Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians :

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $47,820.00
Average Time to Fill 62 days
Typical Education Certificate / Credential
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,332
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.70 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Problem-solving

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Assemble gear systems
Reassemble equipment after repair
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Assemble equipment or components
Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Paint surfaces such as walls
Laminate objects for preservation, protection, and durability
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Grind metal objects
File metal or plastic objects
Sand metal or plastic objects
Weld metal structures
Weld metal parts and components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Remove parts or components from equipment
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Align equipment or machinery
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials
Shape metal or plastic
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured aircraft products by hand
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Process metals using power or hand tools

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair mechanical timing devices
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Repair specialized rigging
Repair aircraft propulsion systems
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Align vehicle frame
Repair aircraft ignition systems
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair mechanical controls
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Maintain small engines
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test mechanical products or equipment
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Inspect aircraft or aircraft components
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Conduct preflight, in-flight, or post-flight checks of aircraft
Perform installation, maintenance, or repair related safety inspection
Inspect objects using x-ray or magnetic methods
Test fluids to identify contamination or other problems
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use


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