Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
Also called: Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Aircraft Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Director
In the Air Force: Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, B-1/B-2; Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-5; Aerospace Maintenance Helper, C-17; Aerospace Maintenance Journeyman; Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F101, F110, F118, F404, J85, Jet Engines; Aircraft Electrical And Environmental Systems Helper; Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Helper; Aircrew Egress Systems Apprentice; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Maintenance Apprentice, H-60; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Maintenance Journeyman; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman
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
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's Mate Basic; C-130 Flight Mechanic; C-40A Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician; E-2D Aircraft Systems Organizational Career Maintenance Technician; EA-6B System Organizational Career Maintenance Technician; F414-GE-400 Turbofan Jet Engine Third Degree/IMA Mechanic; MQ-8B Organizational Maintenance Technician; Planning Series -F-35C Aircraft Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician; T-56-425/427 Turboprop Engine and Propeller IMA Mechanic
- Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
- Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.
- Maintain repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance.
Engineering and Technology
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