Airplane Mechanic 

Students are provided an introduction into STEM Careers with an emphasis on Aircraft Powerplant Technician, Airframe Mechanics Technician,
Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Aircraft Engine Specialist, and Helicopter Engine Specialist.

This lesson highlights the example of “Everyday in the life of an Airplane Mechanic.” What kind of work might a Airplane Mechanic do? Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. What essential skills does this career require?

As part of the GE Brilliant Career Lab collection, this lesson is designed to be co-facilitated by a BCL instructor along with the classroom teacher. 


Subjects Technology,  Engineering

Grade Levels 9-12

Fab Tools Laser cutter, 2D design software 

Collections Fab Tested, GE Collection

Contributors Brian Purvis and Alethea Campbell