Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors jobs in Canada

Salary

65 250 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 57 640 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 61 610 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 65 230 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 74 520 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma in aircraft maintenance or Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program is usually required.
  • Several years of on-the-job training are required for aircraft mechanics.
  • Aircraft mechanics and inspectors who sign maintenance releases and certify airworthiness require an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's (AME) licence issued by Transport Canada.
  • Trade certification for aircraft maintenance engineers is available, but voluntary, in Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Trade certification for aircraft structural technicians is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.
  • Industry certification from the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council for some occupations in this unit group is available, but voluntary.
  • Aircraft inspectors require several years of experience as an aircraft mechanic.

Job overview

Aircraft mechanics maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Aircraft inspectors inspect aircraft and aircraft systems following manufacture, modification, maintenance, repair or overhaul. Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors are employed by aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments, and by airlines and other aircraft operators.

Main duties

  • Troubleshoot aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic systems to identify problems and adjust and repair systems according to specifications, technical drawings, manuals and established procedures
  • Repair and overhaul aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic systems
  • Install or modify aircraft engines and mechanical, hydraulic, flight control, fuel and pneumatic systems
  • Dismantle airframes, aircraft engines or other aircraft systems for repair, overhaul and cleaning, and reassemble
  • Perform and document routine maintenance
  • Order and maintain inventory of parts and supplies.
  • Inspect structural and mechanical systems of aircraft and ensure that these systems meet Transport Canada and company standards of performance and safety
  • Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, repair and overhaul, or modification of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures
  • Maintain detailed repair, inspection and certification records and reports.

Illustrative example(s)

  • aircraft gas turbine engine technician
  • aircraft inspector
  • aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) (except avionics)
  • aircraft mechanic
  • aircraft structural repair technician
  • aircraft systems inspector
  • aviation mechanical component shop technician
  • certified aircraft technician
  • hydraulic mechanic, aircraft
  • inspector, flight test
  • inspector, repair and overhaul
  • shop inspector, aircraft repair

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