Transportation, Distribution & Logistics


    Aircraft Mechanic is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Aircraft Mechanics inspect, repair, and maintain planes and helicopters. It's their job to keep all kinds of aircraft flying safely.


    • Earnings Range: $33,000 – 100,000

    Level of Education

    • 2-Year College or Technical Training

    Core Tasks

    • Inspect aircraft engines, landing gear, instruments, brakes, valves, and pumps
    • Check for corrosion, distortion, and cracks in the fuselage, wings, and tail
    • Use pilots’ descriptions of problems and computer-diagnostic equipment to find problems
    • Make adjustments or repairs when it’s possible, and replace old parts when it’s not

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Work well with your hands
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Physically fit
    • Mechanically inclined


    • Aircraft mechanics work for airlines, aircraft manufacturers, independent repair shops, and the government
    • Work in hangars or in other indoor areas, though some work may be completed outdoors
    • The work can be stressful
    • Most work 40 hours a week, often including night and weekend shifts


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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

    Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician - General Certification

    Not Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification