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Avionics Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Urban Institute
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

12 skill sets | 60 total skills
Maintains safety, health, and professionalism at work
Recognizes safety, health, industrial, and environmental requirements in all departments
Reliably follows others instructions
Willingly asks questions about things not fully understood
Establishes a system of maintaining appropriate notes and reminders and completes any required logs, calibration records, etc.
Ensures proper communications between previous and next shifts, with operations and with supervision
Identifies problems and changes that could lead to problems by exchanging information with operators, supervisors, and others
Establishes trust and rapport with operators, supervisors, and others
Follows company and regulatory guidelines
Identifies points of contact within and outside of the organization
Reads, comprehends, and follows company policies, procedures, operations, and guidelines
Reads, comprehends, and follows regulatory guidelines applicable to the operation, servicing, and maintenance of the aircraft
Locates and uses technical data
Reads, comprehends, and applies the information contained within installation and service documents
Reads, comprehends, and applies the information contained within engineering and certification drawings and documents
Reads, comprehends, and applies the information contained within applicable regulatory documents
Demonstrates ground operation and servicing to include protection of employer and customer assets
Follows company guidelines for asset protection
Identifies typical ground operation hazards
Conducts preliminary visual aircraft inspection
Services the electrical systems
Marshals and secures the aircraft
Starts and operates the aircraft
Taxis the aircraft
Uses tie-down procedures
Identifies and uses tools and test equipment
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate common hand tools for use in installation and maintenance
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate specialty tools for use in installation and maintenance
Demonstrates knowledge of test equipment for maintenance and installation of avionics systems
Performs electrical system calculations and analysis
Knows and identifies basic facts and general principles about basic circuits
Performs calculations and analysis of basic circuit performance
Troubleshoots basic circuits
Installs and maintains electrical wiring harnesses, electronic components, and instruments
Adheres to safety practices and procedures for aircraft electrical and electronic power systems
Fabricates, installs, and maintains electrical wiring harnesses
Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots instruments
Interprets electrical control and power schematics to ensure the operation of the system and its components
Measures voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical circuit to verify system operation and power levels
Selects, installs, and tests circuit protection devices
Fabricates, modifies, and repairs aircraft structures
Identifies and selects aircraft hardware and materials
Selects, installs, and removes fasteners to include rivets
Forms layout and bends sheet metal
Inspects and repairs composite and nonmetallic structures
Understands and applies bonding techniques and practices on metallic and nonmetallic structures
Fabricates and installs doublers, shelves, brackets, bracing, and support
Installs antennas using proper techniques, bonding, and cable routing
Performs operational checks of aircraft systems and components
Follows safety procedures
Applies external power to aircraft and systems
Identifies and properly operates specialty test equipment for avionics and instrument system operation
Knows and understands applicable regulatory requirements for operational testing
Follows operational checkout procedures in equipment installation manual
Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions and operational problems
Identifies and locates appropriate technical data for troubleshooting
Reads, understands, and follows technical data for troubleshooting
Knows and understands fault isolation
Identifies malfunctioning equipment and systems
Designs and integrates avionics system installations
Understands and specifies equipment required for types of aircraft operations
Identifies current aircraft avionics systems configuration
Reads drawings and interprets symbols and systems schematics
Knows and understands common avionics systems (communications, navigation, surveillance)
Determines wiring interface for a particular avionics installation
Maintains knowledge of installation techniques, including those required for instruments, radios, antennas, annunciator(s), and displays
Creates or updates electrical load analysis
Configures avionics equipment and manages databases and software
Identifies configuration software and database requirements for the equipment
Configures equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's data and customer preferences
Connects configuration device to aircraft equipment
Loads and manages software and databases

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