What is the average workday like for flight engineer jobs?

There are a number of different flight engineer jobs available in the aviation industry; however, the typical workdays for flight engineers are somewhat similar. Flight engineers work alongside other aviation engineers daily to make sure planes and jets fly correctly. On an average day, a flight engineer can expect to work on the ground and in the air to assess the controls, response, instruments and other components and performance of test flight vehicles. Working conditions are similar to those for other aviation jobs, as they are inside aircraft hangars and manufacturing facilities and outside in the elements. Flight engineers generally arrive early in the morning to test planes that are having issues or on airplane prototypes in the development and design phases. Shifts can be long, and a flight engineer may be required to travel overnight to test out aircraft or when an aircraft is forced to land due to problems.