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Operational Test Mechanic Salary
in Abilene, Texas

$53,911 (USD)

Average Salary

$26/hr

Average Hourly

$1,035

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $53,911 a year and $26 an hour in Abilene, Texas, United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $38,994 and $66,252. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Abilene, Texas.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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 Abilene, Texas, 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:
$62,497
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Abilene, Texas

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Description: Abilene ( AB-i-leen) is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in Texas, United States. The population was 117,463 at the 2010 census, making it the 27th-most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the principal city of the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2017 estimated population of 170,219. It is the county seat of Taylor County. Dyess Air Force Base is located on the west side of the city. Abilene is located off Interstate 20, between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east. Abilene is 150 miles (240 km) west of Fort Worth. The city is looped by I-20 to the north, US 83/84 on the west...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $53,911 a year and $26 an hour in Abilene, Texas, United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $38,994 and $66,252. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Abilene, Texas.

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