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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

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.
  • Personal requirements
  • 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).
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