An aircraft maintenance engineer (ame) in an mro (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) organization is responsible for maintaining and repairing aircraft and aircraft systems to ensure they meet safety and airworthiness standards set by regulatory bodies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This can include tasks such as performing scheduled maintenance, troubleshooting and diagnosing problems with aircraft systems and making repairs or replacements as needed. The AME may also be responsible for completing paperwork and documentation related to maintenance activities and may work closely with other members of the maintenance team, as well as pilots and other aircraft operations staff.
In MRO organization , AME may have a specialization like:
Avionics AME : Avionics ames are specialized in maintaining, troubleshoot and repair of Avionics systems
Structures AME :Structure AMEs specialized in maintaining, troubleshoot and repair of the structure of the aircraft.
Powerplant AME :Powerplant AMEs are specialized in maintaining, troubleshoot and repair of engines.
Sheet metal AME :Sheet Metal AMEs specialized in maintaining, troubleshoot and repair of Sheet metal of the aircraft structure.
AMEs may work in hangars or on airfields and may be required to work in shifts or on call, depending on the organizations needs. They must be able to work with precision and attention to detail, and must be able to understand and follow technical procedures and regulations. They must also be able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.