Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.
Also called: Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Technician, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A and P Mechanic), Aviation Mechanic

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Technical
  • planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Facilities management software
  • Access Software AIRPAX
  • Maintenance information databases
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP
  • Tracware AeroTrac
    Analytical or scientific software
  • CaseBank SpotLight
  • Engine analysis software

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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