Aircraft mechanics inspect, service, and repair the Military’s fleet of helicopters and airplanes. These mechanics troubleshoot and maintain the aircraft’s structure, engines, and other components, including mission-critical features such as weapons and electronic warfare, and coatings for stealth purposes.Explore this career outside the military
Aircraft mechanics work in aircraft hangars and machine shops located on air bases or aboard aircraft carriers. They may work outside on the airfield, or in climate-controlled shops and hangars.
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Aircraft Mechanics in the Military
Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Aircraft mechanics are offered advanced technical training that prepares them to maintain specific aircraft types and systems. Training content may include: Repair of hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systemsRepair of aluminum, steel, and fiberglass airframes and coveringsPrecision measurement and equipment calibrationEngine disassembly, inspection, and repairSoldering techniquesRead More
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