Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians
Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+7% (as fast as the average)
What Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians Do
Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.
Other Job Titles Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians May Have
Avionics Technician, Engineering Technician, Instrumentation Technician, Test Technician
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Test aircraft systems under simulated operational conditions, performing systems readiness tests and pre- and post-operational checkouts, to establish design or fabrication parameters.
Identify required data, data acquisition plans, and test parameters, setting up equipment to conform to these specifications.
Inspect, diagnose, maintain, and operate test setups and equipment to detect malfunctions.
Confer with engineering personnel regarding details and implications of test procedures and results.
Operate and calibrate computer systems and devices to comply with test requirements and to perform data acquisition and analysis.
Level of Education Attained by Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians
Most common level of education among people in this career: Post-secondary certificate (39%)
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