Skill Level 1 Troubleshoots faulty communications equipment to diagnoses and isolate the causes of equipment malfunction or nonfunction with common or specialized hand tools and test equipment. Replaces faulty components and individual parts. Tests, aligns, and adjusts repaired communications equipment. Alters or modifies communication equipment according to modification work orders. Performs operator maintenance on tools and test equipment. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft communications equipment. Prepares forms and records related to aircraft and communications equipment maintenance.
Skill Level 2 Performs duties described in previous skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Schedules maintenance on test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment. Troubleshoots and repairs faulty circuit boards.
Skill Level 3 Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel performing maintenance of aircraft communications equipment. Evaluates maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies. Performs maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control, and other maintenance management principles and procedures to aircraft communications equipment repair operations. Instructs personnel and conducts technical training in aircraft communications equipment maintenance, supply, and safety techniques. Evaluates the technical training program. Monitors requisition of parts, tools, and supplies. Develops new electronic equipment while assigned to research and development projects.