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Operational Test Mechanic Salary
in Rhode Island, United States

$64,103 (USD)

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Last updated: March 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $64,103 a year and $31 an hour in Rhode Island, United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $46,367 and $78,778. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Rhode Island, 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.
Operational Test Mechanic Job Prevalence in Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island, United States

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Providence, RI, USA
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Mar 2
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Systems Engineering Associates Corporation
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Quality Technician
Mar 15
Lincoln, RI, USA
The INSCO Group
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Textile Designer - Entry Level
Mar 1
Providence, RI, USA
Response Technologies, LLC
Consult with Quality & Operations for improving manufacturability of new products. * Research new ... Write test plans in support of materials testing. What you bring * Desire to learn hands-on ...
Inside Machinist
Jan 3
North Kingstown, United States
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Set up and program editing and operation of CNC milling and turning centers * Requires the ... Must have the ability to read and interpret mechanical detail and assembly drawings, including GD&T ...
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