Aircraft Mechanic

Aircraft Mechanic Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Aircraft Mechanic job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Military Aviation
  • Airworthiness
  • Flight Safety
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  • Airframe
  • Avionics
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  • Military Operations
  • Helicopters
  • Aircraft Engines
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Resume Skills: Software Proficiency

  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • MS Office Suite
  • Maintenance Tracking Software
  • Aircraft Systems simulators
  • Solid Works
  • Aircraft maintenance databases (e.g. AMOS)
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Resume Skills: Technical

  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Avionics
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Technical Documentation
  • Mechanical Drawing
  • Electrical Systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Material Science
  • Thermodynamics
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Resume Skills: Certifications

  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) licence
  • Certification in Advanced Avionics
  • FAA Inspection Authorization
  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Certification
  • Certified Aviation Manager (CAM)
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate
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Resume Skills: Safety Standards

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards
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Resume Skills: Aviation Maintenance

Resume Skills: Avionics Systems

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS)
  • In-flight Entertainment Systems (IFE)
  • Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)
  • Flight Instrument Systems (FIS)
  • AutoPilot Control Systems
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Resume Skills: Diagnostics & Calibration Tools

Resume Skills: Electronics & Hardware

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Your Name
Aircraft Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Senior Aircraft Mechanic
Spearheaded the implementation of automated maintenance management systems, improving process efficiency by 35%
Efficiently completed overhauls of 45 types of military aircraft engines, contributing to a 20% reduction in routine maintenance time
Enhanced Aircraft Maintenance protocols, leading to a 50% decrease in system malfunctions and an increase in flight safety
Led a team of 15 mechanics, training them in updated Aircraft Systems', which led to a 25% overall increase in productivity
Increased aircraft engine life by 40% by instituting preventive and corrective maintenance procedures May 2017 - December 2020
Avionics Technician
Developed a weekly maintenance schedule that enhanced the company’s Commercial Aviation operations by 30%
Oversaw the repair of over 200 airframe and avionics malfunctions, resulting in a 70% decrease in equipment downtime
Introduced innovative problem-solving approaches to Repair & Maintenance of aircraft, improving issue response time by 50%
United Airlines November 2013 - April 2017
Aircraft Mechanic
Effectively maintained an array of Aircraft Engines, reducing repair and downtime by 45%
Maintained 100% Airworthiness, ensuring total compliance with the U.S. Department of Defense standards
Secured an impeccable safety record leading to the company’s recognition in flight safety among other airlines
Resume Worded University December 2012
Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering
Specialized in Avionics Systems
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2013
Certification in Advanced Aircraft Maintenance
Completed with a focus on avionics troubleshooting and repair
Technical Skills: Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics, Aircraft Systems, Troubleshooting, Fault diagnosis, Technical Documentation
Software Proficiency: CATIA (Proficient), MATLAB (Proficient), AutoCAD (Proficient), Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced)
Certifications: Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) licence, Certification in Advanced Avionics, FAA Inspection Authorization
Safety Standards: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards
Certifications: FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate, 2014
Volunteering: Aviation Maintenance Mentor at local High School, 2016-present
Conferences Attended: Annual Aviation Maintenance Conference, 2015-present
Professional Affiliation: Active member of Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)
Your Name
Lead Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2022 - Present
Senior Lead Mechanic
Established cutting-edge preventative Aviation measures, leading to a 50% reduction in unexpected maintenance
Increased the effectiveness of regular Aircraft Maintenance by 60%, resulting in fewer system faults
Coordinated a team of 10 Mechanics, increasing work efficiency by 35% by implementing targeted training
Developed and innovated a Military Aviation procedure for better Airworthiness, recognized by the Department of Defense
Served as a key troubleshoot resource for Aircraft Systems, reducing the reliance on external consultations by 80% June 2016 - January 2022
Aviation Maintenance Supervisor
Maintained an average of 99.9% Aircraft Engine performance efficiency, achieving top operational readiness ratings
Identified and resolved a major flight safety issue, contributing to a 100% safety rating two years in a row
Spearheaded a program reconfiguration that significantly reduced unscheduled maintenance by 25%
Delta Air Lines August 2012 - May 2016
Aircraft Mechanic
Executed regular maintenance and repair on various Airframes, reducing engine failure rates by 15%
Played a significant role in commercial airline operations by maintaining the Airworthiness of 50 aircraft
Contributed to ensuring 100% Flight Safety adherence, resulting in zero safety-related incidents during tenure
