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Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $24.47 - $31.69

Typical Annual Salary: $50,900 - $65,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Construct and maintain test facilities for aircraft parts and systems, according to 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.
  • Confer with engineering personnel regarding details and implications of test procedures and results.
  • Fabricate and install parts and systems to be tested in test equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and test instruments.
  • Adjust, repair or replace faulty components of test setups and equipment.
  • Identify required data, data acquisition plans and test parameters, setting up equipment to conform to these specifications.
  • Finish vehicle instrumentation and deinstrumentation.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Calipers
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts
  • Taps
  • Vibration testers
  • Welder torch

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Inventory management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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