Most aircraft electricians list "electrical systems," "hazardous materials," and "special tools" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important aircraft electrician responsibilities here:
We've found that 29.9% of aircraft electricians have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 4.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming an aircraft electrician. While it's true that some aircraft electricians have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every three aircraft electricians did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those aircraft electricians who do attend college, typically earn either a electrical engineering degree or a aviation degree. Less commonly earned degrees for aircraft electricians include a electrical engineering technology degree or a electrical and power transmission installers degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an aircraft electrician. We've found that most aircraft electrician resumes include experience from Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Airbus Helicopters. Of recent, Lockheed Martin had 4 positions open for aircraft electricians. Meanwhile, there are 3 job openings at Northrop Grumman and 1 at Airbus Helicopters.