Electrical and Radio Aircraft Mechanic

Lay out, assemble, install, and test radio and electrical systems.
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Salary Range
$37,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electrical and Radio Aircraft Mechanics do?

Lays out, assembles, installs, and tests radio and electrical systems in aircraft and missiles, according to specifications, using handtools and precision testing equipment: Assembles units, such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, and connects units to major units, such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, and inverters, using handtools and soldering iron. Lays out installation of major units in aircraft, using scribe, scale, and protractor. Installs and connects units, according to wiring diagrams, using handtools and soldering iron. Tests units, using equipment, such as circuit continuity tester, oscilloscope, and voltmeter, and adjusts or repairs malfunctioning units.


Should I be an Electrical and Radio Aircraft Mechanic?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Aircraft Instrument Mechanic, Aircraft Mechanic, Electrical, Aircraft Mechanic, Electrical and Radio See More

    How to Become an
    Electrical and Radio Aircraft Mechanic

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