A210:Aviation Electronics Technician

Aviation Electronic, Electrical, and Computer Systems Technicians work with some of the most advanced electronics equipment in the world and repair a wide range of aircraft electrical and electronic systems Repair jobs can range from trouble-shooting the computer-controlled weapon system on an F/A-18 Hornet on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier to repairing circuit cards or tracing electrical wiring diagrams in an air-conditioned work center. Most of these technicians are trained in computers to support state-of-the-art equipment or on power generators and power distribution systems to support aircraft electrical systems. The Aviation Electronic, Electrical and Computer Systems Technician class "A" schools range from 15 weeks for the AE rating, and 21 weeks long for the AT rating. The schools are located in Pensacola, Florida. The AV program requires a 60 month (5 year) service obligation for those leaving for boot-camp in Fiscal Year 2019 and beyond.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Depending on selection to AE or AT, the AV Sailor will troubleshoot and repair some of the most complex electronic systems employing the latest test equipment and procedures available today. They repair and maintain digital computers, fiber optics, infrared detection, radar systems, electricity generation systems, laser electronics, navigation systems, communications equipment, electrical power distribution, pressure indication systems, and electric transformers and circuits. Technicians may also perform the testing aircraft instruments and systems such as automatic flight controls, inertial navigation, and compass systems. Installing changes, alterations, and modifications to aircraft electronics systems, and perform micro-miniature module repair on computer circuit cards using a variety of electrical measuring and diagnostic equipment. They read electrical system diagrams and repair and maintain power generators and electric motors.

Military Duties Translated:

Assembles components, such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, using hand tools and soldering iron. Connects components to assemblies, such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, inverters, and in-flight refueling systems, using hand tools and soldering iron. Tests components or assemblies, using circuit tester, oscilloscope, and voltmeter. Adjusts, repairs, or replaces malfunctioning components or assemblies, using hand tools and soldering iron. Lays out installation of assemblies and systems in aircraft, according to blueprints and wiring diagrams, using scribe, scale, and protractor.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Aircraft Electrician