Updated: Oct 2019
Analyzes malfunctions, inspects, removes, maintains, and installs integrated avionics systems. Performs and supervises avionics maintenance and general aircraft servicing and handling.
81-100 Days - Sheppard AFB
Avionic Systems Technology
Maintenance & Munitions Badge
For Entry Into This Specialty
- Normal color vision.
- Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Operates and maintains electronic warfare, radar surveillance and computer systems on E-3, E-8, VC-25, RC-135, B-1, B-2 and B-52, EC-130 Compass Call aircraft and operates and maintains Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency systems as well as carry-on electronic warfare systems. Analyzes equipment operating characteristics to isolate malfunctions in avionics systems, radar, integrated test systems built-in-test (BIT), multiplexed data bus systems, recording systems, video display systems, mission computer systems, electronic warfare (EW) systems, sensors, communication, airborne warning and control systems (AWACS), networking systems, surveillance radar, joint surveillance target attack radar systems (JSTARS), and interrogator systems.
Removes, installs, checks, and repairs avionics/computer systems and line replaceable units (LRU). Diagnoses malfunctions using technical orders, schematics, wiring diagrams, integrated test systems and other test equipment. Removes, replaces, and repairs faulty system wiring, electrical connectors, antennas, transmission lines, and multiconductor cables. Modifies avionics systems according to technical publications. Updates operational logs, inspection records, aircraft forms, and automated maintenance systems. Performs and supervises alignment, calibration, and boresight of avionics systems. Uploads ground maintenance and operational software. Performs off-equipment maintenance on selected avionics LRUs and maintains peculiar support equipment (SE).
Inspects and evaluates aircraft maintenance activities. Inspects and verifies operational status and configuration of avionics systems and software. Records and ensures validity of entries into maintenance data collection and inspection systems. Resolves and assists units in solving maintenance and supply problems. Interprets and recommends corrective action to inspection findings.
Plans, organizes and directs aircraft maintenance activities. Establishes methods and performance standards. Analyzes reports and maintenance plans. Directs operation and modification of standard operating procedures. Establishes priorities. Evaluates activities for compliance with directives. Supervises and assists in aircraft ground servicing, and launch/recovery operations. Reviews maintenance data collection summaries to determine trends and production effectiveness.
Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: interpreting and applying mechanical, wiring, and electronic circuit diagrams; electronic, micro-processor, data bus, and mechanical principles theory and application; theory of flight; gyros, synchros, indicators, memory storage devices, antennas, servomechanisms, electromechanical, and electro-optical devices; radar, radio frequency communication, surveillance radar and interrogator systems, pulse Doppler radar theory, dependent navigation aids, inertial and radar navigation, electronic countermeasure transmitters and receivers; lasers, infrared/ultraviolet receivers; optics, multiplexing, video display, and digital computer systems working principles; subsystem tie-in between integrated avionics systems; using and interpreting testing and measuring 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, computers, and mathematics is desirable.
Training. For award of AFSC 2A933X completion of the applicable basic avionics systems course is mandatory.
- For award of AFSC 2A973:
- Completion of the craftsman course is mandatory.
- 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:
- 2A953X. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A933X. Also, experience isolating malfunctions, removing and installing LRUs, and use of test and ground SE.
- 2A973. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A953X. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as analyzing and isolating integrated avionics systems malfunctions and using test equipment.
A E-3 Radar Surveillance
B E-3 Computer and Warfare
D RC-135/AFISRA/Carry-on Electronic Warfare Systems
H EC-130 Compass