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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

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Inspects, tests, aligns, repairs and installs aircraft electrical and avionic system components. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • dismantling, inspecting, testing, repairing and reassembling aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems, and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • installing electrical circuits and equipment
  • testing aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised test apparatus
  • replacing and testing aircraft oxygen system components
  • assembling parts and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • conducting routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems
  • maintaining records of action taken
Specialisations
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio)
  • Avionics Technician (Defence)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio)
Job prospects for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Victoria

Occupations in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers group include Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures).

Employment prospects
There are currently 800 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,596.20

Hourly earnings
$41.80

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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