Aviation Mechanical Component Technician

Job Description

Aviation Mechanical Component Technicians are experts who work in the overhaul, repair, modification, inspection, testing, and certification of aviation components of pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, electrical, environmental, and mechanical aircraft systems. System components include the aircraft landing gear, wheels, brakes and tires, as well as life preservers, rubber rafts and oxygen masks. They are involved in the set-up and operation of tools and equipment and some semi-automatic processes, and must maintain an accurate record system of work completed.

Aviation Mechanical Component Technicians have a solid understanding of mechanical systems, and are able to interpret technical manuals, blueprints, and electrical schematics effortlessly. With the increasing use of electrical/electronic interfaces in the industry, they must possess advanced knowledge in electronics and electrical systems. Computers are as much a tool of the trade as electrical test equipment. A thorough command of all safety regulations is mandatory when it comes to this position. In order to master this challenging career, Mechanical Component Technicians must be result-driven, detail-oriented, and able to work efficiently under the pressures of daily deadlines and multiple priorities.

Other job titles
  • Aviation Mechanical Component Shop Technician

  • Component Overhaul Technician

  • Mechanical Component 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 Aviation Mechanical Component Technician.

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Work, Education &

Places you
could work

Aerospace Organizations

The Canadian Forces

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MROs)


Completion of Secondary School (required)

Completion of Aviation Technician program (an asset)

CCAA Certification (an asset)


Strong interest and understanding of mechanical systems and ability to interpret technical manuals and drawings, blueprints, and electrical schematics

Problem-solving skills, result-driven, detail oriented

Thorough knowledge of electronics and electrical systems

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

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