3.1 Qualification Levels
This guide does not attempt to establish a minimum or maximum number of qualification levels.
However, it is recommended that more than one level within each discipline be established to allow
early entry of trained personnel into the maintenance workforce and to provide a career path (e.g.,
apprentice, journeyman, master). Qualification levels should be defined and included in job
descriptions, and the training needs for each level should be identified during the design of individual
3.1.1 Maintenance Disciplines
This guide should be taken as indicative of the training necessary to achieve the highest qualification
level in each discipline. Each individual may not need to qualify for every task. Training should
include, as a minimum, those fundamentals applicable to the tasks on which the individual is being
Fundamentals will ordinarily be defined by a job analysis. The trainee should demonstrate mastery
of the tasks or type of tasks assigned under the direction of a person qualified to perform the task
prior to assuming independent responsibility. Incumbents should be qualified at their present level
before advancing to the next level.
3.1.2 Maintenance Trainers
Minimum qualifications for all maintenance training positions should be documented for the following
Applicable job experience.