Resume Worded University December 2019
Master's Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology
Graduated Top 5% of the Class
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2012
Certified Aviation Manager (CAM)
Required to maintain comprehensive knowledge of aviation management
Aviation Maintenance: Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Equipment Calibration, Equipment Troubleshooting, Inventory Management, Safety Protocols
Software Proficiency: MS Office Suite, Maintenance Tracking Software, Aircraft Systems simulators, AutoCAD, Solid Works, ANSYS
Technical: Mechanical Drawing, Electrical Systems, Hydraulics, Blueprint Reading, Material Science, Thermodynamics
Certifications: Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Certification, Certified Aviation Manager (CAM), FAA Mechanic Certificate
Conferences Attended: Annual Conference of Aviation Maintenance Professionals, 2022; International Symposium on Aviation Maintenance, 2021
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, mentoring children interested in aviation (2016- Present)
Awards: Fly High Excellence Award for Outstanding Aviation Maintenance,, 2019
Your Name
Avionics Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2020 - Present
Senior Avionics Technician
Initiated the use of advanced tools for avionics systems, resulting in 30% more efficient problem detection and resolution
Oversaw both routine and non-routine aircraft maintenance actions, contributing to a 99.9% operational readiness rating
Conducted comprehensive troubleshooting of over 1500 aviation electronic components leading to increased airframe performance by 25%
Led a Military Operations team to effectively manage and maintain a fleet of over 80 helicopters, improving flight time by 20%
Implemented new training methodologies and tactics on Avionics systems handling, promoting quicker troubleshooting times by 40% January 2015 - February 2020
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Ensured 100% compliance to complex Military Aviation guidelines, positioning the company as excellent in safety audits
Coordinated comprehensive check-ups of Aircraft Engines to reduce malfunctions, improving maintenance efficiency by 30%
Contributed to aerospace innovation strategies, resulting in enhanced flight control systems and 20% increased flight speeds
American Airlines June 2010 - December 2014
Avionics Mechanic
Handled maintenance tasks for a fleet of commercial aircraft resulting in 99.8% Airworthiness during my tenure
Adhered to strict A&P guidelines, ensuring all helicopters were consistently in top condition for flight operations
Served as a resource person in the team for the resolution of complex Aircraft Systems malfunctions
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Specialization in Avionics Systems
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2009
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Minor in Physics
Awards: Dean's List 2008 (Top 7% of class)
Avionics Systems: Global Positioning System (GPS), Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS), In-flight Entertainment Systems (IFE), Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), Flight Instrument Systems (FIS), AutoPilot Control Systems
Diagnostics & Calibration Tools: Fluke Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Pitot-Static Testers, Transponder Ramp Test Sets
Electronics & Hardware: Circuit Analysis, Digital and Analog Electronics, Soldering, Multilayer Circuit Board Repairs, Wiring Diagrams
Software & Other Tools: AutoCAD, MATLAB, Aircraft maintenance databases (e.g. AMOS), Microsoft Office Suite
Certifications: FAA Certified Avionics Technician (2014), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (2018)
Awards & Achievements: Engineer of the Year, (2017), Top Performer Award, American Airlines (2012 & 2013)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor, Next Generation Aviation Students Program (2017 - Present), Volunteer, Aviation Without Borders (2015 - Present)
Professional Development: Attended the 2019 Aviation Electronics Europe Conference, Completed 'Advanced Avionics Systems' course, LinkedIn Learning (2021)
Your Name
Airframe And Powerplant Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Delta Airlines June 2018 - Present
Lead Powerplant Mechanic
Honed extensive work with turbine engines, decreasing maintenance hours by 10% year over year
Spearheaded a part replacement project, reducing inventory expenses by $50K annually
Implemented new aerospace standard tests, improving flight safety and reducing rework time by 12%
United Airlines October 2014 - May 2018
Airframe Mechanic
Enhanced aircraft airworthiness, utilizing a unique maintenance strategy resulting in a 15% increase in safety ratings
Led a team of 10 in routine inspections, achieving an exceptional 98% accuracy in fault identification
Reduced repair time by 20% through efficient usage of mechanics tools and skill
Resume Worded January 2012 - September 2014
Junior A&P Mechanic
Facilitated successful retrofitting of older aircraft, resulting in extended lifespan by 7 years
Maintained a remarkably high level of precision, ensuring 100% conformity to FAA regulations
Resume Worded Institute November 2011
Certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
Completed with special distinction and awarded 'Top Performer' status by instructors
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Science - Aircraft Maintenance
Emphasis on aerodynamics, avionics systems, and aviation electronics
Recipient of 'Outstanding Student' Scholarship, 2008 and 2009
Technical Skills: Aircraft Maintenance, Airframe Systems, Powerplant Systems, Hydraulic Systems, Electrical Systems, Non-Destructive Testing, Fuel System Services
Tools & Software: Aircraft Maintenance Database, AvPro Software, CORRIDOR Software, Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, SolidWorks
Safety & Compliance: FAA Regulations, OSHA Standards, Hazardous Waste Management, Emergency Response, Troubleshooting
