45-Aircraft engine mechanics and repairers

Job Title: 

Aircraft engine mechanics and repairers

Job Description: 

Fit, troubleshoot, test, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as airframes, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems


Aircraft engine repairers and mechanics diagnose, adjust, augment, maintain, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists. Maybe required to be licensed, registered or certified to be permitted to work by a government authority, agency or approved certifying body.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • fitting, examining, testing and servicing aircraft engines
  • replacing engine components or complete engines
  • examining and inspecting airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and de-icers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems
  • maintaining, repairing, overhauling, modifying and testing aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems
  • reading and interpreting manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components
  • maintaining, repairing and rebuilding aircraft structures, functional components, and parts such as wings and fuselage, rigging, hydraulic units, oxygen systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, gaskets, and seals
  • inspecting completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation
  • maintaining repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance
  • installing and testing electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft
  • connecting components to assemblies such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, inverters, and in-flight refuelling systems
  • deploying diagnostic tests and troubleshooting techniques to identify faults and determine corrective action
  • conducting routine and special inspections as required by regulations

Knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials common used in mechanical and electrical/electronic aircraft systems, and their usage techniques to produce high quality work

  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques of mechanical and electrical/electronicaircraft systems
  • Knowledge of principles of drafting and the interpretation, uses and productionof sketches, technical plans, blueprints, models, piping, mechanical, structural andassembly, 2D and 3D perspectives/models, layouts, electronic, refrigeration and airconditioning and electrical drawings and schematics
  • Knowledge of assembling and maintaining mechanical and electrical/electronic aircraftsystems
  • Knowledge of repairing and troubleshooting mechanical and electronics aircraft systems
  • Knowledge of fuel, hydraulic, landing gear assemblies and pressurization systems
  • Knowledge of materials, construction processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective assembly, servicing, maintenance and/or repairof mechanical and electronics aircraft systems
  • Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships,and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, andmechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, standards, codes and avionic certification systems ofthe international aviation industry, UAE and specific Emirates pertaining to aircraftservicing, maintenance and repairs and parts/components assembly, as well as moregeneral subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness respectively
  • Using mathematics and scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • Solving and identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop andevaluate options and implement solutions
  • Using manufacturer?s catalogue, technical orders, drawings, schematics, blueprints, repair manuals and engineering bulletins from manufacturer
  • Assembling, repairing, modifying, testing, troubleshooting and/or removing mechanical and electronics aircraft systems associated components and/or devices and which includes preparing, undertaking and completing such work to the standards required
  • Using proprietary/specialist and specific industry sector tools and equipment in performing and delivering specialist, unique and/or standard quality services
  • Actively looking for ways to help people
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Flexibility to work effectively in a variety of situations and adapt to new ways of doing things
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience including understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Time Management - Managing one?s own time and the time of others
  • Team work or individual - job may require him to work alone or in conjunction with other support or related personnel
  • Work Context: 

    Work regular hours, and in some cases shift work. It may include long hours, evenings and weekends to meet air flight schedules and sometimes maybe on call. Typically, they work in hangars or workshops, and on airfields. May be exposed to working with chemicals such as fuel, oil and hydraulic fuels, which can pose a danger if not correctly handled. The work may be noisy and at times stressful due to aircraft scheduling requirements. May be required to may travel locally, nationally and internationally to investigate faults, conduct tests and where required repairs.


    Secondary School Certificate, Diploma in aircraft engineering mechanics or related field of work, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 - 5 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    ADAC, AMROC, Presidential Flight, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Mubadala - Strata, Mubadala Aero Space

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Aircraft engine fitter - Aircraft maintenance engineer (airframes) - Aircraft maintenance engineer (engines) - Aircraft maintenance supervisor - Aircraft mechanic - Aircraft restorer - Aircraft service technician - Airframe and power plant mechanic - Airframe mechanic - Aviation maintenance technician, - Helicopter mechanic - Jet engine mechanic - Pneudraulic systems mechanic (aircraft) - Powerplant mechanic (aircraft) - Rocket engine component mechanic
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) - Avionics technician - Aircraft engine assembler - Aviation maintenance technician - Helicopter mechanic - Aircraft mechanic - Aircraft maintenance technician - Aircraft technician

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi