|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Also known as: Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Tradesperson
Aircraft maintenance engineers (avionics) maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test electrical, electronic, instrument and radio systems-components, as well as other aircraft electrical and electronic components and accessories, while such systems-components are still on-aircraft or in a workshop environment after they have been removed from the aircraft. These systems-components include generator and power-distribution systems, protection systems, autopilot and integrated flight systems, environmental control systems, and radar and communication systems.
Aircraft maintenance engineers (avionics) usually work inside and around actual aircraft. Their work may take place inside large aircraft hangars and in workshops. Aircraft maintenance engineers (avionics) may be employed by general aviation companies, domestic and international airlines, aerospace companies and the Australian Defence Force.
To become an aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) you usually have to complete an apprenticeship with training leading to the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics).
With experience and a Diploma of Aeroskills, you can go on to become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME).
Of course, with further training and experience you might work in occupations such as aircraft maintenance manager ( Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Engineering ) or aerospace engineer ( Degree ) , and you can continue to progress along a career pathway that could see you in many senior management positions.
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