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Operational Test Mechanic Salary
in Delaware, United States

$61,669 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $61,669 a year and $30 an hour in Delaware, United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $44,606 and $75,786. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Delaware, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Conducts final operational testing and troubleshooting of entire electrical, hydraulic, oxygen, pneumatic, fuel, surface control and rigging systems, and component parts installed in aircraft, under simulated flight conditions, according to blueprints, diagrams, engineering documents, and specifications, using precision instruments and test equipment: locates and disassembles structural, mechanical, electrical, or other parts and assemblies to facilitate testing, using blueprints, diagrams, handtools, and power tools.
  • Attaches fittings, clamps, lines, and hoses to test equipment, such as hydraulic test bench, pressure or vacuum test cart, and fuel quantity calibration equipment, and connects test equipment to system components to be tested.
  • Operates test consoles, test equipment, and aircraft controls, or observes operation of system components, such as control surfaces and landing gear, being operated by other workers to determine system performance under simulated flight conditions.
  • Communicates with other workers during system checkout, using radio headset or other communication device.
  • Operates steering cart or aircraft controls to move aircraft.
  • Interprets and analyzes test results to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Adjusts, replaces, or repairs defective components, or documents rework to be completed by others.
  • Records operational test and rework information.
  • Fabricates test aids as required.
  • May perform operational testing of specific electrical, mechanical, or other aircraft system and be designated checkout mechanic, hydraulic and rigging.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Operational Test Mechanic Job Listings for Delaware, United States

Nov 11
Dover, DE, USA
Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
Performs final functional and operational tests of the entire aircraft electrical or environmental ... mechanical systems and assemblies. 4.Comprehensive knowledge of testing and troubleshooting ...
Diesel Mechanic
Oct 29
Delmar, DE, USA
Thompson Pump and Manufacturing
Test all repaired equipment for proper operation and quality control. * Assist other departments as necessary * Adhere to safety and security regulations and procedures, including the immediate ...
Truck Mechanic
Nov 8
New Castle, DE, USA
Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems
Reading and understand operations manuals. * Perform scheduled maintenance, such as cleaning and ... Overhaul and test major components, such as engines, hydraulics, and electrical systems
API 510/570 Inspector
Oct 3
New Castle, DE, USA
TAI Engineering
... operation. TAI Engineering's Inspection & Test division provides support to our clients in the ... Development, Mechanical Integrity Program Development, P&ID Updates, and CAD Services
Staff Fluidics Engineer
Oct 11
Wilmington, DE, USA
R. Cope & Associates Inc.
These instruments have precision drive mechanisms, robotics, sensors, electromechanical components ... Operations and Health Care