Looking for a Job in These Aviation Industry Areas? We Can Help!

12 April, 2021
Looking for a Job in These Aviation Industry Areas? We Can Help!

At Quanta, we have a strong background of working in the aviation industry and those seeking jobs in this sector would do well to take advantage of our expertise.

We have connections to aviation maintenance and operations organizations across the United States, and these clients are regularly looking for talented individuals with particular skill sets. If you are currently looking for a job in aviation, consider the following in-demand skill sets.

A&P Mechanic

A&P (airframe and powerplant) mechanics work on the mechanical components of an aircraft, such as the engine and landing gear. They do not work on navigation, communication or other electronic systems.

An A&P mechanic performs scheduled inspections, records issues, makes repairs and performs regular maintenance. Job duties can vary depending on which part of the aircraft being serviced. One mechanic doing work on the outside of a plane might be fixing a door while a mechanic working on the engine is replacing damaged parts.

The educational requirements to become an A&P mechanic usually includes graduation from a training program certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), although some applicants with applicable work experience may be trained on the job.

Structural Mechanic

The typical Structural Mechanic works within a crew that is responsible for fixing and implementing structural improvements to the body of an aircraft. The job requires fabricating sheet metals for replacement parts to be used in flight control. The job also includes working on fuel cells and replacing windshields. Most of the parts on an aircraft have stringent dimension tolerances and must be compliant to FAA maintenance standards.

For most jobs, a high school diploma is a basic requirement and many employers require a vocational education in aircraft maintenance.

Avionics Technician

The term avionics refers to aviation electronics, and avionics technicians specialize in the upkeep and repairing of the electronic systems on an aircraft.

Avionics technicians should be eager to spot subtle indicators of breakdown, which requires a strong attention to detail. Problem-solving capabilities are necessary for detecting circuit and electronic component issues.

Most jobs require an associate degree in avionic technology, and many require the appropriate certification or licensing. Depending on the job, valuable credentials include an Airframe certification through the FAA or a suitable Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license for aviation communications.

Aviation Maintenance Technician

Aviation maintenance technicians examine and maintain aircraft according to FAA standards and guidelines. An aviation maintenance technician must make sure an aircraft is in working order and repair any issues before an aircraft can be put into service.

On-the-job experience is especially valued in this job, and most jobs call for a minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience, as well as the appropriate certification.

Interiors Tech

Aircraft interior technicians build components and fix problems associated with the inside of aircraft, such as seating and cabinets. Many employers require candidates for these jobs to have at least a high school education, and practical experience. Secondary education offers relevant training for more advanced building, installation and repairing of aircraft interiors.

Let Us Help You Find Career Success in Aviation

At Quanta, we are passionate about connecting ambitious job seekers to career opportunities in aviation. Please contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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