In the role of communications engineer, it’s vital that teams comply with security directives, and dispose of unwanted electrical materials in the correct manner.
A lot of the work in aircraft communications jobs involves interpreting layout drawings, schematics, logic, and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems. Work might also include aligning and calibrating operational procedures to ensure optimum operating efficiency. The job also involves analyzing data received from testing and troubleshooting procedures, and advising on, or carrying out the necessary repair. The aircraft communications engineer might for instance be repairing receivers, transmitters, digital and voice satellite communications, multiplexing, electronic switching, and radar systems. Work might typically include removing and replacing faulty system wiring, electrical connectors, antennas, transmission lines, and multi-conductor cables. The aircraft communications engineer will adjust, calibrate, and align system components. He or she will also regularly perform pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight duties, as well as review inspection records.
A diploma or degree in electronic and communications engineering is required. To qualify for courses in this specialism within engineering it’s probably necessary to have passed school exams in basic electronics, physics, and mathematics.
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