Aerospace operations technicians
Make/maintain equipment used in new aircraft and spacecraft.
Face-to-face discussions, telephone conversations, and electronic mail are used quite often as an aerospace engineering and operations technician. Aerospace engineering and operations technicians also have to work in work groups often. The work environment is indoors and controlled.
High school students interested in becoming aerospace engineering and operations technicians should take classes in math, science, and, if available, drafting and computer skills. Courses that help students develop skills working with their hands also are valuable, because these technicians build what aerospace engineers design. In addition, technicians should have a basic understanding of computers and programs in order to model or simulate products. The entry-level education required is an associate's degree.
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians have to use real world materials to design and figure out how to make the computers and instruments for aircraft and spacecraft, which has to do with realistic interests, investigative interests, some enterprising interests and some artistic interests. They also have to record and work with data, which has to do with conventional interests.
Wages, salary, and employment outlook
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians make and install systems to be tested. They are repairing a jet engine and will soon be testing it again.
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians work to prevent the failure of key parts of new aircraft, spacecraft, or missiles. He is fixing an area of the wing so that it does not fail during flight.
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians work to make sure that testing goes smoothly. They are working together to finish the aircraft to test it and see if it is worthy of travel.