Aircraft Trimmer

An Aircraft Trimmer is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to the installation, repair, and maintenance of interior aircraft components. They work on aircraft cabins, cockpit areas, and other interior spaces. The job involves reading and interpreting blueprints and technical diagrams to perform the job accurately.


  • Install, repair and maintain interior aircraft components, such as seats, carpets, curtains, and upholstery.
  • Work with a variety of materials, including leather, synthetic fabrics, and foam.
  • Measure and cut materials to fit specific aircraft components.
  • Use hand tools, such as scissors, sewing machines, and staple guns, to complete the work.
  • Collaborate with other aviation professionals, such as engineers and mechanics, to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.
  • Communicate with customers to understand their needs and provide them with high-quality service.
  • Inspect and test completed work to ensure it meets industry standards and specifications.


  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Knowledge of different fabrics and materials used in aircraft interiors.
  • Proficiency in using hand and power tools.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and technical diagrams.
  • Attention to detail and precision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Personal Requirements

  • Diligent and detail oriented.
  • Creative and able to think outside the box.
  • Patient and able to work well under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to delivering high-quality results.
An Aircraft Trimmer is a critical role in the aviation industry. The job requires a combination of technical skills and creativity, as well as a keen eye for detail and a commitment to safety. If you have a passion for aviation, a talent for working with your hands, and an eye for design, this may be the career for you.

How to Enter

  • National Senior Certificate (Matric) or equivalent.
  • Completion of an apprenticeship program or vocational training in aircraft trimming or a related field.
  • Relevant work experience in aviation or a related industry.
  • Knowledge of SACAA regulations and safety standards.

Further Information

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)
Tel: 0860 267 435

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