Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Technician
I build and overhaul commercial jet engines.
Working with Others
Day to Day
I come in and check my emails. Update the materials board in my team room so other technicians know where they will be working for the day due to material on site and job status. Head out to the shop floor and do my task(s) for the day. There are multiple possibilities but the main three categories are tear down, inspect, and rebuild. We have a materials meeting to go over issues, update on job status, incoming work, parts, etc. Then go to a council meeting on some days.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
The willingness to learn, mechanical ability, integrity, and grit.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
Figure out a job field that interests you, but keep your options open.
My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead: