Aviation Inspectors

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Critical Thinking: 4
  • Operation Monitoring: 3.62
  • Speaking: 3.5
  • Quality Control Analysis: 3.5
  • Science: 3.5
  • Reading Comprehension: 3.38
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 3.38
  • Complex Problem Solving: 3.38
  • Active Learning: 3.25
  • Active Listening: 3.25
  • Monitoring: 3.25
  • Time Management: 3.25
  • Troubleshooting: 3.25
  • Writing: 3.25
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Instructing: 3.12
  • Equipment Maintenance: 3
  • Operation and Control: 3
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 3
  • Social Perceptiveness: 3
  • Coordination: 3
  • Learning Strategies: 3
  • Systems Evaluation: 2.88
  • Systems Analysis: 2.88
  • Service Orientation: 2.88
  • Negotiation: 2.88
  • Persuasion: 2.88
  • Operations Analysis: 2.62
  • Repairing: 2.62
  • Equipment Selection: 2.5
  • Mathematics: 2.25
  • Management of Material Resources: 0.62
  • Management of Financial Resources: 0.38
  • Technology Design: 0.38
  • Programming: 0.25
CORE TASKS
  • Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, modification, or repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures.
  • Examine aircraft access plates and doors for security.
  • Examine landing gear, tires, and exteriors of fuselage, wings, and engines for evidence of damage or corrosion and the need for repairs.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed repair, inspection, investigation, and certification records and reports.
  • Inspect new, repaired, or modified aircraft to identify damage or defects and to assess airworthiness and conformance to standards, using checklists, hand tools, and test instruments.
  • Examine maintenance records and flight logs to determine if service and maintenance checks and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.

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