Trainee Aircraft Engine Specialist Job Description

August 14, 20120 Comments

Trainee Aircraft Engine Specialist Job Profile and Description

The Aircraft Engine Specialist trainee is the entry-level position for a position as a US-FAA licensed Aircraft Engine or Powerplant Mechanic. He or she usually spends anywhere form 6-months to a year as a trainee in apprenticeship work to help the team of engine maintenance crew rated and assigned for to repair specific aircraft engines. The job may require government security clearance.

Trainee Aircraft Engine Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to licensed aircraft engine mechanics in the test, repair and full or partial overhaul of aircraft engines under the specialization of the team.
  • Ensure that all mechanic tools of the engine test cells are fully accounted for at all times
  • Follow orders of licensed mechanics related to the overhaul, repair and test aircraft engines.
  • Ensure orders are complied in accordance with US-FAA standards, bulletins and mandates.
  • Participate in shop floor productivity and quality improvement programs

Trainee Aircraft Engine Specialist Skills and Specifications

  • Should have excellent comprehension skills to read thorough engine repair manuals, FAA and corporate engineering bulletins
  • Should have outstanding manual dexterity and doesn’t mind working in a greasy environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills in English

Trainee Aircraft Engine Specialist Education and Qualifications

  • A high school diploma is necessary but an associate degree in aircraft maintenance or a technical course in any community college or vocational school is an advantage but this can be gained while at work.
  • An A&P license is needed after training to become a full fledge aircraft mechanic

Trainee Aircraft Engine Specialist Salary

As a trainee or apprentice, the salary is not much as this position is preparatory to being a full fledge aircraft mechanic which is what the candidate is aspiring. Some airlines provide only a token allowance for apprenticeship. Expect to get no more than $15,500 – $17,000. But once you pass the training, you can expect to get at least $47,000 per annum as an A&P licensed Aircraft Engine Mechanic, depending on the airline and state where you work.

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