Job Profile:      Aerospace Physiological Technician

Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

Job Information

Select Tasks
Record and interpret test data on parts, assemblies, and mechanisms.Confer with engineering personnel regarding details and implications of test procedures and results.Adjust, repair, or replace faulty components of test setups and equipment.
Identify required data, data acquisition plans, and test parameters, setting up equipment to conform to these specifications.Construct and maintain test facilities for aircraft parts and systems, according to specifications.Operate and calibrate computer systems and devices to comply with test requirements and to perform data acquisition and analysis.
Test aircraft systems under simulated operational conditions, performing systems readiness tests and pre- and post-operational checkouts, to establish design or fabrication parameters.Fabricate and install parts and systems to be tested in test equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and test instruments.Finish vehicle instrumentation and deinstrumentation.
Exchange cooling system components in various vehicles.Design electrical and mechanical systems for avionic instrumentation applications.

Select Abilities
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).The ability to see details at a distance.The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
The ability to see under low light conditions.The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Select Tools
AccelerometersAdjustable wrenchesAir drills
Air-supplying respiratorsAligning punchesAlignment squares
Allen wrenchesAnnealing ovensAviation snips
Ball peen hammersBench visesBleeder wrenches
Body harnessesBore gaugesBorescopes
Bottoming tapsBox end wrenchesBrazing equipment
Brazing hearthsBubble emission inspection equipmentCenter punches
Combination wrenchesComputer numerical controlled CNC milling machinesComputerized numerical control CNC lathes
Coordinate measuring machines CMMCountersinksDepth gauges
Depth micrometersDial calipersDigital calipers
Digital force gaugesDigital height gaugesDigital torque wrenches
DividersDrill pressesDrive punches
Dye penetrant inspection equipmentEddy current inspection equipmentElectronic torque testers
Fire extinguishersFlat filesFlat head screwdrivers
Flow metersFluorescent penetrant inspection equipmentForce transducers
ForkliftsGamma ray testing equipmentGantry mills
Gas arc welding equipmentGauge blocksGo/no-go gauges
GyroscopesHacksawsHalf-round files
Hand snipsHook spanner wrenchesHydrasets
Impact hammersInfrared inspection equipmentKnife files
LasersLayout compassesMagnetic particle inspection equipment
MalletsMass spectrometersMicrometers
Mill filesMulti-axis millsOffset screwdrivers
Open end wrenchesOverhead cranesPaint booths
Personal computersPin punchesPlaner gauges
Plug gaugesPlug tapsPower screwdrivers
Precision filesPressure gaugesPrick punches
ProtractorsPurifying respiratorsPyrotechnic initiators
Reed and Prince screwdriversRiveting toolsRound files
Safety gogglesSafety lanyardsSafety wire pliers
Shielded arc welding toolsShot peening equipmentSkin mills
Small hole gaugesSnap gaugesSocket wrenches
Soft face hammersSoldering ironsSplit dies
Spring calipersSteel rulesStraight chisels
StraightedgesStrain gauge balancesTaper taps
TelescopesTelescoping gaugesTerminal computers
TheodolitesThermocouplesThickness gauges
Thread gaugesTorque wrenchesTorx drivers
Tri-squaresTwist drillsUltrasonic inspection equipment
V blocksVernier calipersVertical turret lathes VTL
Vibration tablesVibration testersVibration transducers
Vixen filesVoltmetersWelding torches
Wire crimpersX ray inspection equipment

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