Description : Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.
JobTitles : Aircraft Inspector; Aircraft Quality Control Inspector; Airworthiness Safety Inspector; Aviation Safety Inspector; Aviation Safety Inspector, Manufacturing; Avionics Safety Inspector; Inspector; Quality Control Inspector; Quality Inspector; Technical Inspector
- 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.
- Examine maintenance records and flight logs to determine if service and maintenance checks and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
- 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.
- Prepare and maintain detailed repair, inspection, investigation, and certification records and reports.
- Approve or deny issuance of certificates of airworthiness.
- Conduct flight test programs to test equipment, instruments, and systems under a variety of conditions, using both manual and automatic controls.
- Investigate air accidents and complaints to determine causes.
- Start aircraft and observe gauges, meters, and other instruments to detect evidence of malfunctions.