Altitude Chamber Technicians are aerospace operations technicians who tend to altitude chambers, which is a chamber that's used to simulate the effects of high altitude like low levels of oxygen in the air and low ambient air pressure. An altitude chamber technician installs, operates, maintains, and calibrates such chambers. They typically work in manufacturing facilities or industrial plants, as well as in labs and offices. Important skills include proficiency with computers, electronics, and other technology, as well as mechanical and mathematical aptitude.
Job openings for altitude chamber technicians can be found by searching for companies in the aviation and aerospace industries, as well as through the career portals of vocational and technical schools with aeronautics programs. Vacancies can also be found through typical channels like online job boards such as CareerBuilder.
The interview will assess your technical knowledge of and operating experience with altitude chambers and related aerospace equipment and tools. You may be required to conduct testing and calibration, so your attention to detail will be important, as will your troubleshooting ability. You'll also be assessed on your personality and cultural fit with the team that you'll be hired into.
To prepare for the interview, look at the job description and identify the key skills necessary to perform each duty. For instance, testing equipment requires technical knowledge of the equipment itself and the method of testing it. Keeping that in mind, determine whether you have the skills needed and focus on familiarizing yourself with any skills that need improvement. You may have to learn new skills specific to the equipment in that company, so prepare to speak about your ability to learn by thinking of methods that you use to acquire knowledge—what actions do you take to ensure that you're understanding a new procedure? Finally, think about the equipment you've used or learned how to use and its practical application.