Aircraft Instrument Mechanic


OFO No:  672101 


What is an Aircraft Instrument Mechanic? 

Aircraft Instrument Mechanics are in demand! 

The job of an Aircraft Instrument Mechanic is to inspect, install, trouble-shoot, repair and maintain all the avionics equipment.

This could include:

  • Radar
  • Navigation
  • Missile control systems etc

What does an Aircraft Instrument Mechanic do?

  • inspect all the instrumentation systems on a regular basis
  • read and interpret manuals
  • repair and install electronic components
  • test and trouble-shoot
  • co-ordinate work with other team players like engineers
  • interpret flight data to diagnose problems
  • keep maintenance records

Are you … ?

  • passionate about airplanes?
  • good with your hands?
  • electronically minded?
  • problem solver?
  • responsible and reliable?

How do I become an Aircraft Instrument Mechanic?

You will need a trade qualification as an Aircraft Instrument Mechanic.

Minimum requirements:  Grade 10 or 12 with Mathematics + English

Places that may offer training/employment:

  • SAAT
  • Private Provider

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Cable Jointer or Goldsmith

Is becoming an Aircraft Instrument Mechanic right career choice for me?

See below for more info.