Job Title

Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians

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Minimum Education Level: Post-Secondary Non-Degree Award
Percent of Total Jobs in Industry: 0.12%
Employed in Industry Group: 757
Change (Over 10 Years): 62

Job Description

transportation and logistics & mechanic plane technician aircraft airplane fix repair

Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians work in hangars, in repair stations, or on airfields. The environment can be loud because of aircraft engines and equipment.

WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS:

  • Engineering and Technology: Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians require a knowledge of practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mechanical: Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians must be proficient in knowing about a number of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service: Aircraft and avionics equipment must know the principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

TRAINING:

Some aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians learn their trade at an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved aviation maintenance technician school. Others are trained on the job or learn through training in the military. Aircraft mechanics and avionics technicians typically are certified by the FAA. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

  • You enjoy complex, mechanical problem-solving and engineering.
  • You are very dependable, reliable, timely, responsible, and fulfill obligations.
  • You are okay with loud, distracting, and uncomfortable sounds in the workplace.

WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?

SOWELA Technical Community College – Lake Charles, LA

Baton Rouge Community College – Baton Rouge, LA

South Louisiana Community College – Lafayette, LA