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Overview

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical) inspect, test, repair and install aircraft hydromechanical and flight system components and aircraft engines, subassemblies and components.

Day-to-day

  • dismantles, inspects, tests, repairs and reassembles aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames
  • installs electrical circuits and equipment
  • tests aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised apparatus
  • replaces and tests aircraft oxygen system components
  • assembles parts and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames
  • conducts routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems
  • maintains records of action taken
  • may manufacture aircraft electrical, instrument and radio hardware components.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

To become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Skills employers are looking for

  • Aircraft Maintenance

  • Avionics

  • Air Vehicle Engineering

  • Communication Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Troubleshooting

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