Electrical and Radio Aircraft Mechanic

Lay out, assemble, install, and test radio and electrical systems.

What does an Electrical and Radio Aircraft Mechanic do?

Lays out, assembles, installs, and tests radio and electrical systems in aircraft and missiles, according to specifications, using handtools and precision testing equipment: Assembles units, such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, and connects units to major units, such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, and inverters, using handtools and soldering iron. Lays out installation of major units in aircraft, using scribe, scale, and protractor. Installs and connects units, according to wiring diagrams, using handtools and soldering iron. Tests units, using equipment, such as circuit continuity tester, oscilloscope, and voltmeter, and adjusts or repairs malfunctioning units.