1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
      Aircraft Engine Fitter
      Airframe Fitter
      Aircraft Mechanic (Engines)

Inspects, tests, repairs and installs aircraft hydromechanical and flight system components and aircraft engines, sub-assemblies and components.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • inspects, tests, repairs and installs aircraft hydromechanical, piston and gas turbine engine systems and components
  • inspects, tests, repairs and installs flight control system components, rotary and fixed wing
  • submits engines to final tests in specially designed testing facilities, and makes adjustments
  • treats engines with anti-corrosion agents
  • services auxiliary motors and engine accessories such as generators, starters and thermocouples
  • conducts routine pre-flight engine inspections
  • maintains records of action taken
  • maintains and overhauls aircraft systems and sub-assemblies, in accordance with established maintenance schedules, and rectifies defects or malfunctions recorded by test or flight crews
  • dismantles sub-assemblies and checks parts for wear using test apparatus to simulate flying conditions
  • checks fuel and oil lines, control cables and other aircraft systems
  • reassembles components and checks them for operating efficiency
  • conducts routine pre-flight aircraft inspections

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Airframes)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Engines)

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