AIRPLANE ELECTRICAL MECHANIC-GUNNER (1685)

AIRPLANE ELECTRICAL MECHANIC-GUNNER (1685)

Inspects and makes repairs to aircraft electrical equipment excluding radio transmitters and receivers and aircraft instruments. Fires aerial machine guns on combat missions.

Examines electric wiring, auxiliary electric motors, ignition systems, and lighting units for proper functioning. Uses a combination electrical continuity tester or ohmmeter, ammeter, and voltmeter to locate short circuits and to test currents and resistances. Traces circuits with aid of blueprints.  Tightens and solders loose electrical connections.  Cleans, repairs, and replaces electric motors, ignition units, recognition and landing lighting units, relays, junction boxes, and other related equipment.

Uses such tools as screw drivers,wrenches,wire cutters, file,and pliers.  Must be familiar with aircraft electrical systems and with basic electrical theory. Must be able to read blueprints.

SUGGESTED SUBSTITUTES

078 Electrician
611 Aerial Gunner
747 Airplane and Engine Mechanic
685 Airplane Electrical Mechanic

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