Top Aircraft Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Aircraft Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Aircraft Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 37.1% of Aircraft Engineer resumes contained Aircraft Parts as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Aircraft Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Aircraft Engineer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Aircraft Parts

high Demand
Here's how Aircraft Parts is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Performed aircraft troubleshooting, monitoring aircraft parts, 200 hrs inspection on jet stream-3100 aircraft.
  • Lead Hand - E41 Final Certification on release of aircraft parts to serviceable condition.
  • Performed proper inspection and documentation of aircraft parts, installations and assemblies that verifies dimensional/positional accuracy within engineering compliance requirements.
  • Inspected aircraft parts to ensure conformity to drawing and engineering specifications, certified to perform metal hardness/conductivity inspection.
  • Assisted in the accurate accountability of aircraft parts inventory and associated equipment during unit inactivation process.
  • Led several projects, communicating effectively with customers regarding aircraft parts and due-out dates.

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2. Federal Aviation Administration

high Demand
Here's how Federal Aviation Administration is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Complied with all Federal Aviation Administration and General Electric regulations.
  • Coordinate engine import/export with the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Performed aircraft repair work to specification per the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Completed all paperwork per Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations.
  • Ensured the effective development, implementation, and revision of maintenance protocols necessary under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Maintain aircraft logs and other records in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration standards.

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3. Structural Repairs

high Demand
Here's how Structural Repairs is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Worked in overhaul facility, fabricating and installing structural repairs and modifications to wide body and narrow body aircraft.
  • Conducted experimental structural repairs and multiple heavy inspections for deployment readiness.
  • Conduct numerous structural repairs increasing aircraft readiness.
  • Worked mostly performing sheet-metal and structural repairs.
  • Perform structural repairs as required and prepare components for NDI inspections by cleaning and striping and repainting components after inspections.
  • Follow and interpret blue prints, schematics and drawings to perform assembly, minor structural repairs or required preventive maintenance.

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4. Airframe

high Demand
Here's how Airframe is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Performed Component Removal/Installation on Engine and Airframe as per Aircraft Maintenance Manual.
  • include aircraft defect rectification on airframe and avionics system; components replacement and routine servicing of aircraft with Engine run qualified.
  • Performed general maintenance to airframe facilitate cleaning, Inspection and repair or replacement of components required.
  • Inspected airframe modifications and custom interior installations for BBJ's according customer requests.
  • Licensed airframe and power plant technician responsible for aircraft avionics and electrical systems.
  • Performed airframe structural repairs and modifications in accordance with FAA regulations.

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5. Engine Parts

high Demand
Here's how Engine Parts is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Work with aircraft engine parts turbine blades

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6. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Updated filing systems and created CAD drawings.
  • Overhauled the existing NEIRHH design with a one and only H-tail design using Siemmens NX CAD software and Solid Works.
  • Created electrical control circuit wiring diagrams for automation products and in-house manufacturing equipment using AutoCad and manual drawing methods.
  • Gained proficiency in CAD, design control, Chemical compatibility, Geometric dimensions and tolerance, Statistical analysis.
  • Develop and test prototypes in cadaver labs, design refinement and associated documentation.
  • Executed CAD file updates during migration to ensure compatibility with Windchill requirements.

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7. Trouble Shooting

high Demand
Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Performed trouble shooting of both basic and advance systems including Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems on all fleets mentioned above.
  • Repair and refurbish aircraft seats for major airlines, including trouble shooting of telecommunication wiring in aircraft seats.
  • Trouble shooting problems with mating surfaces, component closures and making adjustment as necessary using service manuals.
  • Locate sources of problems by trouble shooting using meters and precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Performed aircraft inspections, repairs, systems trouble shooting and functional checks.
  • Performed structural air frame repairs, avionics installations and trouble shooting.

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8. BAE

high Demand
Here's how BAE is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Contracted to BAe Systems Corporate Air Travel.
  • Employed on Line maintenance of Fokker F100, Fokker F50 and BAe 146 up to and including A check.
  • Contracted to Malmo Aviation Gothenburg Airport.Responsible for Line maintenance of BAe 146 fleet.
  • Supervised base maintenance on; BAc 1-11, BAe 146- RJ/100 & Boeing 727.

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9. Test Procedures

high Demand
Here's how Test Procedures is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Developed and implemented high pressure, high temperature test procedures, and improved previously established dovetail and P seal installation procedures.
  • Generated and prioritized engineering drawings and calculations, hydraulic schematics, reports, and test procedures to meet customer requirements.
  • Generated Software Requirement Specifications and Test Procedures for Building Automation SCADA system from System Requirement Specification and Function Block Diagrams.
  • Organized/created/updated status, including Acceptance Test Procedures/Reports and Qualification Test Reports/Procedures for preparation in final sell of product(s).
  • Collaborated with orthopedic surgeons and research team to develop test procedures designed to quantify injury prevention and rehabilitation efforts.
  • Validate manufacturers test procedures and system specifications to confirm their ability to comply with government technical standards.

