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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics)

ANZSCO ID 323111

Overview

All Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

  • $1,890 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics)

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 33 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics) inspect, test, align, repair and install aircraft electrical and avionic system components.

Specialisations: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio), Avionics Technician (Defence), Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical), Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments), Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio).

You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (avionics) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Dismantles, inspects, tests, repairs and reassembles aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames.
  • Installs electrical circuits and equipment.
  • Tests aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised apparatus.
  • Replaces and tests aircraft oxygen system components.
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames.
  • Conducts routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems.
  • Maintains records of action taken.
  • May manufacture aircraft electrical, instrument and radio hardware components.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (avionics) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Aeroskills Industry and Aviation Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    82% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Computers and electronics

    76% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. English language

    62% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  4. Engineering and technology

    61% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  5. Technical design

    57% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  6. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  8. Telecommunications

    50% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  9. Education and training

    49% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  10. Public safety and security

    48% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  11. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  12. Physics

    44% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  13. Transportation

    44% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  14. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  15. Clerical

    42% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  16. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  17. Law and government

    35% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  18. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Equipment maintenance

    57% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  2. Repairing

    57% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  3. Troubleshooting

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  6. Quality control analysis

    52% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  7. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Active listening

    46% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  12. Time management

    46% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  13. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Active learning

    45% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  15. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  17. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Equipment selection

    43% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  19. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  5. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  6. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Visualization

    55% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  9. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  13. Control precision

    46% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  14. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  15. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  2. Working with electronic equipment

    77% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  3. Documenting or recording information

    68% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    66% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    66% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    65% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    64% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  12. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  13. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    61% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  15. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Training and teaching others

    60% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  19. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2091.00 - Avionics Technicians.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    84% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Contact with people

    82% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    81% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  9. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Electronic mail

    78% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Unstructured work

    76% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Telephone

    75% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    75% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Consequence of error

    72% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Exposure to contaminants

    71% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  20. Dangerous conditions

    70% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Working conditions

    55% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Recognition

    52% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Analytical

    62% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2091.00 - Avionics Technicians.

All Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

  • $1,890 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics)

  • 2,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 33 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics) inspect, test, align, repair and install aircraft electrical and avionic system components.

Specialisations: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio), Avionics Technician (Defence), Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical), Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments), Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio).

You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (avionics) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Dismantles, inspects, tests, repairs and reassembles aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames.
  • Installs electrical circuits and equipment.
  • Tests aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised apparatus.
  • Replaces and tests aircraft oxygen system components.
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames.
  • Conducts routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems.
  • Maintains records of action taken.
  • May manufacture aircraft electrical, instrument and radio hardware components.

You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (avionics) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Aeroskills Industry and Aviation Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    82% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Computers and electronics

    76% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. English language

    62% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  4. Engineering and technology

    61% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  5. Technical design

    57% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  6. Mathematics

    56% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  8. Telecommunications

    50% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  9. Education and training

    49% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  10. Public safety and security

    48% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  11. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  12. Physics

    44% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  13. Transportation

    44% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  14. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  15. Clerical

    42% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  16. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  17. Law and government

    35% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  18. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Equipment maintenance

    57% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  2. Repairing

    57% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  3. Troubleshooting

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  4. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  6. Quality control analysis

    52% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  7. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Active listening

    46% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  12. Time management

    46% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  13. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Active learning

    45% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  15. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  17. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Equipment selection

    43% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  19. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  2. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  5. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  6. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Visualization

    55% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  9. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Written expression

    54% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  13. Control precision

    46% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  14. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  15. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    79% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  2. Working with electronic equipment

    77% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  3. Documenting or recording information

    68% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    66% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    66% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    65% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    64% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    64% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  12. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  13. Collecting and organising information

    62% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    61% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  15. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Training and teaching others

    60% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  19. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2091.00 - Avionics Technicians.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    84% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Contact with people

    82% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    81% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  9. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Electronic mail

    78% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Unstructured work

    76% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Telephone

    75% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    75% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Consequence of error

    72% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Exposure to contaminants

    71% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  20. Dangerous conditions

    70% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Working conditions

    55% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Recognition

    52% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Analytical

    62% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2091.00 - Avionics Technicians.
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