Pilots get all the credit for taking us up to 30,000 feet and bringing us back down in one piece, but behind every safe landing is a team of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. They’re the people working behind the scenes to make sure that the plane you’re sitting in is ready to take flight. Your life is in their hands.
As an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, you’ll work alongside other aircraft trade professionals in a hangar or repair shop, or on an assembly line. As you inspect, maintain and repair different types of aircraft, you’ll quickly learn what makes each one special—from the curve of its wing to where the “black box” flight data recorder is hidden.
Trade Category: Fixer
Attentive, Careful, Cautious, Confident, Dependable, Independent, Inquisitive, Knowledgable, Levelheaded, Mathematical, Methodical, Nimble, Precise, Systematic, Tactile, Technical, Thorough
$53k - $66k Annually
$18.00 - $36.00 Hourly
40 hours per week, potential for shift work
Aircraft Maintenance Technicians work for airline companies, the armed forces, and anywhere where aircraft are engineered, manufactured or maintained.