It is rare to see women figure in the male-dominated career – especially when it involves dirt, oil, and engine. However, the irregularities did not hinder some women to explore it and in fact ace in doing the job. For Nur Amirah Shazana Mazran, 28, despite what people’s view on her current job, it doesn’t stop her to follow her dream and being aircraft avionics technician.
1. Nur Amirah Shazana Mazran is currently serving at Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE)
She now works as an Airline Maintenance (Avionik) Technician at Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE). For Nur Amirah, she doesn’t bother to get dirty dealing with dirt and engine oil as it is part of her task.
After two years at SAE, she proved her on-the-job capability thus shows that woman can excel in the aviation industry too despite all the challenges and perceptions.
2. Her late father taught her to do “man job” since young
Nur Amirah has been exposed to many tasks that are normally done by men. Since she was young, her late father has taught her to change car oil, car maintenance and even how to change the bulb. Her father believed that all his daughters need to learn it so they won’t be depending on men.
3. Her late father was the main reason why she wanted to join in the aviation technical field
With all the knowledge passed down by her father, slowly she developed a sense of interest in the technical field. From that, her father recommended her to further studies in UniKL taking an electrical course.
Her passion continued to grow during her studies when she was exposed to the aviation field.
4. There are only 10 women working on the ground
SAE currently employs 555 staff of which 10 of it are women who are working in the technical field. As a female staff, there is no gender discrimination. When it comes to lifting heavy stuff, all the male colleagues are very helpful, but after all, she will do the rest.
5. She even worked on the ground when she was pregnant
As a young mother, Nur Amirah shared that she still worked on the ground when she was pregnant. Indeed, the job is very physical and mentally challenging. But the most important thing that keeps her going until today is passion.
She is now working to improve her skills and knowledge and currently taking the CCAM Part 66 licence and hopes to complete it by the end of this year.