Aerospace Engineering Technician

Aerospace Engineering Technician

Overview

Aerospace engineering technicians design, build, test and repair civil and military aircraft. Day-to-day-tasks

Activities

  • You could work on the mechanics of the aircraft or the electrical and electronic systems or ‘avionics’. You may: build and service aircraft
  • create and test systems, like wings, engines, and landing gears
  • install and test electrical systems used in navigation, communications and flight control
  • use computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software
  • build and test prototypes

Organisations

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Businesses such as JJ Churchill Apprenticeships – https://www.jjchurchill.com/careers/apprenticeships/

Workplace

You could work in an aircraft hangar, on an aircraft, in a factory, in an office or in a laboratory. Your working environment may be cramped.

Working Hours

40-42 hours per week (full time)

Salary

£23,000-£42,000 per year

Qualifications

You can get into this job through:

a university course a college course

an apprenticeship

You’ll usually need:

4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science

1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma

Tagged as: [Aerospace and Satellite Technology]

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