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10. STC

average Demand
Here's how STC is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Experience of need for obtaining STC s for incorporation.
  • Generate engineering data, wiring diagrams, technical and certification publications for STCs and major/minor modifications of the aircraft.
  • Approve data for STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) with the Seattle ACO and Military Certification Offices.

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11. Hydraulic Systems

average Demand
Here's how Hydraulic Systems is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Maintained accurate logs of maintenance procedures and inspections of components like hydraulic systems, engines, landing gear, and electronics.
  • Participated in all aspects of installation, repair, maintenance, testing and inspection of aircraft pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Examine vital aircraft components, including landing gear and hydraulic systems to locate problems such as cracks and leaks.
  • Performed C-checks, routine maintenance, cargo hold and Hydraulic systems inspections on Boeing 737- 200 series aircraft.
  • Assisted in Repair and overhaul aircraft structural, and hydraulic systems as per AMM.
  • Serviced landing gear, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems.

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12. Engine Changes

average Demand
Here's how Engine Changes is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Perform maintenance, repair, and modificationsincluding engine changes on flight test aircraft while training at Bombardier Flight Test Center.
  • Job assignments ranges from dual engine changes to minor component changes, sheet metal projects, and other assignments per inspection requirements
  • Participated in four engine changes, 11 auxiliary power unit changes, and seven aircraft modifications.
  • Performed engine changes and prop changes, with no lost missions and no squawks.
  • Perform engine changes and prop changes.
  • Performed Hot Sections and Engine Changes.

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13. Aw139

average Demand
Here's how Aw139 is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Licensed engineer maintaining both AW139's and S76A+ fleet in support of oil and gas industry.

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14. A320

average Demand
Here's how A320 is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Prepared Engineering Authorizations for modifications to A320 and E190 aircraft.
  • Line maintenance on A319 and A320 aircraft.
  • Approved GCAA Technical Assessor on A320/A330/A340.
  • Taxi and run-up qualified for A320.
  • Performed line maintenance and overnight maintenance on the A319, A320, A330, B747, B737 and the DC9 aircraft.
  • Qualified for engine run and taxi, B747, B757, B727, DC9, A320.

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15. EO

average Demand
Here's how EO is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of general quality inspection procedures, maintenance forms, records, reporting system and management thereof.
  • Perform duties as Safety Monitor, FOD (foreign object damage) Focal and People Council/Morale Focal.
  • Travel to Lockheed Martin in Marietta Georgia to Inspect the remainder of our prescribed work package.
  • Supervised crews of 1-7 people for aircraft jacking, towing, washing and operational checks.
  • Maintained all assigned Liquid and Gaseous Oxygen Carts and Liquid Nitrogen Carts.
  • Worked with groups of people and singly in labs and on aircraft.

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16. Flight Line

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Here's how Flight Line is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Performed operational flight line maintenance and servicing.
  • Supervised 6 assistant supervisors and 102 flight line employees performing scheduled inspections.
  • Certified new team members on the mechanics and fueling process of each aircraft on the flight line.
  • Directed and Assisted Flight Line Mechanics In Performance of Duties.
  • Performed maintenance, structural and inspections on C-130s both in flight line and ISO check arenas.
  • Organized all maintenance and flight line operations on Bell Helicopters, Cessna C208 and C406 aircraft.

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17. UAE

average Demand
Here's how UAE is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Assure that all maintenance tasks are carried out in accordance with the UAE Civil Aviation Authority Regulations (GCAA).

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18. SB

average Demand
Here's how SB is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Performed all AD, SB or SIL in Jetstream-3100 aircraft.

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19. Base Maintenance

average Demand
Here's how Base Maintenance is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Perform line and base maintenance of the following aircrafts: GIV, GV, G500 and G650

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20. Quality Standards

low Demand
Here's how Quality Standards is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Taught/Trained and assisted other NDT employees in the Quality Standards.
  • Performed installation inspections of system components such as electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic, for quality standards.
  • Used micrometers, calipers and depth gauges to verify quality standards were met and documented discrepancies.

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21. Control Systems

low Demand
Here's how Control Systems is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Authored & taught seminar on EMI issues Implemented preliminary test methodology to determine shielding effectiveness of prototype components of electronic engine-control systems
  • Developed test programs and operating procedures for hydraulic systems such as hydraulic power units, accumulator modules and control systems.
  • Supervised design modification projects to mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation & control systems for Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station.
  • Designed protection and control systems for transmission and distribution substations and verified and tested the accuracy of schematics.
  • Provided telephone support to customers for automated environmental control systems; Wrote instructional procedure documents for customers.
  • Produced timing and count equipment specification / design documentation for Mobile Optical Recording instrumentation control systems.

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22. Technical Data

low Demand
Here's how Technical Data is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Developed and obtained regulatory approval for technical data required for modification and repairs of equipment furnishings and components.
  • Perform incoming aircraft accountability/inventory inspections in accordance with technical data, drawings, work instructions, etc.
  • Performed aircraft inspections, troubleshooting and repair in accordance with applicable technical data.
  • Developed, maintained, evaluated and provided technical data related to aircraft maintenance functions.
  • Reviewed government contract requirements and technical data to verify maintenance was performed correctly.
  • Initiate supplemental work orders as maintenance requirements develop or technical data changes.

