Updated: Aug 2018
Maintains F-22, F-35, and MQ-1/MQ-9/RQ-4 avionics and electrical & environmental (A&E) systems at the organizational level. Troubleshoots, inspects, removes, installs, repairs, modifies, and operates aircraft A&E systems, components, and associated support equipment. Performs and supervises general aircraft servicing and handling procedures.
109-126 Days - Sheppard AFB
Avionics Systems Technology
For Entry Into This Specialty
- Normal color vision
- Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Inspects, troubleshoots, operates, and maintains aircraft A&E systems, subsystems, components, and test equipment using aircraft controls, displays, and portable maintenance aid (PMA) to determine operational condition. Interprets equipment operating characteristics to isolate malfunctions in systems such as: attack control, core processing, radar, infrared, laser, controls and displays, electro optical and video imaging system, satellite communication systems, flight controls, vehicle management, communication, navigation, identification, satellite communications, electronic warfare (EW), electrical power and distribution, gas turbine compressor, auxiliary power, landing gear, anti-skid, nose wheel steering, lighting, fire and overheat warning, fire extinguishing, fuel indicating, liquid cooling, air conditioning, bleed air, cabin pressure, auxiliary pressurization, oxygen, and aircraft utility systems. Uses technical data to trace wiring diagrams and signal data flow. Uses integrated diagnostics, built-in test functions, electronic measuring equipment, aerospace ground equipment (AGE), support equipment (SE), and hand tools.
Removes and installs systems components. Performs and supervises alignment, calibration, modifications, and boresight of A&E systems. Uploads operational software into systems components. Removes and installs line replaceable modules (LRMs), line replaceable units (LRUs), and other systems components. Enters maintenance data into automated systems.
Inspects, analyzes, and evaluates A&E systems to determine operational status. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective actions. Reviews maintenance management publications and procedures. Recommends methods of improved equipment performance and maintenance procedures. Ensures compliance with technical publications and directives.
Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of electronics, microprocessors, and mechanics relating to A&E systems. This includes knowledge of the following principles: gyro, synchro and servo, motion and power transmission by mechanical and electrical means, electromechanical and electro-optical, and theory of flight. Further knowledge is mandatory of subsystem integration between avionics and A&E systems, digital computer logic, aircraft electrical and hydraulic systems, use, care, and interpretation of test and measurement devices, concepts and application of maintenance directives, meaning of symbols utilized in wiring diagrams, blueprints and schematics, and proper handling, use, and disposal of hazardous waste and material.
Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school courses in physics, mathematics, and computers is desirable.
Training. For award of AFSC 2A335X, completion of the applicable suffix apprentice course is mandatory.
- For award of AFSC 2A375, completion of the MAJCOM-identified, aircraft-specific field training course is mandatory.
- For award of AFSC 2A375, completion of Advanced Wiring Maintenance Course J4AMP3000 A48A PDS ZIZ per the MAJCOM Mandatory Course List (MMCL) (ANG/AFRC exempt). Not applicable to personnel assigned to locations where the course is not yet available at the local Field Training Detachment (FTD).
Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
- 2A355X. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A335X. Also, experience in installing line replaceable modules/units, practical use of system theory, experience in maintaining avionics or A&E systems, and utilizing AGE necessary to maintain avionics or A&E systems.
- 2A375. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A355X. Also, experience in isolating malfunctions, and performing or supervising functions such as malfunction analysis or installation of A&E systems.