Aircraft Mechanics are responsible for the maintenance of aircraft. They are responsible for repairing, inspecting and maintaining the structural, mechanical and electronic elements of the aircraft, replacing parts, measuring wear and assessing whether parts need repair or replacement.
Employers generally prefer the candidate who has completed a course of study at maintenance technician schools approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
An ideal candidate for an aircraft mechanic position should possess excellent technical skills, dexterity, attention to details, troubleshooting, and teamwork. An aptitude for working with complex equipment and understanding technology is also necessary.
If you want to be an aircraft mechanic you must be able to maintain, disassemble, repair, replace, reassemble and adjust various parts of the aircraft. Some general duties of aircraft mechanics are listed below:
Aircraft Mechanic Job Description
• Inspect aircraft for any component defects or any other issues.
• Perform maintenance of the aircraft components on a regular basis.
• Assemble, disassemble and reassemble various parts of the aircraft as and when required.
• Perform adjustments of various components of the aircraft.
• Clean, refuel and change the oil in line service aircraft.
• Perform hydraulic system service and other aircraft servicing tasks.
• Test the aircraft properly to make sure that there are no malfunctions.
• Inspect aircraft engine for cracks and leaks.
• Perform various maintenance tasks to ensure full mission capability
• Remove and replace engine components when required.
• Use various instruments to measure wear and test controls
• Replace defective components with hand tools.
• Inspect the working of the aircraft to make sure that it meets established standards.
• Keep detailed records of the inspections performed, repairs finished, maintenance procedures and ordered parts
• Inspect and examine aircraft components, including de-icing systems and landing gear.
• Complete all tasks in the allotted time frame.
• Promote safety within the workplace.
• Order supplies, equipment, materials, and parts for repairs and general maintenance
• Accompany aircraft on flights in order to make in-flight adjustments and corrections.
• Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.