Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
Also called: Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Technician, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A and P Mechanic), Aviation Mechanic
In the Air Force: Advanced Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics; Aerospace Propulsion Superintendent; Aircrew Egress Systems Helper; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Craftsman; Bomber/Special Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Journeyman, B-1; Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics Helper, F-15 Avionics; Missile And Space Systems Electronic Maintenance Helper; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Journeyman, KC-10; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-2; Special Operations Forces/Personnel Recovery (SOF/PR) Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Helper
In the Army: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; Aircraft Powerplant Repairer; Aircraft Powertrain Repairer; Avionic Mechanic; Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairer; Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; OH-58D Helicopter Repairer; Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer (RC); UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
In the Coast Guard: Advanced Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics; Aircraft Fuel Systems; Aircraft Structural Maintenance; Avionics Test Station And Components; Bomber/Special Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance; Missile And Space Systems Electronic Maintenance; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance; Special Operations Forces/Personnel Recovery (SOF/PR) Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems
In the Marine Corps: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Journeyman; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, B-1; Bomber/Special Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Craftsman; Bomber/Special Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Journeyman, RC-135; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F/A-18; Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance Apprentice; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Helper, KC-135; Nondestructive Inspection Apprentice; Special Missions Aviation Craftsman
In the Navy: Advanced Composite Structural Repair IMA Technician; Aviation Electronics Technician; Aviation Structural Mechanic Basic; C-20A/D Organizational Maintenance Technician; E-2C Group II Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; EA-6B System Organizational Career Maintenance Technician; F414-GE-400 Turbofan Jet Engine Third Degree/IMA Mechanic; MQ-4C Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Organizational 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:
You might use software like this on the job:
Facilities management software
Data base user interface and query software
Analytical or scientific software