Aviation Mechanical Component Technicians are experts who work in the overhaul, repair, modification, inspection, testing, and certification of aviation components of pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, electrical, environmental, and mechanical aircraft systems. System components include the aircraft landing gear, wheels, brakes and tires, as well as life preservers, rubber rafts and oxygen masks. They are involved in the set-up and operation of tools and equipment and some semi-automatic processes and must maintain an accurate record system of work completed.
Aviation Mechanical Component Technicians have a solid understanding of mechanical systems, and are able to interpret technical manuals, blue- prints, and electrical schematics effortlessly. With the increasing use of electrical/electronic interfaces in the industry, they must possess advanced knowledge in electronics and electrical systems. Computers are as much a tool of the trade as electrical test equipment. A thorough command of all safety regulations is mandatory when it comes to this position. In order to master this challenging career, Mechanical Component Technicians must be result-driven, detail-oriented, and able to work efficiently under the pressures of daily deadlines and multiple priorities.
- Completion of Secondary School (required)
- Completion of an Aviation Mechanical Component Technician or Aircraft Maintenance Technician program at a college or approved training organization (required)
- CCAA Certification (an asset)
- Strong interest and understanding of mechanical systems and ability to interpret technical manuals and drawings, blueprints, and electrical schematics
- Problem-solving skills, result-driven, detail oriented
- Thorough knowledge of electronics and electrical systems
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