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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers maintain and repair aircraft structures, and avionic and mechanical systems.

Overview

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers maintain and repair aircraft structures, and avionic and mechanical systems.

Day-to-day

  • dismantling, inspecting, testing, repairing and reassembling aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems, and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • installing electrical circuits and equipment
  • testing aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised test apparatus
  • replacing and testing aircraft oxygen system components
  • assembling parts and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • conducting routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems
  • maintaining records of action taken
  • may manufacture aircraft electrical, instrument and radio hardware components.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,890 / week
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Strong
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