The gas turbine is one of the greatest inventions of this past century: unique and simple in its basic operation, yet immensely complex in its design. In the aviation and aerospace industry, gas turbine engines are used to power jets and turbo-prop aircraft. Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Technicians enjoy a very challenging and rewarding career that requires a high degree of responsibility and skill. Technicians repair and overhaul gas turbines, rebuild gas turbine engines, balance components and assemblies, test and troubleshoot gas turbines, and inspect gas turbine engine components and assemblies. They work in sophisticated shop environments and test cells, complete with computer- assisted systems and leading-edge tools, machinery, and techniques. In some companies, the job of the gas turbine engine repair and overhaul technician is divided into three roles; inspection, disassembly/assembly and testing.
Since so many of today’s aircraft rely on gas turbine engines to fly, the Gas Turbine Technician will always be needed by airlines,maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations (MROs), and engine manufacturers.
- Completion of Secondary School (required)
- Completion of a Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul program at a college or approved training organization, or a company-sponsored training program or completion of a Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul apprenticeship program (required)
- Strong reading comprehension skills
- Ability to interpret technical manuals and drawings
- Good manual dexterity and a strong mechanical aptitude for intricate assembly procedures
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