Engine Testing Engineer

Engine Maintenance Engineer

Minimum - Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Automotive/Aerospace engineering

Will be updated

The tasks an Engine Tester, Aircraft is expected to perform include:

Testing performance of aeroplane engines by operating them under controlled conditions

Keeping record of various meter readings taken at periodical intervals and interpreting data obtained

Preparing engine for test run

Dressing and installing engine on test bed, using chain hoist and fastening it securely to bed with clamps and other fixtures Connecting oil and fuel lines, instruments, controls, and accessories 

Performing test run procedure and running it for prescribed period at different specified speeds

Locating defects and rectifying them

Reading and recording speed, temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, manifold pressure and other data in log sheet

Calculating performance of engine at different speeds 

Making minor repairs or adjustments to set engine to required perfection

Maintains test house equipment and calibrate test fans

Proficient in connecting oil and fuel lines, instruments, controls, and accessories

Adept in connecting propeller or dynamometer to crankshaft preoils, prime start engine according to test run procedure

Well-versed with running it for prescribed period at different specified speeds, locating defects and rectifying them

Knowledge of reading and recording speed, temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, manifold pressure and other data in log sheet

Proficient in calculating performance of engine at different speeds using slide rule, standard formula and curves and maintaining data

Adept with making minor repairs or adjustments to set engine to required perfection

Knowledge of maintaining test house equipment and calibrating test fans

Proficient in slushing engine and preserving for storage

Knowledge of 6-Sigma and Lean Product development tools and procedures 

Knowledge of configuration management tools like SVN / Clear case

Eye for detail

Problem solving skills

Good communication skills

Computer skills

Planning ability

Physically fit

Normal colour vision

It needs one to be on their toes

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/1 hours everyday for /6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to strong and continuous noise in work areas, noxious dust, allergenic materials, asbestos, etc.

Occupational hazards include mesothelioma, falls, musculoskeletal injuries, accidents, etc.

For freshers - INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 per month

For candidates with 2-5 years of experience or more - INR 50,000 to INR 90,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Trends of the Aviation Sector in India

The aviation sector today supports 56.6 million jobs and produces over US$ 2.2 trillion of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Government plans to invest US$ 12.1 billion in the airport sector during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (of this US$ 9.3 billion is expected to come from India?s private sector) towards construction of new, low-cost airports and development of existing ones.


According to Ajit Singh, Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India, India would be the third largest aviation market by 2020. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in air transport (including air freight) during April 2000 to March 2014 stood at US$ 495.24 million, according to data with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).


The Indian civil aviation industry is among the top 10 globally with a size of around US$ 16 billion, according to a recent KPMG report. The aviation industry presently supports about 0.5 per cent of the India?s GDP. This sector caters to about 150 million passengers daily, with the potential to grow further. By 2020, traffic at airports in India is anticipated to reach 450 million. Indian carriers plan to double their fleet to around 800 aircrafts.


The growth in Indian aviation has created significant employment opportunities. With passengers and aircraft fleet likely to double by 2020, the need to strengthen the human resource development infrastructure is immediate. As per KPMG estimates, the total manpower requirement of airlines is estimated to rise from 62,000 in FY-2011 to 117,000 by FY-2017. It is estimated that the sector, overall, will need about 350,000 new employees to facilitate growth in the next decade.

Aviation/aerospace companies across India

Cities across India

Will be updated

All IIT?s across India 

PEC University of Technology

Bengal Engineering and Science University

Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka

Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences - Tamil Nadu

Sathyabama University

Acharya Institute of Technology

Amrita School of Engineering

M.V.J. College of Engineering