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23. A310

low Demand
Here's how A310 is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Employed on LineMaintenance of Airbus A300-600, A310, A320, A321 and A330.
  • Flight duties to provide technical certification to PIA A310/ A300 flights at out station and VVIP flightsutie

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24. NDT

low Demand
Here's how NDT is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Supported Company alignment, as applicable, to industry specifications for NDT technologies and personnel training and certification requirements.
  • Established NDT system design criteria to meet manufacturing requirements for capacity and capability.
  • Supported NDT emerging technologies application and development.
  • Maintained Industry level 2 certifications (ASNT, NAS 410) - Establish unique NDT applications in support of investigations.
  • Developed, reviewed and approved standard work pertaining to application of NDT methods in meeting quality requirements.
  • Level II FPI certified to NAS 410 and Pratt & Whitney NDTQ* Level I X-Ray certified.

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25. APU

low Demand
Here's how APU is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Designed APU installation for Chinese for King Air model aircraft.
  • Provided APU operation and supervision during post-maintenance and troubleshooting tasks.
  • Overhauled and tested APU Starters and other electronic components
  • Created, instituted and supervised APU blanket modification.
  • Removed, installed and adjustment elevator, serviced APU, Engines, IGD, and HYD reservoir.
  • Performed engine & APU run-up.

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26. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Developed software to support development of graphical telemetry displays for NASA Enhanced Telemetry Display System.
  • Resolved NASA experiment instrumentation requirements to ESA equipment capabilities.
  • Improved my professionalism and communication skills by following NASA's high expectations in sampling strategies.
  • Led the software development for multiple successful NASA and DOD small business innovative research (SBIR) grants.

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27. GSE

low Demand
Here's how GSE is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Use in Maintenance on Ground Support Equipment (GSE).

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28. Technical Personnel

low Demand
Here's how Technical Personnel is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Translated Engineering documents into practical work instructions for technical personnel.
  • Translated Manufacturers' (Boeing and Airbus) into practical work instructions for technical personnel to carry out.

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29. Technical Manuals

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Here's how Technical Manuals is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Translated technical manuals from English to Greek.
  • Perform electrical installations, modifications, and troubleshoot using technical manuals, engineering specifications to perform required tasks.
  • Performed maintenance in accordance with schematics, publications and technical manuals.
  • Employed troubleshooting methods using technical manuals and schematic drawings.
  • Inspect work using technical manuals to maintain safety and quality at its highest standards.
  • Use of many technical manuals and proper interpretation of the blueprints is a very large part of the work performed.

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30. Stress Analysis

low Demand
Here's how Stress Analysis is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Conduct FEA dynamic structural Fail-Safe stress analysis of BOEING 787 Horizontal Stabilizer Trim Assembly (HSTA).

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31. Maintenance Actions

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Here's how Maintenance Actions is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Review effectiveness of maintenance actions in order to identify any remedial measures.

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32. Major Components

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Here's how Major Components is used in Aircraft Engineer jobs:
  • Pull system loads & Conduct FEA in MSC PATRAN, FEMAP and ANSYS for major components and assemblies, bolts/lugs/bearings/fasteners.
  • Operate and supervise use of special support equipment used in removal and installation of major components.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Aircraft Engineer

Aircraft Parts42.5%
Federal Aviation Administration11.1%
Structural Repairs10.3%
Airframe3.8%
Engine Parts3.1%
CAD3.1%
Trouble Shooting3.1%
BAE2.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Aircraft Engineer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Aircraft Parts
Aircraft Parts
37.1%
37.1%
2
2
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
9.7%
9.7%
3
3
Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs
9%
9%
4
4
Airframe
Airframe
3.3%
3.3%
5
5
Engine Parts
Engine Parts
2.7%
2.7%
6
6
CAD
CAD
2.7%
2.7%
7
7
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
2.7%
2.7%
8
8
BAE
BAE
2.3%
2.3%
9
9
Test Procedures
Test Procedures
2%
2%
10
10
STC
STC
1.7%
1.7%
11
11
Hydraulic Systems
Hydraulic Systems
1.7%
1.7%
12
12
Engine Changes
Engine Changes
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Aw139
Aw139
1.3%
1.3%
14
14
A320
A320
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
EO
EO
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Flight Line
Flight Line
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
UAE
UAE
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
SB
SB
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Base Maintenance
Base Maintenance
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Control Systems
Control Systems
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Technical Data
Technical Data
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
A310
A310
1%
1%
24
24
NDT
NDT
1%
1%
25
25
APU
APU
1%
1%
26
26
Nasa
Nasa
1%
1%
27
27
GSE
GSE
1%
1%
28
28
Technical Personnel
Technical Personnel
1%
1%
29
29
Technical Manuals
Technical Manuals
1%
1%
30
30
Stress Analysis
Stress Analysis
1%
1%
31
31
Maintenance Actions
Maintenance Actions
1%
1%
32
32
Major Components
Major Components
1%
1%

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