Certifications & Credentials: Advanced Certificate in Avionics - Resume Worded Institute (2015), FAA Airframe & Powerplant License
Leadership & Volunteering: Senior Mentor - Novice Mechanics Learning Program (Delta Airlines, 2019-Present), Volunteer - Community Aircraft Restoration Project (2017-Present)
Professional Development: Attendee - International Aircraft Mechanics Conference (2019, 2017), Participant - Advanced Powerplant Systems Workshop (2016)
Awards & Recognition: Delta Airlines 'Above & Beyond' Award - For outstanding service and dedication (2020), United Airlines 'Golden Wrench' Award - For outstanding work in airframe repairs (2016)
Your Name
Aviation Maintenance Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
American Airlines July 2016 - Present
Aviation Maintenance Supervisor
Implemented digital record keeping systems, reducing paperwork by 80% and saving 15 hours weekly
Developed an effective training program that boosted team’s maintenance skills, shown by 25% faster turnover times
Optimized the inventory system for aviation parts, resulting in a 10% cost saving annually
Enforced strict guidelines for Aeronautics compliance, maintaining an impressive 100% audit pass rate
Championed routine preventative maintenance tasks, resulting in a 30% decrease in unplanned repair expenses March 2013 - June 2016
Avionics Technician
Implemented new repair methodologies, improving repair time efficiency by 20%
Contributed to avionics installations, reducing downtime for aircraft by 15%
Maintained avionics systems with a positive track record of 95% issue resolution on the first attempt
Emirates Airlines February 2010 - February 2013
Aircraft Mechanic
Maintained rigorous quality checks, contributing to 8% reduction in costs from rework
Executed detailed inspections, resulting in 12% fewer maintenance-related delays
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Science - Aerospace Engineering
Thesis: Advanced Avionics Systems Integration
Resume Worded Institute June 2009
Certificate - Aircraft Maintenance (FAA Approved)
Involved intense practical training for avionic repair and maintenance
Technical Skills: Aircraft Diagnostics, Aircraft Systems, Avionics, Hydraulic Systems, Electrical Systems, Engine Repair
Software Proficiency: AeroTrak, Alkym Management and Control System, AMOS, Corridor, Pentagon 2000SQL, Ramco Aviation Software
Specialization: Boeing 747, Boeing 777, Airbus A320, Airbus A380, Bombardier CRJ200, McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Certifications: FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certification, 2010
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Engineers Without Borders (2018-Present), Vice Chair, Local Aircraft Mechanics Union(2016-2018)
Projects: Managed a team to retrofit older aircraft with updated avionics systems, resulting in improved flight efficiency
Your Name
Aerospace Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Southwest Airlines August 2017 - Present
Senior Aerospace Mechanic
Implemented a proactive maintenance approach, reducing unexpected mechanical failures by 18%
Introduced automation in several inspection processes, increasing operation speed by 15%
Developed measures to preserve airframe longevity, achieving a 15% lifespan extension on average in the fleet
Demonstrated leadership in guiding junior mechanics, contributing to the overall increase in team efficiency by 20%
Executed high-level troubleshooting, reducing system failures by a significant 22% annually
Air Canada March 2013 - July 2017
Aircraft Systems Technician
Established maintenance protocols, decreasing system failures by 10%
Enhanced the team's understanding of complex mechanical systems, leading to a 20% reduction in troubleshooting time
Performed scheduled inspections, contributing to the overall 9% decrease in safety incidents
Resume Worded January 2010 - February 2013
Junior Mechanic (Aviation)
Gained proficient understanding of routine Aircraft Systems maintenance, resulting in 8% fewer safety incidents
Took part in engine rebuild projects, helping to extend engine life span by an additional 5 years
Resume Worded University June 2012
Master of Aeronautical Engineering
Dissertation on advanced aviation maintenance procedures
Resume Worded Institute January 2010
Certification in Aircraft Maintenance
Focused on troubleshooting and repairing aircraft systems
Aircraft Systems: Hydraulic Systems, Control Systems, Electrical Systems, Avionics
Tools: Amplifier Meters, Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers
Software: AeroVue, MX System, Air Suites, MS Office
Technical Skills: Aircraft Troubleshooting, Parts Installation & Replacement, Quality Assurance & Compliance, Aircraft Maintenance and Repair
Certifications: FAA Airframe Technician Certificate, 2018
Awards: Southwest Airlines, Mechanic of the Year, 2019
Projects: Led a cross-functional team to solve recurring electrical faults in Airbus A320, reducing repair time by 20%.
Volunteering: Regular contributor to Aerospace Maintenance Safety, a non-profit organization focused on promoting safety in aircraft maintenance operations.

How do I add skills to an Aircraft Mechanic resume?

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Go through the Aircraft Mechanic posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Aircraft Maintenance, Maintenance & Repair and Aircraft Systems are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Aerospace and Airlines.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Mechanics, Aviation and Military - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Airworthiness, U.S. Department of Defense and Aircraft Engines - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

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  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aviation
  • Mechanics
  • Aerospace
  • Military
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Airlines

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