Job description Aircraft Rotary Mechanical Systems Technician near Whitehorse (YT)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "aircraft rotary mechanical systems technician" was moved from the group Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (NOC 7315) to the group Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (NOC 72404).

Find out what work is like for an aircraft rotary mechanical systems technician in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (NOC 72404).

Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors


Aircraft mechanics maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Aircraft inspectors inspect aircraft and aircraft systems following manufacture, modification, maintenance, repair or overhaul. Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors are employed by aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments, and by airlines and other aircraft operators. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.

Job duties

  • Aircraft mechanics
  • Troubleshoot aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic systems to identify problems and adjust and repair systems according to specifications, technical drawings, manuals and established procedures
  • Repair and overhaul aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic systems
  • Install or modify aircraft engines and mechanical, hydraulic, flight control, fuel and pneumatic systems
  • Dismantle airframes, aircraft engines or other aircraft systems for repair, overhaul and cleaning, and reassemble
  • Perform and document routine maintenance
  • Order and maintain inventory of parts and supplies.
  • Aircraft inspectors
  • Inspect structural and mechanical systems of aircraft and ensure that these systems meet Transport Canada and company standards of performance and safety
  • Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, repair and overhaul, or modification of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures
  • Maintain detailed repair, inspection and certification records of aircrafts.

Job titles

  • aircraft gas turbine engine technician
  • aircraft hydraulics mechanic
  • aircraft inspector
  • aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) (except avionics)
  • aircraft mechanic
  • aircraft repair and overhaul inspector
  • aircraft repair shop inspector
  • aircraft structural repair technician
  • aircraft systems inspector
  • aviation mechanical component shop technician
  • certified aircraft technician
  • flight test inspector

Related occupations

Source National Occupational Classification

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