Trainee Aircraft Airframe Mechanic Job Description

August 14, 20120 Comments

Trainee Aircraft Airframe Mechanic Job Profile and Description

The Aircraft Airframe Mechanic Trainee works in preparation to become a full fledged aircraft mechanic with necessary A&P License from the FAA. The work brings him as a helper mechanic in a maintenance crew specializing in an aircraft type such as Boeing B737 to B777, among others. As entry level position, the trainer is often assigned to assist licensed mechanics assigned in the lowest level aircraft type in the airline or service.

Trainee Aircraft Airframe Mechanic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to licensed aircraft airframe mechanics in the checking of aircraft body surfaces, removal of defective sheet metals, fabrication and installation in accordance with engineering bulletins and FAA standards
  • Ensure that all mechanic tools for body repair and sheet metal fabrication are fully accounted for at all times
  • Follow orders of licensed mechanics related to the repair of aircraft body parts
  • Participate in shop floor productivity and quality improvement programs
  • Remove dented or worn-out aircraft sheet metal and structural parts as directed by the mechanic.
  • Assist the senior mechanics in fabricating approved aluminum sheet metal into aircraft body panels
  • Participate in productivity and quality improvement programs.

Trainee Aircraft Airframe Mechanic 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 Airframe Mechanic 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 Airframe Mechanic Salary

As a trainee or apprentice, the salary is often no more than $14,000 – $16,000. But once you pass the training, you can expect to get at least $48,000 annually as an A&P licensed Aircraft Mechanic, depending on the airline and state where you work.

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