Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Helper

Assist in servicing, repairing and overhauling aircrafts and engines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Helpers do?

Assists other workers engaged in servicing, repairing, and overhauling aircraft and aircraft engines, performing any combination of following duties: Replaces batteries, filters, and similar accessories, using mechanic’s handtools. Removes inspection plates, cowling, engine covers, floor boards, and related items, to permit access for repair or inspection, and replaces items upon completion of work. Assists AIRFRAME-AND-POWER-PLANT MECHANIC 621.281-014 in dismantling, repairing, overhauling, or replacing parts and assemblies, such as engines, plumbing and hydraulic systems, and aircraft structural sections. Cleans aircraft interior and exterior parts and assemblies with solvents or other cleaning solutions. Inflates tires, fills gasoline tanks and oil reservoirs, and greases aircraft, using grease gun. May assist manufacturing facility flight line personnel in servicing and repairing aircraft prior to flight or customer acceptance and be designated Flight Line Service Attendant. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be an Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

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    How to Become an
    Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Helper

    Most Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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