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Aviation Inspectors
District Of Columbia

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Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.

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Currently Employed: 340

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $27.78 - $61.32

Typical Annual Salary: $57,800 - $127,600

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Approve or deny issuance of certificates of airworthiness.
  • Conduct flight test programs to test equipment, instruments, and systems under a variety of conditions, using both manual and automatic controls.
  • Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, modification, or repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures.
  • Examine aircraft access plates and doors for security.
  • Investigate air accidents and complaints to determine causes.
  • Start aircraft and observe gauges, meters, and other instruments to detect evidence of malfunctions.
  • Examine landing gear, tires, and exteriors of fuselage, wings, and engines for evidence of damage or corrosion and the need for repairs.
  • Examine maintenance records and flight logs to determine if service and maintenance checks and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
  • Inspect new, repaired, or modified aircraft to identify damage or defects and to assess airworthiness and conformance to standards, using checklists, hand tools, and test instruments.
  • Recommend replacement, repair, or modification of aircraft equipment.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Eddy current examination equipment
  • Inspection mirror
  • Integrated maintenance information systems
  • Pick or place robots
  • Torque wrenches

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Industrial control software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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