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Aeronautical Engineering Technician

Aliases: Aeronautical Engineer, Aeronautical Technician, Laboratory Test Mechanic, Aircraft Test Analyst

Industry/Sector(s): Aerospace and Aviation


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Aeronautical Engineering Technician is expected to perform include:

  • Setting up and operating equipment to test metal aircraft parts according to standard procedures to discover faults of design and fabrication
  • Installing units such as rib, assemblies, struts, landing gears, valves, ducts, universal joints and motors in testing equipment and machines ​
  • Connecting wiring, tubing, couplings and power sources using hand tools
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. The organization or institution remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA) and One Leg (OL)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, graduate degree

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in measuring induced variations from normal with precision instruments such as micrometres, vernier callipers, manometers, pressure gauzes, flow meters, strain gauzes, dynamometers, etc.​
  • Adept at recording results for analysis by engineering department
  • Well-versed with operating test equipment and machines 
  • Knowledge of determining factors such as stress, strain, pressure turbulences, velocities, flow of fuel, oil and air, wear and usability of installed units under conditions of heat, cold, high speeds, torque and load
  • Knowledge of developing devices such as flat patterns, contour templates and forming block using hand tools and machine tools
  • Knowledge of making mechanical, sheet metal and plumbing parts and assemblies for experimental test projects
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://www.iist.ac.in/admissions/undergraduate/btech-aerospace-engineering

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

 Trainee → Aeronautical Engineering Technician  Aeronautical Engineer

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants - Rs 16,000 to Rs 25,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 3

Organizations dealing with aviation and/or aerospace 

KEYWORDS 
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aeronautical Technician
  • Aircraft Test Analyst
  • Laboratory Test Mechanic
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3115.1000 Aeronautical Engineering Technician
ISCO 2008 3115 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
NIC 2008 71200 Technical testing and analysis
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 3
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew​
3http://www.htcampus.com/aeronautical-engineer-career/
4http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-3.pdf
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