What does an Aircraft Mechanic IV do?

Aircraft mechanics maintain aircraft by performing tasks including inspecting mechanical equipment, repairs, parts replacement, and assessing part deterioration. They perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft by diagnosing mechanical and electrical problems, repairing components including wings, brakes, and electrical systems. They replace defective parts using hand or power tools and make sure they examine replacement aircraft parts for any possible defects. They read maintenance manuals to identify repair procedures and test aircraft parts with gauges and other diagnostic equipment.

Aircraft mechanics inspect completed work to ensure it meets performance standards and record all maintenance and repair work. They are responsible for repairing metal, fabric, wood, or composite materials that make up a plane's airframe and skin. Aircraft mechanics must attend a part 147 FAA-approved aviation maintenance technical school and have a certificate of completion recognized by the FAA or relevant experience.

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Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Aircraft Mechanic IV Salaries

Average Base Pay

$53,085 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Aircraft Mechanic IV Career Path

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US Air ForceUS Air Force
F-22 Avionics Specialist (NCOIC)
Nov 2, 2020

“> Job experience is second to none for many AFSC career fields with many training opportunities.”

General AtomicsGeneral Atomics
Aircraft Mechanic
Sep 2, 2020

“i truly enjoyed my time working for General Atomics it offered good career opportunities and ability to advance in your career.”

Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman
Aircraft Structures Mechanic
Apr 1, 2021

“Northrop Grumman pays very well and is honesty a great career to have.”

US Air ForceUS Air Force
Aircraft Mechanic, A&P
Aug 11, 2021

“I am saying you pay an insane amount of money in taxes and you get nothing back.”

ATI Physical TherapyATI Physical Therapy
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Oct 29, 2020

“low pay good yes no great”

Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Jul 12, 2021

“Good work/life balance 4 days off is really good”

The British ArmyThe British Army
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Jul 23, 2021

“good traning and career profression”

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Sep 11, 2020

“Best work and life balance”

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