ALTITUDE CHAMBER TECHNICIAN (617)

ALTITUDE CHAMBER TECHNICIAN (617)

Assists an aviation physiologist in the indoctrination and training of student flying personnel and air crews in high altitude flying by means of a fixed or mobile altitude chamber in which personnel are subjected to controlled changes in air pressure similar to those experienced in flying at various altitudes.

Instructs and supervises trainees in fitting oxygen masks and in adjusting flow of oxygen to the masks as air pressure is decreased on "ascent” and increased on “descent." Closely observes trainees during simulated flights for symptoms of anoxemia.  Operates controls which change air pressure inside chamber. Performs minor maintenance on oxygen equipment including masks, oxygen flow regulators, and air and oxygen lines.

Replaces defective parts, using screw driver and other hand tools. Keeps records in connection with the chamber operation showing hours and characteristics of operation, individual training records, and supplies used.

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