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You might hire an aircraft mechanic to:

  • Inspect and repair aircraft according to the strict safety guidelines set by the applicable regulatory body
  • Oversee routine maintenance checks and perform diagnostic tests, consulting blueprints and manuals for their work

  • Repair and replace broken or defective wings, brakes, electrical systems, and other aircraft components
  • Inspect completed work to ensure it meets both regulatory and airline standards
Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
High level of technical knowledge, with the ability to read and understand complex information
Regulatorily approved mechanic certification in relevant jurisdiction
Experience with power and hand tools and a working knowledge of aircraft systems, mechanics, and parts
Applicable engineering degree in relevant locale
The ability to work under pressure
Experience in aviation or engineering
Detail orientation
Passion for aviation and/or machines and engines
Analytical mind with a penchant for troubleshooting
Ability to communicate clearly about aircraft condition, including malfunctions, draft reports, and similar items