A Mechanical Aircraft Maintenance Engineer works on repairs to a jet engine

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical) inspect, test, repair and install aircraft hydromechanical and flight system components and aircraft engines, subassemblies and components.

Overview

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical) inspect, test, repair and install aircraft hydromechanical and flight system components and aircraft engines, subassemblies and components.

Day-to-day

  • dismantles, inspects, tests, repairs and reassembles aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames
  • installs electrical circuits and equipment
  • tests aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised apparatus
  • replaces and tests aircraft oxygen system components
  • assembles parts and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames
  • conducts routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems
  • maintains records of action taken
  • may manufacture aircraft electrical, instrument and radio hardware components.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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