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What does an Aircraft Mechanic do

Aircraft Mechanic (also called Aircraft Maintenance Technician) is responsible for the delivery of aircraft maintenance services to support the operational requirements under the supervision of the Station Maintenance Manager.

In this role, the Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) will ensure all maintenance and related activities are performed in accordance with the company and/or customer procedures and supplied aircraft maintenance data.

Jobs and Responsibilities of an Aircraft Mechanic

  • Performing scheduled and non-scheduled tasks on aircraft in accordance with maintenance data and procedures.
  • Removal and installation of aircraft components in accordance with the manufacturer’s technical documentation.
  • Perform rectification of airframe, engines, avionics, and cabin systems defects.
  • Perform servicing and testing of aircraft systems.
  • Perform transit, extended transit, daily, layover, weekly, and service check/inspection of aircraft.
  • Advising and assisting the Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer on the aircraft and in the technical documentation to ensure that all relevant information is entered correctly into the respective records in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensuring that all Health and Safety issues are followed always. Ensuring compliance with company standards and regulations and ensure colleagues also adhere to these.
  • Ensuring all equipment and tools are serviceable prior to use.
  • Ensuring all ground support equipment (GSE) used are clean and serviceable and are returned to the original location at the end of the task.
  • Examining and inspecting aircraft, engines, or other components for cracks, breaks, or leaks.
  • Servicing, cleaning, greasing screens, greasing moving parts, and performing tasks on aircraft.
  • Providing support in the case of AOG. The role will be required to travel to the station for aircraft recovery as required.
  • Performing Line maintenance services to Customer Airlines according to contract. Ensure Customer procedures are always complied.
  • Maintaining Line store as per company requirements.

Professional and personal competencies for Aircraft Mechanic

  • Successfully completed vocational training as an Aircraft Mechanic with specialization in maintenance.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Very good knowledge of computers and common MS Office Products.
  • Reliable, systematic, and self-reliant functioning ability to work in a team, willingness to work on weekends, and on holidays.

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  1. Ron Booker

    Thanks for explaining that a good aircraft technician will always follow the procedures to ensure the equipment and health safety issues are corrected. My grandfather’s neighbor has an aviator that needs some repairs, and they both plan on fixing it themselves. I will advise them about hiring a technician instead since they are trained and know the aviator better.

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