Avionics Systems specialists isolates malfunctions, and repairs and inspects A-10, F-15, and U-2 integrated avionics systems at organizational levels. Inspects, services and performs general aircraft handling procedures. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 198.
Duties and Responsibilities
Identifies and isolates A-10, F-15, and U-2 integrated avionics systems malfunctions, and analyzes performance. Operates integrated avionics systems to determine operational condition. Interprets equipment operation to isolate malfunctions in systems such as attack control, instrument, flight control, communications, navigation, and penetration aids. Traces data flow and wiring diagrams. Uses built-in test functions, electronic measuring equipment, support aerospace ground equipment (AGE), and hand tools. Monitors equipment performance and detects and analyzes malfunctions.
Removes, installs, aligns, and checks integrated avionics systems. Removes and installs line replaceable units and aligns systems. Operationally checks externally mounted avionics equipment. Boresights systems. Performs intermediate or organizational maintenance level modifications.
Inspects integrated avionics systems, post entries, and maintain inspection and maintenance records. Inspects avionics systems and determines operational status. Interprets inspection findings, and determines corrective action adequacy. Reviews maintenance management publications and procedures to obtain avionics systems information. Recommends methods to improve equipment performance and maintenance procedures. Uses automated maintenance systems. Inputs, validates, and analyzes data processed to automated systems. Clears and closes out completed maintenance discrepancies in automated maintenance systems.
Knowledge. is mandatory of electronic, microelectronic, gyro, synchro, mechanical, and indicator principles, theory, and application; factors involved in transmitting and receiving within the radio frequency and radar frequency ranges; digital computer logic; using and interpreting testing and measuring devices; principles of aerodynamics and motion and power transmission by mechanical and electronic means; electronic combat principles; and concepts and application of maintenance directives.
Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in physics and mathematics is desirable.
Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
2A331X. Completion of the applicable suffix basic avionics systems course.
2A371. of the advanced A-10, F-15, and U-2 avionics systems course.
Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
2A351X. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A331X. Also, experience in functions such as isolating malfunc tions, installing line replaceable units, and using AGE necessary to maintain avionics systems.
2A371. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A351X. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as installing, maintaining, or inspecting A-10, F-15, or U-2 avionics systems.
Other. The following are mandatory as indicated.
For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination, and Standards.
For award and retention of AFSCs 2A331X/51X/71, eligibility for a Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management.
Suffix Portion of AFS to Which Related
A Attack Control
B Instrument and Flight Controls
C Communication, Navigation, and Penetration Aids
NOTE: Suffixes A, B, and C are applicable to the 1-, 3-, and 5-skill levels only.
Deployment Rate for this AFSC
Strength Req: L
Physical Profile: 333132
Required Appitude Score: E-67 (Changed to E-70, effective 1 Jul 04).
Course: Initial Electronics Training (2A3X1A, 2A3X1B, 2A3X1C)
Length (Days): 34
Course: Avionics Training
Length (Days): 80 (2A3X1B and 2A3X1C) and approx. 70 days (2A3X1A)