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MBTI® Test ISTJ Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Realistic, Conventional, Investigative (RCI) (GOT)

Specific Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality types are well matched for the requirements and duties of different occupations. For example, the structure and analytical nature of a job as an aircraft mechanic and service technician meshes well with the logical thought processes and committed drive of Introverted-Sensing-Thinking-Judging (ISTJ) Myers-Briggs test types.

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Aircraft mechanics and service technicians are responsible for the maintenance and performance of various aircraft components, most notably engines, hydraulics, and pneumatic systems. They investigate any issues that may arise with this machinery, diagnosing problems and prescribing solutions (whether it be extensive repairs or an easy fix) so that the aircraft can run smoothly. These workers use manuals, blueprints, drawings, and schematics to either upgrade existing aircraft technologies or repair any issues in the current structure of the vehicle. They are also in charge of rebuilding key components of the vehicle and keeping extensive records on the aircraft’s history of problems and repairs.

In addition, aircraft service technicians may need to accompany the aircraft on flights in order to make in-flight adjustments. Being able to do this effectively requires strong communication skills and the ability to understand and obey the pilot’s orders quickly and accurately. A keen sense of hearing is also often needed to sense and resolve particular problems with moving parts.

In order to effectively complete their job duties, aircraft mechanics and service technicians must be well versed in a variety of instruments and skill sets. For example, integrated maintenance information systems are extremely important for keeping track of an aircraft’s service history. Similarly, various tools for completing and making repairs are vital. Many different kinds of software and management tools also help organize and analyze findings. For instance, analytical software like CynapSys Virtual DER or CaseBank can pinpoint particular issues, and computerized aircraft log manager software (CALM) can document exactly when and where particular issues occurred. 

To best complete their tasks, these individuals should possess a working knowledge of mechanics and engineering, as well as safety and technology, to ensure that they are making the aircraft safe for all of those involved. Individual skills such as dexterity, high-level reasoning and critical thinking are also imperative, as they help with the overall diagnosis and aircraft repair completion. Because of the amount of engineering-based concepts that this occupation involves, it often behooves individuals in this occupation to attend some college courses, although a degree is not always required. A background in science, however, is highly necessary.

Below are some employment trends for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

  • Median wage: $30.81 hourly, $64,090 annually
  • Employment: 136,900 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Slower than average (2 to 3%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 11,800

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ISTJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ISTJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:  Accountant, Air Traffic Controller, Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician, Civil Engineer, Environmental Science & Protection Tech, Nuclear Power Reactor Operator, Security Guard, Supervisor of Correctional Officers, Tax Examiner / Collector / Revenue Agent, and Transportation Inspector.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
  2. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)