2A3X2 - F-16, F-117, RQ-1, and CV-22 Avionic Systems

Air Force Enlisted Job Description

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Maintains F-16, F-117, RQ-1, and CV-22 aircraft avionics systems at the organizational level. Performs and supervises general aircraft servicing and handling procedures. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 119800.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Operates avionic systems by using aircraft controls and displays to determine operational condition. Interprets equipment operating characteristics to isolate malfunctions in systems such as attack control, radar, infrared, laser, instruments, displays, flight control, communication, navigation, satellite communications, identification, defensive and offensive, and defensive or offensive electronic warfare systems. Uses technical data to trace wiring diagrams and signal data flow. Uses built-in test functions, support equipment, electronic measuring equipment, aerospace ground equipment (AGE), and hand tools.

Removes and installs system components. Performs and supervises alignment, calibration, and boresight of avionic systems. Performs and supervises modifications. Uploads operational software into system components. Removes, installs, performs, and supervises operational checks of externally mounted electronic countermeasures equipment. Enters maintenance data into automated systems.

Inspects, analyzes and evaluates avionic systems to determine operational status. Interprets inspection findings and determines the adequacy of corrective action. Reviews maintenance management publications and procedures. Recommends methods to improve equipment performance and maintenance procedures.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of electronics, microprocessors, and mechanics; gyro, synchro, and servo principles; theory of flight; electromechanical and electro-optical devices working principles; subsystem tie-in between avionic systems; digital computer logic; aircraft electrical and hydraulic systems; use, care, and interpretation of test and measurement devices; principles of motion and power transmission by mechanical and electrical means; and concepts and application of maintenance directives.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in physics, mathematics, and computers is desirable.


For an award of AFSC 2A332, completion of the basic avionic systems course is mandatory.

For an award of AFSC 2A372, completion of the advanced avionic systems course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

2A352. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A332, also, experience in installing line replaceable units, practical use of system theory, and using AGE necessary to maintain avionic systems.

2A372. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A352, also, experience in isolating malfunctions, and performing or supervising functions such as malfunction analysis or installation of avionic 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 2A332/52/72, eligibility for a Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Management Program.‚Äč

Strength Req: K

Physical Profile: 333132

Citizenship: Yes

Required Appitude Score: E-67 (Changed to E-70, effective 1 Jul 04).

Technical Training:

Course #: J3AQR2A333A 002

Length (Days): 96

Location: S

Course #: J3ABP2A333A 002

Length (Days): 18

Location: S