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Aviation Inspectors

Also called: Aircraft Inspector, Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI), Inspector, Quality Inspector

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy.

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What they do:
Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, modification, or repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures.
  • Examine maintenance records and flight logs to determine if service and maintenance checks and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
  • Inspect new, repaired, or modified aircraft to identify damage or defects and to assess airworthiness and conformance to standards, using checklists, hand tools, and test instruments.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • CAD/CAM software
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$78,400
$35,560
$132,710
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