Becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
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Becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)

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Inspects, dismantles and reassembles aircraft structures, and repairs and replaces components of aircraft frames. Works with both metal and carbon fibre composite materials. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $81,429
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 500

What does an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) do?

  • 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


  • Aircraft Structural Fitter (Air Force, Army)

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