Maintenance mechanic

Indispensable in the aeronautics sector, the maintenance mechanic (equipment repair) is called upon to repair the problems detected on an aircraft. It also takes preventive action to eliminate any risk of breakdown.


• Locate any malfunction on the aircraft and establish an accurate diagnosis
• Perform repairs and replace defective parts
• Use different measuring and metrology devices to check if the equipment is working properly
• Perform routine maintenance of the machines
• Restart installations
• Write technical intervention sheets and make improvements to maintenance procedures


• Ability to read diagrams, plans and technical notices
• Ability to read and understand technical English
• Ability to use electrical measuring devices
• Computer literacy, especially in computer-assisted maintenance management logicians (CMMS)
• Great manual skill and precision in gestures
• Initiative, flexibility and great flexibility
• Ability to respect safety, quality and environmental standards
• Notions in electricity and electronics


To become a maintenance mechanic, you must at least have a professional baccalaureate in Mechanics or Equipment Maintenance. A BTS or DUT in maintenance is also a good start in this profession.


A beginner maintenance mechanic generally earns € 1,800 monthly gross.

Career evolution

With a few years of experience, the maintenance mechanic can become a test technician or method technician. He can also consider the career of industrial maintenance technician or automation technician.

Other appellations

• Aeronautical maintenance manager

• Aircraft mechanic
• Assistant in supervision and maintenance
• Maintenance mechanic