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I'm looking into finding a job a aircraft mechanic/structural mechanic. After I complete my trade school, what would be some steps I would take to hired on in that career field?


Nicholas Bell Lawrenceville, GA

Trade school is in Georgia. Who would be a good point of contact for network in this field.

18 May 2015 4 replies Education & Training



Jeff Pascoe Mount Pleasant, SC

Since you are in southeast, try applying to a few of the Boeing sites in the area.


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Paul Harrison Pennington, NJ

Nicholas. I work in the aviation field, so my answer goes towards the aviation mechanic part of your question. To begin working as an aircraft mechanic, you will need your FAA Airframe and Powerplant licenses (A&P). You mentioned trade school, so I am guessing that this is what you are pursuing. Once licensed look for a way to get a foot in the door at an aircraft operator. I see way too many mechanics searching for jobs that want to be hired into a specific, high level position. These applicants usually get rejected. The ones that get the job are willing to start at the bottom, towing, washing, cleaning aircraft, or working at odd hours, either early or late. A good way to gain experience is at a corporate aviation operator. They often look for a mechanic to fill in when employees are on vacation or otherwise unavailable..


Douglas Lavelle Chatham, NJ

Thank you for your service. I am not in that field, but thought this may help., I would also recommend short listing of companies where you would like to work. From there, you can target the HR groups and also start/continue networking. Glad to assist further. Best- Doug

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