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Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7315

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.

Job Duties for Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

  • Aircraft mechanics
  • 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 inspectors
  • 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.

Working Conditions for Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

Work is performed indoors with heavy machinery and tools; these are often used at a high noise level.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aero-engine Mechanic
  • Aero-engine Technician
  • 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 Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) (except Avionics)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (except Avionics)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • 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 Rotory Mechanical Systems Technician
  • Aircraft Safety Systems Mechanic
  • Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician
  • Aircraft Skin Repairer
  • Aircraft Structural Repair Technician
  • Aircraft Structural Technician
  • Aircraft Systems Inspector
  • Airframe Mechanic
  • AME (aircraft Maintenance Engineer) (except Avionics)
  • Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Apprentice Aircraft Mechanical Systems Mechanic
  • Apprentice AME (aircraft Maintenance Engineer)
  • 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 Mechanic
  • Helicopter Mechanical Systems Inspector
  • Mechanical Systems Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Preflight Mechanic
  • Propulsion Technician
  • Rotorcraft Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Rotorcraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Rotorcraft Mechanical Systems Technician
  • Structural Repair Technician
  • Structures Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Structures Mechanic
  • Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technician
  • Aircraft Hydraulics Mechanic
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) (except Avionics)
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Repair And Overhaul Inspector
  • Aircraft Repair Shop Inspector
  • Aircraft Structural Repair Technician
  • Aircraft Systems Inspector
  • Aviation Mechanical Component Shop Technician
  • Certified Aircraft Technician
  • Flight Test Inspector
  • AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES TECHNICIAN
  • Interior Technician - Aircraft