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Careers in concentration: Mechanics, 3rd version covers 20 up-to-date activity profiles from this large field.

Job profiles include:
-Aircraft mechanics
-Biomedical apparatus technicians
-Diesel mechanics
-Instrumentation technicians
-Marine providers technicians
-Musical tool repairers and tuners
-and extra.

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An attractive fringe benefit for airline mechanics and their immediate families is free or reduced fares on their own and many other airlines. Mechanics working for the federal government also benefit from the greater job security of civil service and government jobs. Work Environment Most aircraft mechanics work a five-day, 40-hour week. Their working hours, however, may be irregular and often include nights, weekends, and holidays, as airlines operate 24 hours a day, and extra work is required during holiday seasons.

Trained workers also are needed to instruct the final owners in their proper repair, operation, and maintenance. In addition, the agricultural industry is adopting advanced computer and electronic technology. Computer skills are becoming more and more useful in this field. Precision farming will also require specialized training as more agricultural equipment becomes hooked up to satellite systems. As agriculture becomes more technical, the agricultural equipment technician will assume an increasingly vital role in helping farmers solve problems that interfere with efficient production.

Mechanics without certification must be supervised by certified mechanics. FAA certification is granted only to aircraft mechanics with previous work experience: a minimum of 18 months for an airframe or power plant certificate and at least 30 months working with both engines and airframes for a combination certificate. To qualify for an inspector’s certificate, mechanics must have held a combined airframe and power plant certificate for at least three years. In addition, all Aircraft Mechanics 31 applicants for certification must pass written and oral tests and demonstrate their ability to do the work authorized by the certificate.

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