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 Maintenance Apprentice, C-17; Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F100, F119, F135 Jet Engines; Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems Journeyman; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Helper; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-130/C-27J; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, CV-22; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, KC-10; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-1; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Helper, MQ-1/MQ-9; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Journeyman, F-22; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, F-15
In the Army: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer; Aircraft Powerplant Repairer; Aircraft Powertrain Repairer; Aircraft Structural Repairer; CH-47 Helicopter Repairer; OH-58D Helicopter Repairer; Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer (RC); UH-1 Helicopter Repairer (RC); UH-60 Helicopter Repairer; Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer
In the Coast Guard: Aviation Maintenance Technician; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; Naval Aircrewman Mechanical
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic; Basic Aircraft Maintenance Marine; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F/A-18; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, EA-6; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-402; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, T-56; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F/A-18; Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-53; Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Dynamic Components Mechanic; Tiltrotor Mechanic, MV-22
In the Navy: A-4 Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician; Aviation Machinist Mate Intermediate Level; Aviation Structural Mechanic Basic; C-2/E-2 Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; CH/MH-53E Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician; E-6 System Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; F/A-18 A/B/C/D System Organizational Maintenance Technician; H-60 Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; P-8A Aircraft Systems Organizational Career Maintenance Technician; T-56 Turboprop Engine and 54H60 Series Propeller 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:
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Facilities management software
Data base user interface and query software
Analytical or scientific software