Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians install, modify and repair components of jets, helicopters, propeller-driven airplanes and other aircrafts to ensure passenger safety.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Eye-hand and muscle coordination
  • Physical fitness
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Indoors and outdoors
  • Deal with fumes, noise and uncomfortable positions
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Evening, weekend and overnight work is common

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technician
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Aircraft Structures Technician
  • Machinist
  • Non-Destructive Tester

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Average SAIT graduate employment rate (2017)*
*Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology


Average salary (Alberta)*


Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)*
*Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology

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