Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic
Trade Coordinator: Cathy Pierson
Airframe and power plant mechanics adjust, align, and calibrates aircraft systems, using hand tools, gauges, and test equipment. Disassemble and inspects parts for wear, warping, or other defects. Services and maintains aircraft systems by performing tasks, such as flushing crankcase, cleaning screens, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes. Removes engine from aircraft or installs engine, using hoist or forklift truck.
- 16 years of age with a high school diploma
- Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or a GED® certificate
Local apprenticeship committee may require additional qualifications.
The work is done primarily indoors, but often requires working in confined spaces. The working environment
varies depending on the type of job. The work can require considerable standing, bending, reaching and lifting and may be conducted in cramped spaces or at heights and using hoists or forklifts.
Average Journey Pay
$18.90 per hour
Recommended High School or College Courses
The apprenticeship agreement combines both the on-the-job experience and classroom related training instruction over a period of approximately two and a half years. A minimum of 176 hours of related training per year is required along with 4,812 hours of on the job training.