7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
Aircraft mechanics maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Aircraft inspectors inspect aircraft and aircraft systems following manufacture, modification, maintenance, repair or overhaul. Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors are employed by aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments, and by airlines and other aircraft operators.
Index of titles
Aircraft accessories mechanic
Aircraft accessories overhaul mechanic
Aircraft accessories overhaul technician
Aircraft accessories repairer
Aircraft accessories repairman/woman
Aircraft body repairer
Aircraft composite and sheet metal repairer
Aircraft engine accessories overhaul mechanic
Aircraft engine inspector
Aircraft engine mechanic
Aircraft engine mechanical systems overhaul inspector
Aircraft engine mechanical systems technician
Aircraft engine overhaul inspector
Aircraft engine overhaul mechanic
Aircraft engine repair and overhaul mechanic
Aircraft engine technician
Aircraft engine tester
Aircraft gas turbine engine technician
Aircraft hydraulics inspector
Aircraft hydraulics mechanic
Aircraft hydraulics shop technician
Aircraft hydraulics technician
Aircraft hydraulics tester
Aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) (except avionics)
Aircraft maintenance mechanic apprentice
Aircraft maintenance technician
Aircraft mechanic experimental
Aircraft mechanic learner
Aircraft mechanical and fuel systems overhaul and repair mechanic
Aircraft mechanical systems flight tests inspector
Aircraft mechanical systems inspector
Aircraft mechanical systems junior mechanic
Aircraft mechanical systems maintenance technician
Aircraft mechanical systems mechanic
Aircraft mechanical systems modification mechanic
Aircraft mechanical systems preflight mechanic
Aircraft mechanical systems repair and overhaul inspector
Aircraft mechanical systems repair inspector
Aircraft mechanical systems repair shop inspector
Aircraft mechanical systems technician
Aircraft plumbing and hydraulics mechanic
Aircraft power plant mechanic
Aircraft propeller inspector
Aircraft propeller systems technician
Aircraft propulsion technician
Aircraft reciprocating engine technician
Aircraft repair and overhaul inspector
Aircraft repair shop inspector
Aircraft rotary mechanical systems technician
Aircraft safety systems mechanic
Aircraft sheet metal technician
Aircraft skin repairer
Aircraft structural repair technician
Aircraft structural technician
Aircraft systems inspector
Apprentice aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)
Apprentice aircraft mechanical systems mechanic
Aviation maintenance inspector
Aviation mechanical component shop technician
Certified aircraft technician
Composite repair technician – aircraft
Engine accessories overhaul mechanic
Experimental aircraft mechanic
Flight line mechanic
Flight test aircraft mechanic
Flight test inspector
Gas turbine engine mechanic
Helicopter mechanical systems inspector
Mechanical systems aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)
Rotorcraft aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)
Rotorcraft maintenance engineer
Rotorcraft mechanical systems technician
Structural repair technician
Structures aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
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.
Inspect structural and mechanical systems of aircraft and ensure that these systems meet Transport Canada and company standards of performance and safety
Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, repair and overhaul, or modification of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures
Maintain detailed repair, inspection and certification records of aircrafts.
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.
Completion of secondary school is required.
A college diploma in aircraft maintenance or completion of a four-year apprenticeship program is usually required.
Several years of on-the-job training are required for aircraft mechanics.
Aircraft mechanics and inspectors who sign maintenance releases and certify airworthiness require an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s (AME) licence issued by Transport Canada.
Trade certification for aircraft maintenance engineers is available, but voluntary, in Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Trade certification for aircraft structural technicians is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.
Industry certification from the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council for some occupations in this unit group is available, but voluntary.
Aircraft inspectors require several years of experience as an aircraft mechanic.
Aircraft mechanics may progress to foreman/woman, shop supervisor or aircraft inspector.
With experience, aircraft inspectors may progress to shop inspector or supervisor.
Aircraft mechanics and inspectors may acquire further endorsements to their AME licence allowing them to inspect and certify a broader range of aircraft and aircraft systems.
AME licences are issued in the following categories: M – Small and Large Aircrafts, E – Electronic Systems, S – Aircraft Structures.
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