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HOT JOBS PROFILE: Aviation Services

Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics; including the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.

Applicable Programs in the Area


Air Mechanics - Manufacturing

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$20 – $30/hour (average entry level wage)

Daily Tasks

  • Making parts for the loading systems in the planes, and making parts for the airplane repairs.
  • Individually machining parts for the planes themselves, when a part goes bad or a specialty part needs to be made.

Career Path

  • Started in aviation in 1987. Went to college and got his license.

Air Mechanics - Maintenance

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$25 – $35/hour (average entry level wage)

Daily Tasks

  • Managing the production, the staff, and the parts in the maintenance department.
  • Making sure all the repairs run smoothly, and everything that needs to be repaired is taken care of.

Career Path

  • Joined the Air Force, 20 year veteran.
  • Continued to work on planes after the Air Force.

Air Mechanics - Training

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$30 – $40/hour (average entry level wage)

Daily Tasks

  • Training the employees on aircraft maintenance procedures, regulatory items, and more importantly how to complete their job to the best of their ability on the aircraft.

Career Path

  • Started in the Air Force.
  • Continued to move up in Kalitta.

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