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Operational Test Mechanic Salary
in Maryland, United States

$64,145 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $64,145 a year and $31 an hour in Maryland, United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $46,397 and $78,829. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Maryland, 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 Maryland, United States

Electro-Mechanical Assembler II
Dec 5
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Performs operational testing of electrical and mechanical assemblies and systems using test and measurement equipment. * Performs complex troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical assemblies and ...
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Oct 12
Rockville, MD, USA
Express Employment Professionals
... in operational condition * Perform preventive maintenance tests on equipment; troubleshooting equipment for hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical problems; and perform body modifications and repair ...
Journeyman Class A Trailer Mechanic
Oct 12
Elkton, MD, USA
Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel
Must have a strong knowledge regarding the safe handling and operation of trailers, tractors ... Must pass a standard pre-employment drug test. We offer competitive compensation and excellent ...
Mechanical Engineer (Secret Clearance)
Oct 9
Patuxent River, MD, USA
UniverCity Staffing
Mechanical Engineer Work Location: Patuxent River, MD Salary: 100K-140K with full benefits ... operational test plans, execution of sophisticated tests, certification of systems, logistic ...
Diesel Mechanic
Oct 29
Baltimore, MD, 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 ...