Aircraft Mechanics

(NOC 7315)

Career Description

Aircraft mechanics maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems.

Duties May Include

  • Troubleshoot aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic systems to identify problems and adjust and repair systems according to specifications, technical drawings, manuals and established procedures
  • Repair and overhaul aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic systems
  • Install or modify aircraft engines and mechanical, hydraulic, flight control, fuel and pneumatic systems
  • Dismantle airframes, aircraft engines or other aircraft systems for repair, overhaul and cleaning, and reassemble
  • Perform and document routine maintenance
  • Order and maintain inventory of parts and supplies.
  • Aircraft mechanics usually specialize in working on specific aircraft systems such as engines, engine accessories, airframes, propellers, mechanical components or hydraulic systems and specific kinds of aircraft, such as light aircraft, jet transports and helicopters.

Examples of Titles

Aircraft Electrical Technician
Aircraft Electrician
Aircraft Instrument Mechanic
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Avionics Inspector
Instrument Overhaul and Repair Mechanic

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Diploma; Online
Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance & Management Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Modified on December 15, 2023