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Look at this example
of the skills for an entry
level maintenance
technician compared
to their skills
after
one year of training

Entry Level
Maintenance Technician

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Repair, modify, replace or otherwise perform routine aircraft maintenance
    work in a safe and timely manner.
  • Accurately completes required
    maintenance-related paperwork.
  • Communicate effectively with other maintenance personnel at all levels by keeping co-workers and leadership
    apprised of work progress
    and difficulties as they arise.
  • Complete on-the-job-training (OJT) forms and any required reading.
  • Read and interpret manufacturer and airline maintenance manuals, service bulletins, drawings and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repair, replacement or modification.
  • Help with general clean up of work area.
  • Responsible for accurately clocking into jobs.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant License
through FAA Part 147 school with
no experience.

One Year Experienced
Maintenance Technician
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Airframe
  • Repair, replace, and rebuild
    aircraft structures
  • Utilize OEM and Engineering drawings to modify aircraft structure or interiors
  • Complete specialized tasks, such as flap peening, cold working, etc.
  • Fabricate repair parts using specialshop tooling, such as brakes, stretchers, etc.
  • Utilize special installation tools, such as blind rivet guns, etc.

Composites

  • Repair, replace, and rebuild
    composite parts
  • Utilize OEM and Engineering  drawings to modify composite parts
  • Accomplish wet lay-up repairs
  • Accomplish elevated temperature repairs
  • Understand quote process
  • Knows all standard chemicals,
    epoxies, sealants, resins,
    pre-pregs, composite repair materials and their associated Material Safety Data Sheets

Flight Controls

  • Remove and Install flight control surfaces and components
  • Repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft structures
  • Utilize OEM and Engineering drawings to modify structures and flight controls
  • Perform weight and balance including calculation of flight control surfaces 
  • Perform rigging and operational test of all flight control surfaces including autopilot
  • Troubleshoot flight control systems

Systems

  • Accomplish remove and replace landing gear, engines and air-conditioning systems
  • Utilize OEM and Engineering  drawings to modify parts
  • Rig landing and operational test gear systems and engine systems
  • Trouble shoot landing gear, engines, hydraulic and air-conditioning systems
  • Tow qualified
  • Perform minor repairs on aircraft structures

Accessories (electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic
/interiors/mechanical)

  • Disassemble, inspect and reassemble hydraulic, mechanical or electrical aircraft components
  • Utilize OEM and Engineering drawings to modify components
  • Test aircraft hydraulic, mechanical or electrical components
  • Troubleshoot hydraulic, mechanical or electrical aircraft components

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