Radio Station Operator

Operate radio and test equipment at aircraft factory radio station.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $69,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Radio Station Operators do?

Operates radio and associated test equipment at aircraft factory radio station to transmit and receive information during flight testing and delivery of aircraft: Communicates with TEST PILOT 196.263-042, engineering personnel, and others during flight testing to relay information. Observes aircraft prior to landing or takeoff and advises plane crew of observations. Maintains station log and other flight test records. May dispatch firetrucks, emergency equipment, and personnel during test flights. May operate radar and specialized test equipment during flight testing or preflight checkout to assist engineers in evaluating aircraft or equipment.


Should I be a Radio Station Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Radio Communication Coordinator, Telecommunication Operator

    How to become a Radio Station Operator

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