Airborne Sensor Specialist

Operate airborne sensing equipment that locate and identify aircrafts.
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What do Airborne Sensor Specialists do?

Operates airborne sensing equipment to locate and identify friendly and enemy aircraft: Places and secures sensing and monitoring equipment, such as IFF, infrared, and radar, in aircraft. Pushes buttons, presses switches and turns knobs to start, control, and stop equipment. Observes equipment scopes and indicators to obtain data to determine location and identity of aircraft. Contacts Command Post personnel, using radio, to report presence of enemy aircraft. Examines equipment to detect malfunctions. Replaces malfunctioning components, including tubes and circuit boards, to repair equipment, using handtools.


Should I be an Airborne Sensor Specialist?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become an
    Airborne Sensor Specialist

    Airborne Sensor Specialists generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Airborne Sensor Specialist-related education!
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