The responses did not portray the true picture. AME is a diploma course where an aspirant has to study in detail when the air craft should be handed over for the maintenance for both Mechanical and Electrical maintenance. In order to avoid the dislocation for its running schedule, maintenance is the essential parameter to be followed before the flight.
A pilot would take up the responsibility for its operation once he checks the clearance of the maintenance - cycle.
Hence you should not be misguided by such feed - backs appearing on some magazines causing upset unnecessarily. You need to visit the work - shop where the planes are being readied in course of maintenance. The maintenance - engineers from mechanical side has a long list checking the sound of turbine, propellor, sound free performance of the engine or to find the leakage in the tank containing in the aviation - fuel. This is indeed a careful study and maintenance has to be finished within the time - schedule under his leadership. Any lapse on his part may cause huge losses even may create mishap to the passengers.
If engaged for the electrical - maintenance, you have to ensure the existence of proper soldering of the wires connected with the system, proper Voltage supply of the different components,behaviour of resistors, capacitors and transistors have to be looked into carefully for its efficient functioning and so on. The maintenance engineer of electrical has to approve green - signal before the flight is ready for operation.
Hence your perception would be clear with your presence in the site.
I think you would love to enjoy the maintenance operation of the aircrafts and dispel your doubt.