Aerospace Engineers are highly specialized professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in designing, developing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing all types of aircraft. They also test the performance of the aircraft that they are working on, to assess and improve its speed, weight, fuel efficiency and flight safety, and to reduce its environmental impact. Aerospace engineers may work on military or civil aircraft, space vehicles, missiles, satellites or aerial weapons systems. Aerospace engineers may conduct basic work on a wide range of aircraft or they may specialize in one specific type of aircraft.
It takes advanced education to become an aerospace engineer. Candidates with a degree in aerospace or aeronautical engineering are preferred, although some employers may consider candidates with a degree in electronic, mechanical or software engineering, computer science, physics or a space-related program. In most organizations, newly hired aerospace engineers undergo a period of hands-on training under the supervision of an experienced professional before being allowed to work independently. Aerospace engineers must have strong technical knowledge, and outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational and time-management skills.
Your answers to the interview questions must reflect your technical knowledge and skills, your attention to details, ability to work to deadlines and your passion for aircraft, aviation and flight technology. This is a high-precision job and employers will want to make 100% sure that you are the right person for the job before they hire you. To increase your chances of getting hired, spend time practicing some of the more commonly asked questions at interviews for aerospace engineers. You can find these listed at Mock Questions.