2A5X3 Integrated Avionics Systems

Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions

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Analyzes malfunctions, inspects, removes, maintains, and installs integrated avionics systems. Performs and supervises avionics maintenance and general aircraft servicing and handling. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 198.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operates and maintains avionics systems. Analyzes equipment operating characteristics to isolate malfunctions in avionics systems, radar, integrated test systems built-in-test (BIT), multiplexed data buss systems, recording systems, fire control systems, video display systems, flight instrumental, mission computer systems, electro-optical viewing systems (EVS), inertial navigation systems (INS), primary and secondary flight controls, automatic flight control, engine instrumentation, fuel management systems, central air data systems, electronic warfare (EW) systems, sensors, communication, and navigation systems, aircraft indicating systems, airborne warning and control systems (WACS), surveillance radar, joint surveillance target attack radar systems (JSTARS), and interrogator systems.

Removes, installs, checks, and repairs avionics systems and line replaceable units (LRU). Diagnoses malfunctions using technical orders, schematics, wiring diagrams, integrated test systems and other test equipment. Removes, replaces, and repairs faulty system wiring, electrical connectors, antennas, transmission lines, and multiconductor cables. Modifies avionics systems according to technical publications. Updates operational logs, inspection records, aircraft forms, and automated maintenance systems. Performs and supervises alignment, calibration, and boresight of avionics systems. Uploads ground maintenance and operational software. Performs off-equipment maintenance on selected avionics LRUs and maintains peculiar support equipment (SE).

Inspects and evaluates aircraft maintenance activities. Inspects and verifies operational status and configuration of avionics systems and software. Records and ensures the validity of entries into maintenance data collection and inspection systems. Resolves and assists units in solving maintenance and supply problems. Interprets and recommends corrective action to inspection findings. Prepares aircraft for low altitude attack profiles, precision bombing, convert operations, and reconnaissance.

Plans, organizes, and directs aircraft maintenance activities. Establishes methods and performance standards. Analyzes reports and maintenance plans. Directs operation and modification of standard operating procedures. Establishes priorities. Evaluates activities for compliance with directives.Supervises and assists in aircraft ground servicing, and launch/recovery operations. Reviews maintenance data collection summaries to determine trends and production effectiveness. May perform as aircraft Dedicated Crew Chief.

Specialty Qualifications

  1. Knowledge — Knowledge is mandatory of: interpreting and applying mechanical, wiring, and electronic circuit diagrams; electronic, micro-processor, data bus, and mechanical principles theory and application; theory of flight; gyros, synchros, indicators, memory storage devices, antennas, servomechanisms, electromechanical, electro-hydraulic, and electro-optical devices; radar, radio frequency communication, surveillance radar and interrogator systems, pulse Doppler radar theory, dependent navigation aides, inertial and radar navigation, electronic countermeasure transmitters and receivers; lasers, infrared/ultraviolet receivers; optics, automatic flight controls, instruments, multiplexing, fire control, vide display, and digital computer systems working principles; subsystem tie-in between integrated avionics systems; using and interpreting testing and measuring devices; principles of motion and power transmission by fluid, mechanical and electrical means; and concepts and application of maintenance directives.
  2. Education — For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in physics, computers, and mathematics is desirable.
  3. Training — For award of AFSC 2A533X, completion of the applicable suffix basic avionics systems course is mandatory. For an award of AFSC 2A573X, completion of the craftsman course is mandatory.
  4. Experience — The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes). 2A553X. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A533X. Also, experience isolating malfunctions, removing and installing LRUs, and use of test and ground SE. 2A573X. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2A553X. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as analyzing and isolating integrated avionics systems malfunctions and using test equipment.
  5. Other — The following are mandatory as indicated:
    For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123Medical Examination and Standards.
    For award and retention of AFSCs 2A533X/53X/73X, eligibility for a Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management. Note: This job requires a Sensitive Job Code (SJC) of "F."

Specialty Shredouts

A. Communication, Navigation, and Mission

B. Instrument and Flight Controls

C. Electronic Warfare

D. Airborne Surveillance Radar Systems

Strength Req: K (For 2A5X3A and 2A5X3B) J (For 2A5X3C and 2A5X3D)

Physical Profile: 333131

Citizenship: Yes

Required Appitude Score: E-67 (Changed to E-70, effective 1 Jul 04).

Technical Training:


Course #: L3AQR2A533A 332

Length (Days): 34

Location: L

Course #: J3ABR2A533A 002

Length (Days): 90

Location: S


Course #:L3AQR2A533B 332

Length (Days): 34

Location: L

Course #: J3ABR2A533B 000

Length (Days): 64

Location: S


Course #:L3AQR2A533B 332

Length (Days): 34

Location: L

Course #: J3ABR2A533C 001

Length (Days): 58

Location: S