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Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics

Descriptions & Duties

  • Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics carry out aircraft maintenance/overhaul tasks under supervision to ensure optimal and safe operations. They use aircraft documentation and maintenance publications relative to corresponding level properly, ensure works are completed in accordance with the relevant Aircraft Maintenance manual instruction and reaches the required standards and complete documentation relative to his/her level according to the requirements of the Civil Aviation Department.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


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:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

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


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Technical knowledge and skills in aircraft maintenance engineering

Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics must apply the technical knowledge and skills when assessing and repairing aircraft.

Troubleshooting knowledge and skills

Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics use diagnostic equipment on engine systems and components in order to identify and fix problems.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman Trainee Programme, or equivalent


  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experiences

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $10,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 5-8

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 8-10

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics typically work in repair stations. They do strenuous physical work, often lift heavy parts and tools. They should follow precautions and wear protective equipment.


  • Aircraft pushback or tow tractors
  • Inspection mirror
  • Metal cutters
  • Power drills
  • Scaffoldings

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