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Aircraft Maintenance Technicians

Descriptions & Duties

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technicians carry out aircraft maintenance and servicing tasks in a professional manner and certifies his/her own work within the scope of the approval under minimum supervision. They perform diagnostic evaluations of equipment and maintenance works to ensure quality delivery of services and supervisory duties. They ensure work is accomplished in accordance with the procedures and is progressively signed off.

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:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

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

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Troubleshooting knowledge and skills

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians diagnose complex problems, and they need to evaluate options to correct those problems.

Analysis knowledge and skills

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians must conduct tests and inspections on aircraft, components and systems and evaluate the results.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

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

Professional qualification

  • Professional qualification issued by an aviation authority e.g. Aircraft Maintenance Licence, Aircraft Mechanic Licence, Aircraft Mechanic's Certificate, etc. are preferable

Experience

  • usually substantial experience in aircraft maintenance is an advantage

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services Pay Scale: Rank and File Point 3 - Officer Point 6

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 7-12

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 13-25

*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 Technicians typically work in hangars or repair stations, and on airfields. They should follow safety precautions and wear protective equipment.

Tools

  • Borescope inspection equipment
  • Combination wrenches
  • End cut pliers
  • Pressure indicators - Pressure gauges
  • Voltage or current meters - Electrical current meters; Voltmeters
  • X ray radiography examination equipment - X ray inspection equipment

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