Aircraft Mechanic Job Description

October 13, 2009 | By More

Aircraft Mechanic Job Profile and Description

An aircraft mechanic is a person who services, inspects, repairs and does mechanical maintenance to an aircraft before it is considered safe for take off. There are different aircraft mechanics differentiated by their specializations and different credentials. These are airframe mechanics,power plant mechanics and avionic technicians. But every mechanic is required to have some knowledge in all areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

An aircraft mechanic job duties and responsibilities are innumerable but very crucial. This is because if not well done it could result in planecrashes and loss of lives. The duties include:

  • Adjusting, aligning and calibrating of engine systems.
  • Repair the systems for any faults.
  • Inspect the engines.
  • Determine the tools and all the equipment required to perform a certain job.
  • Find problem areas and solve them.
  • Install all electrical and plumbing equipment.
  • Doing all the servicing and maintenance duties.
  • Performing inspections.
  • Controlling operations.
  • Watching of gauges and dials to ensure that everything is running, as it should.
  • Recognize any problems that may arise.
  • Carry out engineers’ orders.
  • Modify the aircraft structure.
  • Read and interpret manuals.

Skills and Specifications

For an aircraft mechanic job the skills and specifications required include:

  • You should have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Be agile.
  • Be able to work under pressure.
  • Have good hearing and eyesight.
  • Possess technical and functional skills.
  • Able to pay attention to detail.

Education and Qualifications

An aircraft mechanic job education and qualifications include:

  • Possession of  a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Possession of a government certificate stating if it is an ‘A’ (body) or ‘P’ (Engine) license.
  • A degree in avionics, aviation technology or maintenance

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