Aircraft maintenance engineers install, maintain and repair aircraft engines; airframes; airframe systems; electrical, instrument and radio systems; and aircraft structures and surface finishes.
Duties & Tasks
Aircraft maintenance engineers may perform the following tasks:dismantle, inspect, repair and reassemble aircraft engines, airframe components and systems, electrical components and systems, avionic components and systems, and aircraft structures
test aircraft communication equipment, instruments and electronic systems
conduct routine pre-flight inspections.
enjoy technical and engineering activities
medically fit, with good hearing and vision (colour blindness may make people unsuitable for some aircraft trades)
good hand-eye coordination
able to concentrate for long periods
neat and accurate
attention to detail
able to work in confined spaces and at heights on platforms around aircraft (for some specialisations).