ISCO 08 Code 7232                 Aircraft engine mechanics and repairers

Lead Statement
Aircraft engine repairers and mechanics fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as airframes, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • fitting, examining, testing and servicing aircraft engines;
  • replacing engine components or complete engines;
  • examining  and inspecting airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems;
  • maintaining, repairing, overhauling, modifying and testing aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems;
  • reading and interpreting manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components;
  • maintaining, repairing , and rebuilding aircraft structures, functional components, and parts such as wings and fuselage, rigging, hydraulic units, oxygen systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, gaskets, and seals;
  • inspecting completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation;
  • maintaining repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance;
  • installing and testing electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft;
  • connecting components to assemblies such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, inverters, and in-flight refueling systems;

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Aircraft engine fitter
  • Aircraft maintenance engineer
  • Aircraft maintenance supervisor
  • Aircraft mechanic
  • Aircraft restorer
  • Aircraft service technician,
  • Airframe and power plant mechanic
  • Airframe mechanic;
  • Aviation maintenance technician,
  • Helicopter mechanic
  • Jet engine mechanic
  • Pneudraulic systems mechanic (aircraft)
  • Powerplant mechanic (aircraft)
  • Rocket engine component mechanic

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Aircraft engine assembler- 8211

ISCO 88 Code(s) 7232
(NCvB; December 2009)