Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians:

Operate, install, calibrate, 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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 99
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test engineering project equipment
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Conduct preflight, in-flight, or post-flight checks of aircraft
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance

Handling and Moving Objects

Install production equipment or systems
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Fabricate devices or components
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Connect electrical components or equipment

Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment

Maintain computer equipment
Maintain test equipment
Calibrate electronic equipment or instruments to specification
Calibrate scientific or technical equipment
Replace electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
Repair computer equipment or accessories
Repair electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Aircraft Maintenance
Aerospace Industry Knowledge
Assembly / Fabrication Of Wire Harnesses
Project Management
Aircraft Electrical Systems
Quality Assurance and Control
Power Plant Operations
Mechanical Engineering

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