The job of an instrument mechanic is to inspect, install, trouble-shoot, repair and maintain all the avionics equipment. This includes: Radar, navigation, analogue as well as digital instruments and related control systems.
What does an aircraft instrument mechanic do?
• Inspect all the instrumentation system on a regular basis
• Reads and interpret manuals
• Repairs and install electronic components
• Tests and trouble-shoots system failures
• Co-ordinate work with other team members
• Interprets flight data to diagnose problems
• Keeps maintenance records
Admission Requirements (Minimum)
18 years and older.
Grade 12/N3 or Equivalent
Mathematics 50% of higher
English 50% or higher
Applicants that do not meet these criteria but do possess an Grade 12/N3 or equivalent certificate will be subject to an aptitude test
prior to acceptance and admission to MATA.
Trade Test Preparation
• MATA prepares students and conducts trade tests for students after completing and obtaining of the required experience.
• Our qualified instructors are registered Trade Test Officers with TETA & NAMB.
• Trade test preparations are conducted at the MATA premises and trade tests are conducted at the Indlela premises in Olifantsfontein, Gauteng, South Africa.
Trade Test Fees