Job Profile:      Aircraft Hydraulic Equipment Mechanic

Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinkler fitters.

Job Information
48,590 93,670 156,030

Select Tasks
Lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, or related equipment, according to blueprints. Inspect, examine, or test installed systems or pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods. Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair, according to specifications.
Attach pipes to walls, structures, or fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools, or welding equipment. Modify, clean, or maintain pipe systems, units, fittings, or related machines or equipment, using hand or power tools. Select pipe sizes, types, or related materials, such as supports, hangers, or hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment. Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers or water heaters, or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools. Install automatic controls to regulate pipe systems.
Shut off steam, water, or other gases or liquids from pipe sections, using valve keys or wrenches. Keep records of work assignments. Direct helpers engaged in pipe cutting, preassembly, or installation of plumbing systems or components.
Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks. Maintain or repair plumbing by replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, or opening clogged drains. Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels.
Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures. Anchor steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place. Estimate time, material, or labor costs for use in project plans.
Install underground storm, sanitary, or water piping systems, extending piping as needed to connect fixtures and plumbing. Inspect structures to assess material or equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, or to plan installation around obstructions, such as electrical wiring. Install green plumbing equipment, such as faucet flow restrictors, dual-flush or pressure-assisted flush toilets, or tankless hot water heaters.
Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipe fittings, using hand or power tools. Inspect work sites for obstructions or holes that could cause structural weakness. Install fixtures, appliances, or equipment designed to reduce water or energy consumption.
Install pipe systems to support alternative energy-fueled systems, such as geothermal heating or cooling systems. Weld small pipes or special piping, using specialized techniques, equipment, or materials, such as computer-assisted welding or microchip fabrication. Operate motorized pumps to remove water from flooded manholes, basements, or facility floors.
Repair hydraulic or air pumps. Repair or remove and replace system components.

Select Abilities
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object. The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs. The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). The ability to see details at a distance. The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
The ability to see under low light conditions. The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead. The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting. The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated. The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Tools Used
Adjustable slip lock nut wrenches Adjustable wrenches Air compressors
Air operated grinders Air pressure gauges Air wire brushes
Air-acetylene torches Allen wrenches Alternating current AC welding equipment
Amp meters Angle air grinders Augers
Automatic levels Backhoes Ball peen hammers
Bandsaws Basin wrenches Basket strainer wrenches
Bench chain vises Bench yoke vises Bibb seat tools
Block and tackle equipment Bolt cutters Box end wrenches
Brazing equipment Butane torches Cable saws
Calipers Caulking guns Centering head tools
Chain falls Chain tongs Chain wrenches
Channel lock pliers Circular saws Claw hammers
Cleanout plug wrenches Cold chisels Combination squares
Compound leverage wrenches Comprehensive water gauges Compression sleeve pullers
Copper cutting machines Crescent wrenches Crowbars
Cutting torches Deburring tools Desktop computers
Diagonal cutting pliers Direct current DC arc welder Direct tap machines
Drain cleaning cables Drill presses Drophead dies
Dump trucks Dumpy levels End pipe wrenches
Explosimeters Faucet handle pullers Faucet stem and cartridge pullers
Flaring tools Flat blade screwdrivers Flat head screwdrivers
Flow gauges Forklifts Four-in-one keys
Framing squares Gas leak detection devices Gasket cutters
Generators Hacksaws Hammers
Hand hacksaws Hand spinners Hand tachometers
Heat guns Heavy duty drain cleaning machines Heavy duty water pressure gauges
Hex wrenches Hole cutting tools Hole saws
Hollow core socket wrenches Hydraulic cranes Hydraulic valve turners
Hydrostatic testers Impact hammers Impact screwdrivers
Impact wrenches Inductive clamps Inner/outer reamers
Internal wrenches Jackhammers Jam-proof ratchet threaders
Ladders Laser alignment tools Laser levels
Laser printers Lathes Leak-testing gauges
Levels Light pickup trucks Line locators
Loaders Locking pliers Magnetic circle layout tools
Magnetic locators Manlifts Manual pipe benders
Manual ratchet threader sets Material-hoisting slings Maximum reading water pressure gauges
Measuring tapes Metal cutting dies Metal cutting taps
Metal hand saws Metal inert gas MIG welders Mini hacksaws
Mini tubing cutters Moisture meters Monkey wrench sets
Mud pumps No hub torque wrenches Non-contact infrared thermometers
Notebook computers Null locators Nylon strap wrenches
Offset grinders Offset pipe wrenches Ohmmeters
Oilers One stop wrenches Oxyacetylene welding equipment
Pavement stompers Pedestal grinders Pedestal sink wrenches
Personal computers Personal digital assistants PDA Phillips head screwdrivers
Pipe bending mandrels Pipe bending tools Pipe cutters
Pipe extractors Pipe fabrication shears Pipe flange aligners
Pipe flaring tools Pipe freezing kits Pipe lasers
Pipe taps Pipe threaders Pipe threading machines
Pipe vises Pipe welding vises Pipe wrenches
Pipeline jacks Pit depth gauges Plasma cutting guides
Plastic nut basin wrenches Plastic pipe/conduit die heads Plumb bobs
Plungers Pneumatic pipe bevelers Pneumatic wire brushes
Pocket levels Polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters Polyvinyl chloride PVC saws
Pop-up plug wrenches Portable grinders Portable welding machines
Power drills Power hacksaws Power hammers
Power pipe cutters Power pipe threading machines Power sink machine drain cleaners
Power spinners Pressure gauges Pressurized water pigs
Propane torches Pry bars Pulleys
Quality control QC welders' gauges Radius markers Rapwrenches
Rasps Ratcheting box wrenches Ratcheting polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters
Reamers Rebar locators Receding threaders
Reciprocating saws Right-angle drills Rodders
Roll groovers Root ranger jetter nozzles Rotary hammers
Rubber strap wrenches Safety harnesses Scaffolding
Screwdrivers Seat dressers Seat wrenches
Sectional drain cleaning machines Sewage pumps Sewer tapes
Shears Shielded arc welding tools Shower valve socket wrenches
Shut-off keys Single-cut mill saw files Six-step faucet seat wrenches
Skip loaders Slip joint pliers Soil pipe cutters
Soldering equipment Spiral ratchet pipe reamers Split bubble levels
Spud wrenches Stands Staple guns
Stationary grinders Stillson wrenches Straight pipe wrenches
Straight-fluted pipe reamers Strainer wrenches Strap wrenches
Sump pumps Swaging tools Tablet computers
Tapping tools Telescopic inspection mirrors Telescoping basin wrenches
Thread repair files Threading machine die heads Three-way pipe threaders
Tin snips Tirfors Toilet augers
Torch cutter guides Torpedo levels Transit levels
Transmitters Trenchers Tripod vises
Tristand chain vises Truck cranes Trutest smoke detectors
Tub drain removers Tube bending springs Tube crimping tools
Tubing cutters Tuggers Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
Two way radios Two-hole pins Ultrasonic leak detectors
Universal nut wrenches Utility knives Utility pumps
Vacuum gauges Vertical bandsaws Vibration analyzers
Video diagnostic tools Vise grip pliers Water heater element removal wrenches
Water jetters Water meter keys Water pressure gauges
Water pump pliers Water pumps Water samplers
Water stoppers Welders Welding clamps
Welding hoods Wide roll pipe cutters Winches
Wire tracers

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