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Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians - 17-3021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Electronics Technician
  • Spacecraft Systems Engineer
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Avionics Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Systems Test Technician
  • Test Technician
  • Avionics Test Technician
  • Calibration Technician
  • Communication Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Adjust, repair or replace faulty components of test setups and equipment.
  • Confer with engineering personnel regarding details and implications of test procedures and results.
  • Construct and maintain test facilities for aircraft parts and systems, according to specifications.
  • Exchange cooling system components in various vehicles.
  • Fabricate and install parts and systems to be tested in test equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and test instruments.
  • Finish vehicle instrumentation and deinstrumentation.
  • Identify required data, data acquisition plans and test parameters, setting up equipment to conform to these specifications.
  • Inspect, diagnose, maintain, and operate test setups and equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Operate and calibrate computer systems and devices to comply with test requirements and to perform data acquisition and analysis.
  • Record and interpret test data on parts, assemblies, and mechanisms.
  • Test aircraft systems under simulated operational conditions, performing systems readiness tests and pre- and post-operational checkouts, to establish design or fabrication parameters.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Fabricate devices or components.
  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Interpret design or operational test results.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain test equipment.
  • Operate computer systems.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Ground Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Helper, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Helper, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F100, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turbofan and Turbojet Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F100, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, F100, F101, F110, F118, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, A10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, All Other (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-52/B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F/A-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, A10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, All Other (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-52/B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F/A-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Electronics Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Machinist's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Operations Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • URL - Aviation Warfare Officer, Naval Flight Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Aviation Warfare Officer, Pilot (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Aviation, Rating Terminated (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Research Mechanic
  • Test Equipment Mechanic
  • Wind Tunnel Mechanic

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Flight-Test Data Acquisition Technician
  • Research Mechanic
  • Test Equipment Mechanic
  • Wind Tunnel Mechanic