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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

23040 AIRCRAFT MECHANIC HELPER (Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Helper)

Assists Aircraft Mechanic in servicing, repairing and overhauling aircraft and aircraft engines, performing any combination of the following duties. Adjusts and replaces parts such as control cables, fuel tanks, spark plugs, tires, batteries and filters, using mechanic's tools. Removes inspection plates, cowling, engine covers, floor boards and related items to provide access for inspection and repair, and replaces items when work is completed. Disconnects instruments, ignition systems, and fuel and oil lines. Assists in dismantling, repairing, overhauling or replacing parts and assemblies such as engines, plumbing and hydraulic systems, and aircraft structural sections. Performs routine duties such as furnishing materials, tools and supplies to mechanic; lifting and holding materials in place during operation; cleaning work areas and machines, tools and equipment. Cleans aircraft, interior and exterior parts and assemblies with solvents or other cleaning solutions. Inflates tires, fills gasoline tanks and oil reservoirs, and greases aircraft, using grease gun. May assist flight line mechanic in servicing and repairing aircraft prior to flight.