Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
Also called: Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Technician, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A and P Mechanic), Aviation Mechanic
In the Air Force: Aerospace Ground Equipment; Aerospace Propulsion; Aerospace Propulsion Helper, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion; Aircraft Fuel Systems Journeyman; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, CV-22; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-2; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, Any C-135/E-3/E-8; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Helper, RQ-4; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Journeyman, F-35; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, F-15
In the Army: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer; Aircraft Powerplant Repairer; Aircraft Structural Repairer; Avionic Mechanic; CH-47 Helicopter Repairer; OH-58D Helicopter Repairer; OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; UH-60 Helicopter Repairer; Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer
In the Coast Guard: Aviation Maintenance Technician; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation
In the Marine Corps: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer; Avionic Mechanic; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, EA-6; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, EA-6; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, J-52; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, KC-130/V-22; Helicopter Mechanic, CH-46; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Dynamic Components Mechanic; OH-58D Helicopter Repairer
In the Navy: A-4 Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician; Aviation Electrician's Mate; Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment); C-2/E-2 Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; E-6B System Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; F/A-18E/F Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; MQ-8B Organizational Maintenance Technician; P-8A Aircraft Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; T-400 Turboshaft Jet Engine First Degree/IMA Mechanic
- 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.
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Facilities management software
Data base user interface and query software
Analytical or scientific software