A career as an Aeronautical Engineer is a very challenging yet rewarding career. Aeronautical Engineers use both mental and physical processes to complete their work. This includes the use and knowledge of computer systems but also hands-on tools to be used on physical aircraft. Hand-held tools often include those similar to what is used in the automobile industry. Tools include wrenches, drills, screwdrivers, and lifts but they also include specialized equipment specific to a job working with aircraft.
Aeronautical Engineer Tasks
May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.
May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Perform a variety of engineering work in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.