Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $47,820.00
Average Time to Fill 62 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,332
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.70 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Problem-solving

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Assemble equipment or components
Reassemble equipment after repair
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust measuring or control devices
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Weld metal structures
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Weld metal parts and components
Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Adjust mechanical equipment
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Braze metal parts or components
Calibrate equipment to specifications
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Rewire electrical or electronic systems
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured aircraft products by hand
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Assemble gear systems
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Connect electrical components or equipment
Cut metal or plastic material
Remove parts or components from equipment
Laminate objects for preservation, protection, and durability
Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut construction material
File metal or plastic objects
Grind metal objects
Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Paint surfaces such as walls
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Shape metal or plastic

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair mechanical controls
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain work tools or equipment
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Repair aircraft propulsion systems
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Repair railroad equipment or tracks
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Repair aircraft ignition systems
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Repair specialized rigging
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Rebuild parts or components
Determine replacement part required
Repair small engines
Repair pipes to stop leaking
Repair ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Maintain ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Align vehicle frame
Install brakes on vehicles
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Maintain small engines
Maintain boat or ship hull

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test mechanical products or equipment
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Conduct performance testing
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Conduct energy audits
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Inspect mechanical systems to determine if they are operating properly
Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects
Inspect aircraft or aircraft components
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Inspect production equipment
Test fluids to identify contamination or other problems
Inspect objects using x-ray or magnetic methods

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