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Why did you choose a career as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician?

1 of 30 Aircraft Maintenance Technician Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on July 1st, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know what brought you to be an aircraft maintenance technician. Talk to the hiring manager about what has influenced you to become an AMT. You can make the answer a touch personal but be sure to keep it concise.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"From a young age, I have always had a strong interest in airplanes. My father was a mechanic and saw the aptitude in me at a young age. The moment I realized that I could mix my love of aircraft and maintenance into one career, that became my goal. I love what I do and have never looked back."

Entry Level
Answer example

"I initially enrolled in vocational school to become a computer scientist. After a couple of semesters, my admissions officer suggested that I specialize in aircraft electrical systems. This career path sounded fascinating to me. I am happy airline maintenance is the direction I chose to take."

Experienced
Answer example

"I chose a career as an aircraft maintenance technician because I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather who was an AMT for the military. He took so much pride in his work, which is why I admired him so much."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 03/14/2014
Last modified on: 07/01/2018

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Why did you choose a career as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician?
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To help my family in Financial gain.
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Because am interested in maintenanc, more over aviation world is the best world and the most dangrous world, it is not boring career as a doctor or any engendering majors .
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I take it as challenge to fine defect and solve it.
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Aviation Maintenance Engineer is what I wanted to be.
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Because it is my dream job.
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I have been in the food and beverage industry for around more than 10 years, and I am sure that I can bring in some of my experience like having a good sense of urgency, initiative and also being a team player as an A&P Mechanic.
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Because I am next to what I love.. Airplanes.
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Because I like it, because my brother is an aircraft mechanic too.
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Because I see a lot of scope and future.
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I 'm very interesting about aircraft maintenance.
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Because every time I work on A&p I found somethings new on me you never get bored.
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Aircraft Maintenance Technician or Engineer is one of those jobs we dream about.
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Its my ambition to be an aircraft mechanic.
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Because it is more challenging than avi and it containse lots of work so I can learn many things.
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I have always been a curious science learner and aircraft being undoubtedly one of the most mysterious machines to any layman was a good source of satisfying my curiosity and passion. A & P deals with the whole aircraft ie the engines and airframes and was therefore a compelling choice for the inquisitive me.
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It is my dream to become an aircraft engineer.
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As said before, I love aircraft and mechanical knowledge is also my prefer job.
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It gives me a pleasure when working with aircraft and people.
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I choose this career because, i've challenged to this career.
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Because I like it, because my brother is an aircraft mechanic too.
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Can fix the plant that I might flight on.
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Aviation is my dream.And I love to work with planes.
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Originally I wanted to become an automotive technician and I did a work experience at MCL motor cars. Through that I found that I still did like automotive, but that the industry was becoming over saturated with foreigners. Thus, I moved to aerospace and found that I like aircraft even more than automotive.
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Flying and airplanes has been my passion since I was a kid, it brings me great satisfaction to know that I am one of the reasons why passengers will by safe on board the flight.
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Because always I wanted was to work with something challenging.
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I chose to apply to this position because it will be career move to live closer to my family and put my drive for success in two areas. Family and helping the mission capability of the 171st. Also, coming from a high paced f15 unit as an E&E full time employee to becoming a crew chief will require me as an individual to regularly maintain that mission effectiveness and keep that high paced sense of work ethic.
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My ambition to be an aircraft maintenance engineer.
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Because I like to study about machine.
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This is best filed in the air industries and I love working on aircraft it is my patios.
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I choose this course because, I want to fix things just like in automotive vehicles. So I think there's a similiraties between aircraft and automotives.
31.
I have a certificate and diploma in aircraft maintenance Engines and Airframe Fitter. I am also a holder of a CAAZ issued basic pressurised airframe licence and a CAAZ issued basic Gas turbine engines licence. I am also a holder of a type licence JT8D engines. I have also done several type courses.
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Was into automotive maintenance, found that the industry was over saturated, moved to aerospace and found that I loved it.
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I choose this career because aviation is my passion.
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Because i'm interested in powerplants and engine overhauling.
35.
Its challenging and enjoying maintainance.
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I choose this career because I like working with mechanic components, and also aviation my passion.
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It has always been my childhood dream to work close to aircraft.
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To fulfil my dream of being an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.
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Because its challenging and I feel passion towards it.
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A&P I the fundamentals of aircraft.. Engine is the heart and the airframe is the skeleton.
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I love aircrafts and aviation.
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I am good at mechanical things. So I choose to be an a&p mechanic.
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It was my dream to work in aircraft and aviation.
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It my dream to be work with an aircraft.
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Passion towards aircrafts.
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It is what I have trained for where by I can express my knowleadge and learn more.
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I choose this career because aviation is my passion.
48.
I want to be a mechanic since I was young.
49.
I choose this career because I like working with mechanic components, and also aviation my passion.
50.
Planes have always been a passion for me. When I was a kid I had toy planes, Now I strive for a career with them.
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What will you bring to the position and department.
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Having the experience that I've had maintaining Blackhawks in the military it was an easy choice to transition my experience to being a civilian A&P mechanic.
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It's challenging and my interest since I was a kid.
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I want to work and enjoy and get new different things teaching.
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Cause its a different career and I think its going to help me in different ways in my professional and personal life.
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My interest was in testing field. I like quality testing job. That is why I went for detailed study of aircraft material.
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Because I love aircraft mechanic job.
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I love mechanic job and that why I study a1 and right now I want to improved my self.
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It has always been my childhood dream to work close to aircraft.
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A & P is the fundementals of aircraft engine is the heart and airframe is the skeleton.
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It's my pasionate dream job.
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To challenge myself and use my skills and training to figure things out.
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The ambition of being a professional in aviation is because it is my passion and what I love to do.
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I have always been highly motivated in learning the different aspects of the aeronautical maintenance sector, and studying to become an A&P mechanic has allowed me to follow my passion.
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What does your daily attire look like.
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I love power plant and mechanical operations, in the nought shell I love to get my hands greasy.
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I am from aeronautical background.
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I discovered that I had a passion for aviation.
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I always follow things that make me feel excited and passion about it and definitely Aviation is one of them.
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I used to work for an airline as a parts clerk and I wanted to do something more, that is fixing things.
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From that I can learn important point and maintenance ethics of an aircraft system.
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I like to do repairs and trouble shooting.
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Passion for fixing things, putting them back together. Being able to troubleshoot.
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I choose the A&P mechanic because is my passion for aircraft and their components.
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