Aircraft hydraulic system maintenance mechanic (runway and hangar services) - Salary and Career
Aircraft maintenance mechanics

Aircraft hydraulic system maintenance mechanic (runway and hangar services) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform preventive and corrective maintenance on aircraft. Repair conventional and jet engines, helicopter propeller and rotor systems, repair aircraft structures. They maintain electrical and electronic systems, landing gear, hydraulics, fuel, flight controls, aircraft interiors and other systems such as air conditioning, oxygen and pressurization. Activities are carried out in hangars and airstrips, according to procedure manuals established by manufacturers, as well as safety standards and procedures established by aviation authorities regulations.

How much does an Aircraft hydraulic system maintenance mechanic (runway and hangar services) earn

A Aircraft hydraulic system maintenance mechanic (runway and hangar services) earns between $1.242 and $4.774 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.146 and a median salary of $1.886 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 167 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Aircraft hydraulic system maintenance mechanic (runway and hangar services)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.146 25.756 537 10
1º Quartile 1.242 14.903 310 6
Median Salary 1.886 22.632 472 9
3º Quartile 3.641 43.694 910 17
Higher Salary 4.774 57.293 1.194 23

Professional job categories

  • Workers in repair and maintenance services
    • workers in mechanical repair and maintenance services
      • vehicle maintenance mechanics
        • aircraft maintenance mechanics

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Main workplaces

Aircraft maintenance mechanics they work in air transport companies and related activities, generally as salaried employees, with registration in the portfolio. They work as a team, under the supervision of an engineer. They can work indoors or outdoors, at irregular hours, by rotating shifts or in places outside the air base, in emergency care. They can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, are subject to work under pressure and exposed to toxic materials, radiation and intense noise.

What does it take to work in the field of Aircraft maintenance mechanics

The exercise of these occupations requires a technical course in mechanics (middle level), with specialization in aircraft. The license is obtained at the Department of Civil Aviation (DAC) through examinations. There are three specialties (GMP) powerplants, for working with general aviation, conventional or jet engines, propeller and rotor systems, and with cell powertrain (CEL) systems, for working with pressurization systems. , air conditioning, pneumatic, hydraulic systems and in the structure of aircraft and helicopters in general (fuselage) (AVI) avionics, to work with electrical and electronic components of aircraft, including navigation instruments, radio navigation and radio communication, electrical systems and radar. After obtaining the theoretical knowledge certificate (CCT), three years of experience in maintenance, in a company approved by the DAC, is required to obtain the Technical Qualification Certificate (CHT).

Functions and activities of Aircraft hydraulic system maintenance mechanic (runway and hangar services)

Aircraft maintenance mechanics must:

  • perform maintenance on several systems;
  • perform maintenance on various systems;
  • prove proper operation of aircraft components;
  • repair conventional and reaction engines;
  • prove the correct functioning of aircraft components;
  • perform maintenance on various systems;
  • prove the correct functioning of the aircraft components;
  • prove the correct functioning of the aircraft components;
  • perform electrical and electronic system maintenance;
  • perform flight command system maintenance;
  • repair helicopter propeller and rotor systems;
  • perform hydraulic system maintenance;
  • work safely;
  • repair fuel system;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • repair aircraft structures;
  • perform landing gear system maintenance;
  • prove correct functioning of aircraft components;
  • perform hydraulic systems maintenance;
  • perform flight control system maintenance;
  • perform maintenance of hydraulic systems;
  • perform aircraft interior system maintenance;

  • Activities

    • replace air conditioning and pressurization system parts;
    • demonstrate auditory acuity;
    • demonstrate spatial orientation;
    • replace fire detection and extinguishing system parts;
    • wear personal protective equipment;
    • inspect structures for cracks, twists, corrosion and rubbing surfaces;
    • test the operation of the propellers;
    • demonstrate precision and control;
    • replace drinking water system parts and debris;
    • take responsibility for the service performed;
    • replace seat components;
    • replace transmission gears;
    • review general condition of seats and seat belts;
    • test landing gear anti-slip system;
    • install flight commands;
    • interpret manuals;
    • interpret work orders;
    • review automatic brake system;
    • demonstrate perseverance;
    • repair canopy system components (galley);
    • apply composite materials;
    • demonstrate digital dexterity;
    • inspect oxygen systems, air conditioning, potable water, emergency equipment and anti-ice;
    • balance helicopter propellers and rotors;
    • remove hydraulic system components;
    • replace emergency equipment;
    • interpret electrical diagrams;
    • discriminate odors;
    • review landing gear emergency system;
    • guide aircraft beacon;
    • replace bearings;
    • interpret instrument reading;
    • assemble helicopter propeller and rotor systems;
    • fill in inspection sheets;
    • install hydraulic system components;
    • replace system components;
    • align surfaces to fuselage;
    • replace oxygen system parts;
    • monitor hydraulic fluid levels, lubricants and system pressure;
    • adjust rotor timing set;
    • repair fuel tank;
    • treat structures against corrosion;
    • install fuel tanks;
    • participate in company-sponsored training programs;
    • landing aircraft under maintenance;
    • remove wheels and tires;
    • remove brake system;
    • correct engine malfunction;
    • install engines;
    • test the rotors operation;
    • eliminate defects (leaks, variation in pressure and oil level);
    • assemble landing gear system components;
    • check operating conditions for level and pressure;
    • fix sound and video, lighting and communication systems;
    • flag maintenance areas;
    • perform operational tests on landing gear components;
    • decontaminate the fuel system (removal of water and impurities that may cause defects) ;
    • install electrical and electronic components;
    • balance command surfaces;
    • perform overhaul of components;
    • isolate radar, high frequency and motors test area;
    • lubricate mechanical components;
    • inspect the functioning of the components;
    • fill out fault reports;
    • install engine accessories;
    • test hydraulic system;
    • fill fuel tanks;
    • test helicopter rotor brake;
    • covering structures and maneuvering surfaces;
    • delimit risk areas to preserve people's physical integrity;
    • perform engine overhaul;
    • check electrical activation of the various systems;
    • replace mechanical seals;
    • balance engines;
    • repair electrical and electronic components;
    • self-criticism;
    • isolate testing area for radar, high frequency and motors;
    • operate fire extinguishing equipment;
    • adjust mechanical components of the hydraulic system;
    • repair toilet components;
    • calibrate tires and shock absorbers;
    • remove fuel system components;
    • adjust landing gear system components;
    • check the functioning of the components (pumps, actuators, reservoirs, valves and filters) ;
    • balance helicopters and airplanes;
    • identify defects;
    • adjust flight controls;
    • follow work schedule;
    • work in an organized manner;
    • remove engines;
    • weigh helicopters and airplanes;
    • adjust rotor timing set;
    • untank aircraft;
    • check fastening of rivets;
    • test anti-slip system;
    • perform visual inspection;
    • replace floors and rails;
    • demonstrate selective attention;
    • interpret logic diagrams;
    • collect fluid samples for laboratory analysis;
    • meet work schedule;
    • remove helicopter propellers and rotors;
    • calibrate electronic equipment;
    • remove dampers and actuators;
    • replace hoses and pipes;
    • suggest project improvements;
    • balance control surfaces;
    • replace emergency equipment;
    • perform non-destructive tests;
    • repair plating;
    • work as a team;
    • remove flight commands;
    • test the operation of the engines;
    • demonstrate visual acuity;
    • replace anti-rain and anti-freeze system parts;
    • treat structures against corrosion;
    • monitor hydraulic fluid level, lubricants and system pressure;
    • test power supply and electric power generation systems;
    • work as a team;
    • remove fixed and moving landing gear;

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