Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Engineer

Job roles: Aircraft maintenance certifying engineer

On an Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Engineer apprenticeship you will learn how to maintain and certify aircraft of all types. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of aircraft systems, and how to carry out approved maintenance processes to maintain and certify the airworthiness of the aircraft. Working as an aircraft maintenance certifying engineer involves highly skilled, complex and specialist work, using relevant hand tools and other mechanical equipment. You must comply with civil and or military regulations, and be able to research data sources, ensuring that on completion of a task all aircraft documentation is accurately completed and certified.

A good head for numbers is essential for this apprenticeship as you will be using mathematical techniques and physics to understand the theory of flight and aerodynamics.

On a day-to-day basis, you could find yourself carrying out routine aircraft maintenance, undertaking functional checks, diagnosing faults, and using a range of equipment to carry out techniques such as sealing, jointing and precision drilling. You will also be looking to identify and prevent damage, fatigue and corrosion. On this apprenticeship you will work both individually and as part of a larger team; as you progress you may become responsible for carrying out supervisory duties and overseeing work completed.

You will gain an understanding of how and why standard operating procedures are produced for maintaining aircraft and the importance of using them. An Aircraft Maintenance Licence will be required to carry out this role.

The full apprenticeship standard is available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-...

Qualification: Level 4 (Higher)

Salary: Not available

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