Aircraft Service Technician / Aircraft Maintenance

Job Description

A commercial airline pilot is responsible for getting passengers to their destination safely. The role involves being able to anticipate changes and solve problems effectively and efficiently. You will usually work alongside another pilot during a flight.

The Job Scope

  • Carrying out pre-flight checks to the aircraft, making sure the health and safety systems are working
  • Devising a flight plan using information about the weather, passengers, aircraft and route
  • Checking data throughout the flight and making decisions about changes where necessary ā€“ such as altering the route
  • Following instructions from air traffic control
  • Communicating with passengers about the progress of the journey
  • Thinking and acting quickly when faced with sudden changes to environmental conditions and emergencies
  • Noting down deviations from the flight plan during the journey
  • Writing reports about any in-flight issues.

Skills Required

Academic Requirement

Degree in Aircraft Maintenance

  • STPM
    Minimum of 3Cā€™s including Mathematics & 1 science subject
  • Diploma
    Minimum CGPA of 2.50
  • Foundation in Science
    Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance

  • SPM / O-Level
    Minimum 3 credits including Mathematics, and a pass in English Some institutions may also require you to have a credit in a Science subject.

Salary Range

    An entry-level Aircraft Maintenance Technician with less than 1-year experience can expect to earn RM 1,800 a month.
    An early career Aircraft Maintenance Technician with 1-4 years of experience earn between RM 2,000 to RM 3,000.
    A mid-career Aircraft Maintenance Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an about RM3,500.
    An experienced Aircraft Maintenance Technician with 10-19 years of experience can earn up to RM6,000.