Typical day for an engineering officer in the FAA

#1
Hello there,
I'm hoping someone might be able to help,
I recently passed my SIFT interview and have my AIB in March. One of the things I was told to find out more about ( and it was suggested that I try here as that sort of info wasn't on the RN site)was what would be a typical day for FAA engineering officer.
Also (this might be the wrong forum to ask )- does anyone know if the AIB for Welbeck is exactly the same as the usual one just with an added physics exam?
Many thanks.
 
#8
Thankyou... Lots to think about!
Long way still to go with AIB revision ,getting fit and then i have to get the A's in the GCSE's , so nothing definite yet.
 
#9
Is that the case for engineering officers in all branches?
But frankly, for most Engineers who are heading towards Chartered Status, that is the blunt truth. As a Junior AEO you will be a bit more hands-on, as you work towards your Certificate of Competency, and there will be chances to get involved with the design of new equipment as a more Senior AEO, as well as some very specialist roles regarding recovery of aircraft (1710 NAS). But in the main, it's about Engineering Project Management, just in a Dark Blue uniform.

But the biggest point is that you bring an Engineer's mind to the admin. If it was just admin we'd pay someone a lot less to do it. You'll be expected to apply your knowledge, both theoretical and practical, to that admin such that the people under you have a fighting chance to w*nk spanners and trace electrical faults in a sensible timescale. Don't think that just because it's paperwork it's not hard, and doesn't make a difference.
 
#11
Thanks for the info, I knew it wasn't going to be as 'exciting 'as the recruiting film/ website etc.(a bit like a film trailer where they show only the best bits!) but relieved its not completely admin. Just about to google 1710 NAS
 
#12
Hi Tomahawk,
March 16th is my AIB, its the Welbeck one. I think ( can anyone confirm?) it's the standard AIB but with added Physics ( deep joy ) - Best of luck for yours.
 

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