Aerospace engineering

Jobholders in this unit group fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies. Licensed aircraft engineers are coded to UNIT GROUP 3113.

Common tasks in this job:

  • examines drawings, manuals and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations
  • fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make aircraft engines
  • replaces engine components or complete engines, installs and tests electrical and electronic components and systems in aircraft
  • examines and inspects airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems
  • maintains, repairs and rebuilds aircraft structures, functional components, and parts
  • maintains comprehensive repair logs.

What qualifications do I need?

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a GNVQ/ GSVQ or a BTEC/SQA award. Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available. NVQs/SVQs in Aircraft Engineering Maintenance are available at Level 3.

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