TRADE SPOTLIGHT

Aircraft Mechanic & Service Technicians

What Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians do?

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

Work Environment.

Most aircraft service technicians and mechanics work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops and hangers. Although technicians often identify and fix aviation problems with computers, they commonly work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.

How to Become an Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technician.

Employers prefer that aircraft service technicians and mechanics complete a program at a post-secondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once the person is employed.

Pay

The median annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $62,920 in May 2019. Oregon Median is  $59,140 

Job Outlook

Employment of aircraft service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 13% percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be very good.

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