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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers plan, lead and supervise aircraft maintenance checks. They are responsible for identifying and rectifying problems and defects, analysing and interpreting technical procedures, schematic engineering diagrams, manuals and publications. They also approve authorisation holder for issuing Certificate of Release to Service for different types of aircraft. He/she should be the holder of Category A or B Aircraft Maintenance Licence.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in aircraft maintenance engineering

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers lead and supervise aircraft maintenance checks to ensure a high level of safety, reliability and security required by regulatory authorities and the company. They have to ensure that all signed technical logs and documents are completed correctly in accordance with handling procedures and standards.

Communication knowledge and skills

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers must be able to work with others during maintenance and repair of aircraft. They must give clear instructions to their subordinates.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A higher diploma or degree, preferably in aircraft maintenance or engineering, or equivalent

Professional qualification

  • A valid Hong Kong Aircraft Maintenance Licence (with type ratings on different aircraft types is an advantage) For further details, please visit Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department website for HKAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence

Experience

  • 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$110,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 22-36

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 37-38

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Commander) Pay Scale Point 1

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers typically work in hangars or repair stations, and on airfields.

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