The Navy has a vital support role called the Navy Avionics System Specialist. It is a high stress and fast paced job, but one that is rewarding. You will work on different types of equipment for a number of different aircraft, including aircraft used in the war on terror. Aircraft such as the F-14, F-18, AWACS and even different reconnaissance aircraft will be in the arsenal that you work on. You will help to troubleshoot and repair different types of equipment, and remove, inspect and test different types of equipment. You will work with different personnel to ensure that the different operating systems of aircraft are up to full operating tempo.
You will focus on different types of repair and avionics support duties.Your position as an Navy Avionics Specialist will focus on in depth troubleshooting, and having the ability to fix issues not normally seen at the first glance. You will become a systems expert on the aircraft that the Navy trains you on. Part of your job will be to insure that weapons are able to be delivered on time on task and to meet mission parameters. You will be responsible to inspecting and maintaining various weapons systems and navigational systems that support these aircraft.
The navigation and weapons systems are vital on the F-16 and F-18, and provide defense and attack capability, as well as important information to the pilot and crew regarding the mission and the location of the aircraft, as well as the location number and position of the enemy. These special systems give the pilot the ability to reach his destination safely and on time, deliver his weapons, and then to return home safely. You will be trained in diagnosis and troubleshooting, as well as how to use state of the art modern Navy test equipment. Your training will start with Navy Boot Camp, and then you will progress to Class A school. Avionics training will give you classroom and on the job training and allow you to progress to dealing with Aircraft on the line. You may be stationed on board an Aircraft Carrier, or aboard another vessel in the fleet that is a base for aircraft or aerial operations.
You will be provided with skills to perform different types of maintenance and flight aircraft avionics support operations.