Aircraft Engine Mechanic apprenticeship

Description of the apprentice process of an Aircraft Engine Mechanic

Aircraft Engine Mechanic

DOT code: 621.281-014, RAIS code: 0005

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Services aircraft. Performs end-of-runway, post-flight, preflight, thru-flight, and phase inspections. Performs integrated combat turns and hot pit refuels. Advises on problems maintaining, servicing, and inspecting aircraft and related aerospace equipment. Uses technical data to diagnose and solve maintenance problems on aircraft systems. Interprets and advises on maintenance procedures and policies to repair aircraft and related equipment. Troubleshoots and maintains aircraft structures, systems, components, and related equipment. Removes and installs aircraft components. Conducts functional tests of repaired components and systems. Adjusts, aligns, and rigs aircraft systems. Supervises and performs aircraft jacking, lifting, and towing operations. Inspects aircraft structures, systems, components, and related systems. Performs aircraft and component inspections. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective actions. Inspects and checks components for clearances, tolerances, proper installation, and operation. Inspects and operates powered and non-powered aerospace ground equipment. Inspects and identifies aircraft corrosion for prevention and repair. Reviews maintenance forms, aircraft records, automated maintenance data systems, and historical reports to ensure complete documentation. Inventories and maintains aircraft equipment. Crew chief, repair and reclamation, and maintenance support functions. Assists in launching and recovering the aircraft. Reviews maintenance data collection summaries to determine trends and production effectiveness. Performs crash recovery duties.

Work Process Schedule

Task Hours
A. Aircraft general 1000
B. Aircraft general Task 2000
C. Airframe, utility, and egress systems 2000
D. Landing gear and engine systems 2000
E. Fuel, hydraulic, and electrical systems 100
(Every 2,000 hours = one year) total hours: 8,000

Related technical instruction

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. The following work process is in effect at the 104 th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Westfield, Mass. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Standards at (617) 626-5409.

First year
-583 hours, Fighter Aircraft Maintenance (A-10) course, Sheppard AFB TX
-195 hours, Fighter Aircraft Maintenance (A-10) course, Davis-Monthan AFB AZ
-96 hours training/duty position and core task certification

Second year
-108 hours, Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic Journeyman career development course
192 hours training/duty position and core task certification

Third year
192 hours training/duty position and core task certification

Fourth year
192 hours training/duty position and core task certification