Specialty Summary. Manages and directs maintenance functions and activities. Included are areas of avionics sensors, communications and navigation, guidance and control, airborne warning and control radar, inertial and radar navigation, airborne command post communication systems, avionics test stations, electronic warfare (EW) systems, and avionics support equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, organizes, and directs avionics activities. Establishes production controls and work standards. Analyzes reports on the installation, removal, overhaul, repair, calibration, and modification of avionics systems and associated support equipment.
Directs avionics activities. Directs, controls, and plans inspection, removal, replacement, calibration, and repair of avionics systems and associated support equipment. Determines extent and economy of repair or replacement of components. Coordinates with supply, operations, and other maintenance activities to improve procedures and ensure mission support.
Inspects and evaluates avionics activities. Establishes and checks inspection procedures. Inspects activities to solve maintenance, supply, manpower, and personnel problems. Interprets findings, and recommends corrective action. Ensures compliance with directive governing handling, use, and disposal of hazardous waste and material.
Performs avionics functions. Solves problems and interprets publications for inspection, repair, modification, overhaul, removal, installation, and calibration of avionics systems and associated support equipment. Plans and implements budgets, modifications, and acquisition processes. Plans and executes mobility programs and equipment deployments. Plans physical layout of facilities, and ensures support equipment and spare parts availability.
Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: avionics and electronic computers, EW systems, data processing systems, and radar and inertial electronic principles; electronic and mechanical principles applying to guidance and control and power and motion transmission; infrared; lasers; cryogenics; low light level television and optical systems; altitude stabilization theory, data flow analysis, torquing amplifiers, accelerometers, and servo mechanisms; testing, measuring, and reference standard devices; digital processes, computer logic, and microelectronics of integrated circuits; supply procedures, personnel management, and administrative techniques; concepts and application of maintenance directives; interpreting schematic, logic, and wiring diagrams, blueprints, and technical orders; and budgeting, modification, and acquisition processes.
Experience. For award of AFSC 2A090, qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A071X is mandatory. Also, experience is mandatory managing or directing functions such as communication systems, guidance and control, avionics test stations, avionics sensors, radar, EW, or navigation.
For specific information regarding opportunities in the Avionics career field in the Illinois Air National Guard, please contact a recruiter at 1-877-412-6279.