Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.
Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.
Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
Maintain repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance.
Modify aircraft structures, space vehicles, systems, or components, following drawings, schematics, charts, engineering orders, and technical publications.
Inspect airframes for wear or other defects.
Measure parts for wear, using precision instruments.
Obtain fuel and oil samples and check them for contamination.
Maintain, repair, and rebuild aircraft structures, functional components, and parts such as wings and fuselage, rigging, hydraulic units, oxygen systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, gaskets, and seals.
Replace or repair worn, defective, or damaged components, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.
Read and interpret pilots' descriptions of problems to diagnose causes.
Test operation of engines and other systems, using test equipment such as ignition analyzers, compression checkers, distributor timers, and ammeters.
Spread plastic film over areas to be repaired to prevent damage to surrounding areas.
Measure the tension of control cables.
Remove or install aircraft engines, using hoists or forklift trucks.
Assemble and install electrical, plumbing, mechanical, hydraulic, and structural components and accessories, using hand or power tools.
Locate and mark dimensions and reference lines on defective or replacement parts, using templates, scribes, compasses, and steel rules.
Fabricate defective sections or parts, using metal fabricating machines, saws, brakes, shears, and grinders.
Reassemble engines following repair or inspection and reinstall engines in aircraft.
Service and maintain aircraft and related apparatus by performing activities such as flushing crankcases, cleaning screens, and lubricating moving parts.
Clean, refuel, and change oil in line service aircraft.
Trim and shape replacement body sections to specified sizes and fits and secure sections in place, using adhesives, hand tools, and power tools.
Accompany aircraft on flights to make in-flight adjustments and corrections.
Remove or cut out defective parts or drill holes to gain access to internal defects or damage, using drills and punches.
Install and align repaired or replacement parts for subsequent riveting or welding, using clamps and wrenches.
Inventory and requisition or order supplies, parts, materials, and equipment.
Clean, strip, prime, and sand structural surfaces and materials to prepare them for bonding.
Communicate with other workers to coordinate fitting and alignment of heavy parts, or to facilitate processing of repair parts.