Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair & Overhaul Technician

Job Description

The gas turbine is one of the greatest inventions of this past century: unique and simple in its basic operation, yet immensely complex in its design. In the aviation and aerospace industry, gas turbine engines are used to power aircraft. Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Technicians enjoy a very challenging and rewarding career that requires a high degree of responsibility and skill. Technicians repair and overhaul gas turbines, rebuild gas turbine engines, balance components and assemblies, test and troubleshoot gas turbines, and inspect gas turbine engine components and assemblies. They work in sophisticated shop environments and test cells, complete with computer-assisted systems and leading-edge tools, machinery, and techniques. In some companies, the job of the gas turbine engine repair and overhaul technician is divided into three roles; inspection, disassembly/assembly and testing.

Since so many of today’s aircraft rely on gas turbine engines to fly, the Gas Turbine Technician will always be needed by airlines, maintenance, repair and overhaul organizations (MROs), and engine manufacturers.

Other job titles
  • Aircraft Engine Overhaul Mechanic

  • Aircraft Engine Test Operator

  • Engine Shop Technician

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The Canadian Council of Aerospace & Aviation manages the certification process for this and other regulated careers in our industry.

Our industry has identified this career as in-demand, and is looking for certified skilled labourers to fill positions in this role. Use our self-assessment screening tool, and we’ll help you determine what steps you need to take to expedite your certification for Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair & Overhaul Technician.

By completing this assessment, you’ll provide us with everything we need to point you in the right direction to completing your certification. And, once you’re certified, we’re ready to introduce you to employers looking for people with your skills.

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Work, Education &

Places you
could work

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MROs)

Aircraft Operators

Repair and Overhaul Shops of Engine Manufacturers

The Canadian Forces


Completion of Secondary School (required)

Completion of a Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul program at a college or approved training organization, or a company-sponsored training program or completion of a Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul apprenticeship program (required)

CCAA Certification (an asset)


Strong reading comprehension skills

Ability to interpret technical manuals and drawings

Good manual dexterity and a strong mechanical aptitude for intricate assembly procedures

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

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