Sheet metal workers or gas turbine repair specialist
Full speed ahead, toward a bright future!
Have you always been fascinated by images of welders assembling metal parts while sparks fly in front of them? Are you good with hands and enjoy drawing? Then a career as a sheet metal worker in aerospace may interest you! Sheet metal workers create and trace patterns in various shapes to then cut, shape and assemble metal parts (sheets, plates, etc.)
In turn, gas turbine repair technicians perform engine inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance and repair. They need good reading, writing and calculation skills, because they have to consult and use technical manuals that are often written in technical language. The complexity of engines calls for problem-solving skills and sound knowledge of reactor circuits, aerodynamics and applied basic mechanics, as well as computer skills.
In both cases, you’ll need a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent to hold these jobs. Obviously, good prior work experience is a big advantage.
Gas turbine repair technicians seeking accreditation from the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) must have the necessary know-how and skills and have acquired a minimum of 36 months of experience in the trade.