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Operational Test Mechanic Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$71,230 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $71,230 a year and $34 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $51,522 and $87,536. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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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.
Operational Test Mechanic Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Operational Test Mechanic jobs: 1,140

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Operational Test Mechanic Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Packaging Mechanic
May 6
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Parker Laboratories
Position : Line Mechanic Department : Operations Reports to : Director of Operations & Lead ... Perform PM's - Test equipment for quality operation when changeover is completed * Advise Operation ...
Test Engineer
Jun 12
Garwood, NJ, USA
Spectrum Staffing Services
... of mechanical or electrical hardware • Familiarity with ASTM, SAE or FMVSS testing and ... Human Resources, Scientific/Medical Device, Engineering, Insurance and Business Operations ...
Maintenance Mechanic - 2nd and 3rd shift
Apr 2
Wharton, NJ, USA
Randstad USA
The MTII - Mechanic must identify, troubleshoot and repair problems in mechanical systems that ... and test the operation of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, using ...
Maintenance Technician - Diesel Mechanic
May 21
Newark, NJ, USA
Technician must own and maintain required personal tools and test equipment to perform their job ... Knowledge of airport Ground Service Equipment (GSE) and airport operations is a plus * Ability to ...
Jun 19
Wayne, NJ, USA
... tests; identifying worn and damaged parts. · Keeps equipment available for use by completing ... shop operations; making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact ...
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