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Becoming An Airplane Mechanic in South Bend, Indiana

    United States
    South Bend


An A&E mechanic is responsible for ensuring that airplanes get regular maintenance and that any problems are fixed correctly. Mechanics may work on different parts of an aircraft, such as the engine, landing gear, brakes and pumps. A mechanic may work with special instruments designed specifically for aircraft maintenance.
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$40,000/yr in Indiana

Tools of the Trade

Socket Set
Socket Set
Inspection Mirror
Inspection Mirror
Safety Wire Pliers
Safety Wire Pliers
Torque Wrench
Torque Wrench
Vibration Meter
Vibration Meter

What Airplane Mechanics Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
Not client facing.


High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Highly Technical
Solo or Small Teams


Demand Forecast
We fly in this country.
Advancement Potential
Are able to work up within their small teams.
Optionality Potential
Can easily transition into other mechanical fields.
Alex H
This trade has been the best things that ever happened to me. I was a kid who like working on engines and making things go fast, and A&P mechanic let me turn that passion into a great paying career. Lots of new challenges to keep things fresh, and fulfilling work.
Jarrad H
Being an A&P mechanic was a perfect career for me because I relly enjoy coming in each day and solving new problems within these systems that I have mastered. Getting an engine flight ready is the ultimate testament to the quality of your work. Great money too!
Thomas L
People are always going to fly--more and more every year it seems. This job has stability and there's tremendous pride in knowing that your work and attention to detail is going to get people where they need to go safely. After all this time, I still marvel at how cool it is to build machines that fly.
$73,730/ year
Estimated Salary