A Day in the Life of an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)

If you’re thinking about a career change or aviation maintenance training, you’ve likely wondered about a typical day in the life of an aviation maintenance technician. Right? Let’s dive right in!

As an aviation maintenance technician (AMT), no two days are the same. These highly skilled professionals are responsible for maintaining and repairing aircraft, and their work is vital to ensuring the safety and reliability of the aviation industry.

Here’s a look at what a typical day might be like for an AMT:

  1. Inspection and maintenance. AMTs start their day by performing routine inspections and maintenance on aircraft, which may include checking fluid levels, replacing worn or damaged parts, and performing basic repairs.
  2. Troubleshooting and repair. When something goes wrong with an aircraft, it’s up to the AMT to identify the problem and fix it. Troubleshooting may involve using diagnostic tools and equipment to test and troubleshoot systems or disassembling and reassembling components to locate and repair faults.
  3. Record-keeping and documentation. AMTs also spend a significant portion of their day completing paperwork and documenting their work. This includes keeping track of maintenance and repair records and ensuring that all work meets regulatory standards and requirements.
  4. Training and continuing education. To stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and techniques, AMTs also invest time in training and continuing education. This may involve attending seminars, online courses, or on-the-job training.
  5. Collaboration and communication. AMTs work as part of a team and often collaborate with other technicians, pilots, and engineers to solve problems and ensure the smooth operation of aircraft. Good communication skills are essential in this role.

Two aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) deicing a plane at Cape Air

Two aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) deicing a plane at Cape Air

Overall, a day in the life of an AMT is varied and exciting. Because there are so many sectors of aviation, specialities, and needs of the industry, very rarely will two days be the same. Whether performing routine inspections, troubleshooting and repairing problems, or staying current on the latest technologies, AMTs are an essential part of the aviation industry and play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of aircraft. They contribute to the safety of our communities in meaningful ways, and their skills are essential to our daily way of life.

Are you ready to start a career where you’re at the center of the action utilizing your skills in an ever-changing and exciting environment? Then fill out the form below to learn more about NAA training today!