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.
Entry Level: $22.20/hr
Growth for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
|2018 Jobs||2029 Jobs||Change (2018-2029)||% Change (2018-2029)
Industries Employing Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2018)||% of Occupation in Industry (2018)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
|Federal Government, Military||223||35.3%||3.10%
|Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation||105||16.6%||12.5%
|Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing||94||14.8%||7.6%
|Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing||78||12.3%||7.5%
|Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service||65||10.30%||.4%
- Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
- Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.
- Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.
- Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
- Maintain repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance.