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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Mataaro Whakatika Waka Rererangi

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Aircraft maintenance engineers install, maintain and repair aircraft structures, airframes and engines, and aircraft radio, avionic (electronic) and mechanical systems.


Aircraft maintenance engineers with less than four years’ experience usually earn

$37K-$60K per year

Senior aircraft maintenance engineers and supervisors usually earn

$60K-$130K per year

Source: ServiceIQ and Royal NZ Air Force, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an aircraft maintenance engineer are poor for those wanting to enter the role, and average for those with experience.
An aeroplane with its nose cone open and a ladder beside it, in a hangar

Aircraft maintenance engineers maintain aircraft bodies, engines and other parts

Last updated 17 January 2019