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Aircraft Gas Turbine (Jet Engine) Technicians are responsible for inspecting and repairing engines in accordance with exact aviation standards and regulation. It is a challenging occupation requiring a high degree of responsibility and skill, including: repairing, overhauling, and rebuilding gas turbine engines; balancing engine components and assemblies; testing and troubleshooting; inspecting engine components and assemblies.
Learn more about Aircraft Maintenance at Discover Trades BC.
English 12 or Communications 12, or 3 credits of post-secondary English, Humanities or Social Sciences. Math 11 is recommended.
Aircraft Gas Turbine Technicians require good manual dexterity and mechanical reasoning, plus good colour vision. A background in General or Automotive Mechanics is recommended.
The program consists of 38 weeks of full-time studies. About 40% of the day is spent on theory in a classroom, followed by hands-on practical training in shops and an aircraft hangar.
Note that this is not an Apprenticeship trade; to explore the Aircraft Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship, refer to Additional Information.