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1. Specialty Summary. Maintains CV-22, F-16, F-117, MQ-9, and RQ-4 avionics systems and F-22, F-35, and MQ-1 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. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 160200/119800/195000.

2. Duties and Responsibilities.

2.1. Inspects, troubleshoots, operates, and maintains aircraft avionics or 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, 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.

2.2. Removes and installs systems components. Performs and supervises alignment, calibration, modifications, and boresight of avionics or 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.

2.3. Inspects, analyzes, and evaluates avionics or 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.

3. Specialty Qualifications.

3.1. Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of electronics, microprocessors, and mechanics relating to avionics or 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.

3.2. Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school courses in physics, mathematics, and computers is desirable.

3.3. Training.

3.3.1. For award of AFSC 2A332X, completion of the applicable suffix apprentice course is mandatory.

3.3.2. For award of AFSC 2A372, completion of the MAJCOM-identified, aircraft-specific field training course is mandatory.

3.4. Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

3.4.1. 2A352. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A332X. 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.

3.4.2. 2A372. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A352. Also, experience in isolating malfunctions, and performing or supervising functions such as malfunction analysis or installation of avionics or A&E systems.

3.5. Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:

3.5.1. For entry into this specialty: Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations Standards. See Attachment 4 for additional entry requirements.

3.5.2. Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment. For award and retention of AFSCs 2A3X2, completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit (NACLC) according to AFI 31 501, Personnel Security Program Management.
NOTE: Award of the 3-skill level without a completed NACLD is authorized provided an interim NACLC has been granted according to AFI 31-501.

For specific information regarding opportunities in the Integrated Avionics Systems career field in the WI Air National Guard, please contact a recruiter at 1-800-236-4683.

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