radar Technician

  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Make Decisions

  • $61,130

    Average Salary

What Does A Radar Technician Do At Aecom

* Provide Fleet Technical Support (FTS) including Fleet Technical Assistance (FTA), operation, preventive and corrective maintenance, functional checks, diagnose connectivity faults, troubleshooting, testing, On Board Maintenance Training (OBMT), onboard material assessments/inspections including (GROOM), (PIA), (C5RA), (TSRA), (ICMP), (INSURV) , engineering/technical evaluation and analysis, removal/installation, repair, pier side refurbishment, overhaul, and restoration, and modernization/upgrade of AN/SPS
* E and G 3
* D air-search RADAR , RADAR Display and Distribution System (RADDS), and associated sub-systems and equipment.
* Assist Ship's Force and government personnel to analyze and resolve malfunctions detected during equipment operation and test.
* Analyze equipment review and inspection data to determine source of fault, and recommend repair, replacement or other corrective action.
* Suggest equipment engineering changes toward improving quality and reliability and to facilitate installation, maintenance and repair.
* Report findings/discrepancies via a Technical Assistance Visit Report (TAVR), TAAS INFO, Maintenance Action Forms (MAF), and/or electronic de-brief upon completion of shipboard FTA tasks.
* Conduct oral debriefings to management and technical personnel

What Does A Radar Technician Do At Mantech

* The Sense & Warn (S&W) Rapid Deployment Radar Technician (Radar Tec) is the point of contact (POC) for operations and maintenance of the S&W rapid deployment Radar systems.
* The S&W Rapid Deployment Radar Tech will be fully capable of configuring, initializing, administering, operating and deploying all S&W rapid deployment Radar system in preparation for world wide deployment

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How To Become A Radar 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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Radar Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    91.9%
  • Female

    7.0%
  • Unknown

    1.1%

Ethnicity

  • White

    81.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.6%
  • Asian

    5.9%
  • Unknown

    1.0%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    52.9%
  • German

    11.8%
  • Chinese

    5.9%
  • Hebrew

    5.9%
  • Albanian

    5.9%
  • Cheyenne

    5.9%
  • Dutch

    5.9%
  • Italian

    5.9%
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Top Skills for A Radar Technician

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Top Radar Technician Skills

  1. Ground Radar Systems
  2. Component Level Repair
  3. Electronic Test Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained ground radar systems for air control operations.
  • Perform component level repair on circuit boards, solid state devices, and cabling.
  • Used basic electronic test equipment and performed operational tests and operator adjustments on weapon equipment.
  • Organized and stored over $1.5 million worth of circuit cards which allowed efficient troubleshooting and repair of electronic components.
  • Established and maintained BBS system for information exchange and established standards for fiber optic system performance in Air Traffic Control environment.

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