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Aerospace Electrical Assembly Technician Program

Aerospace Electrical Assembly Technician Program

The Aerospace Electrical Assembly Technician Program is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become an entry-level electrical assembler in the aerospace industry. Aerospace electrical assembly technicians install and repair electrical equipment on aircraft, including navigation, security and communication systems. A skilled mechanic, the aerospace electrical assembly technician oversees routine and emergency maintenance for aircraft. These handy technicians are critical to the success of the aerospace industry as they perform essential repairs to ensure aircraft operate with optimal performance.

Imagine peering into a plane engine or working with electrical equipment on a jet. If this sounds appealing, an electrical assembly technician role may be for you. Electrical assembly technicians possess a deep knowledge of complex machines and enjoy diagnosing, repairing and assembling electrical components, making this role ideal for someone hoping to dive into the nuts and bolts of airplane mechanics.


What is an Aerospace Electrical Assembly Technician and what does their work entail?

Aerospace electrical assembly technicians are key members on mechanical teams. These technicians may spend a day inspecting electronics, splicing wires to repair broken electrical equipment, or diagnosing maintenance problems. They frequently work with their hands and recommend solutions for repairs. Strong logical reasoning and mechanical agility are crucial for this role.

Other names for this position might include: Aircraft Technician, Installation Technician, Electronic Technician

Tasks and work activities for aerospace electrical assembly technicians may include

  • Inspect and test electrical equipment using oscilloscopes and voltmeters.
  • Install essential aircraft accessories and equipment.
  • Diagnose and repair malfunctions on critical electrical equipment including sound, navigation, security and communication systems.
  • Prepare wire layouts and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft components.
  • Confer with aircraft crewmembers or customers to understand the nature of mechanical problems.
  • Report diagnostic results and recommendations for aircraft maintenance.

Aerospace Electrical Assembly Technicians may be found in the following industries:

  • Air transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Aircraft and Parts Manufacturing
  • Satellite Communications
  • Space Research and Technology
  • Search, Detention and Navigation Guidance

Information on this page updated from O-net job code: 49-2096 on 12/20/16

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