Aviation Maintenance is broken down into the Airframe and Powerplant segments. Each provides a world of opportunities to the individual who enjoys working with aircraft. It is a professional career that involves a scientific knowledge of principles and practice in areas such as metal structures, composites, welding, machining, electrical components and systems, electronics, environmental systems, aircraft instruments, fuel systems, hydraulics and pneumatics, engine overhaul, reciprocating engine systems, propellers, and jet engine systems, and much more.
Graduates from Andrews are working in various parts of the world for many different companies. Mission pilots are usually maintenance technicians as well. There are many openings for Aviation Maintenance technicians. Anticipated retirement of older technicians is encouraging the industry to search widely for younger men and women who can step into their positions.
Work hours are, for the most part, regular. Work conditions are clean and safe.