Basic Job Description:
Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.
1) Analyze training programs and conduct oral and written examinations to ensure the competency of persons operating, installing, and repairing aircraft equipment.
2) Approve or deny issuance of certificates of airworthiness.
3) Conduct flight test programs to test equipment, instruments, and systems under a variety of conditions, using both manual and automatic controls.
4) Examine landing gear, tires, and exteriors of fuselage, wings, and engines for evidence of damage or corrosion, and to determine whether repairs are needed.
5) Examine maintenance records and flight logs to determine if service and maintenance checks and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
6) Inspect new, repaired, or modified aircraft to identify damage or defects, and to assess airworthiness and conformance to standards, using checklists, hand tools, and test instruments.
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7) Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, modification, or repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems, in order to ensure adherence to standards and procedures.
8) Prepare and maintain detailed repair, inspection, investigation, and certification records and reports.
9) Recommend replacement, repair, or modification of aircraft equipment.
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10) Start aircraft, and observe gauges, meters, and other instruments to detect evidence of malfunctions.
11) Examine aircraft access plates and doors for security.
12) Investigate air accidents and complaints to determine causes.
13) Issue pilots' licenses to individuals meeting standards.
14) Observe flight activities of pilots to assess flying skills and to ensure conformance to flight and safety regulations.
15) Recommend changes in rules, policies, standards, and regulations, based on knowledge of operating conditions, aircraft improvements, and other factors.
16) Schedule and coordinate in-flight testing programs with ground crews and air traffic control to ensure availability of ground tracking, equipment monitoring, and related services.
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Holland / RIASEC Career Code: R-I-C SOC: 53-6051.01