PROJECTCompetency-Based Occupational Frameworks for Registered Apprenticeships


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    Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic

    Occupational Purpose and Context

    Airframe and powerplant apprentices diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems. They use hand and power tools and testing equipment to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all parts of aircraft and powerplant systems. (Excludes “Avionics Technicians” 49-2091)

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    Avionics Technician

    Occupational Purpose and Context

    Avionics Technicians install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair aerospace electronics equipment, traditionally including—but not limited to—communication, navigation, surveillance, and connectivity systems, as well as control and information systems in aircraft or space vehicles.

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    Transit Bus Technician

    Occupational Purpose and Context

    Transit bus technicians diagnose, adjust, repair, maintain, and overhaul buses and bus equipment. They typically work in municipal transit repair shops. Other occupations include working for a vendor or supplier, at a private bus company, or as an independent contractor.

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    Transit Coach Operator

    Occupational Purpose and Context

    Transit coach operators provide safe, reliable, and courteous transportation for goods and passengers. These operators drive buses or motorcoaches, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. They sometimes assist passengers with baggage or Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and collect fares or tickets.

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    Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Driver

    Occupational Purpose and Context

    These drivers provide safe transportation and delivery of goods, provide supply chain support, and support economic productivity. They are employed by large and small companies or are self-employed. Jobs often require extensive travel, and drivers must be able to work independently and autonomously. They must also be able to handle a great deal of responsibility, both for the safe transport of products and the safety of others on the road or in adjacent communities.

    Work Process Schedule (pdf)
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