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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
District Of Columbia

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Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Assemble parts, fittings, or subassemblies on aircraft, using layout tools, hand tools, power tools, or fasteners, such as bolts, screws, rivets, or clamps.
  • Set, align, adjust, or synchronize aircraft armament or rigging or control system components to established tolerances or requirements using sighting devices and hand tools.
  • Read blueprints, illustrations, or specifications to determine layouts, sequences of operations, or identities or relationships of parts.
  • Attach brackets, hinges, or clips to secure or support components or subassemblies, using bolts, screws, rivets, chemical bonding, or welding.
  • Join structural assemblies, such as wings, tails, or fuselage.
  • Inspect or test installed units, parts, systems, or assemblies for fit, alignment, performance, defects, or compliance with standards, using measuring instruments or test equipment.
  • Adjust, repair, rework, or replace parts or assemblies to ensure proper operation.
  • Position and align subassemblies in jigs or fixtures, using measuring instruments and following blueprint lines and index points.
  • Cut, trim, file, bend, or smooth parts to ensure proper fit and clearance.
  • Fabricate parts needed for assembly or installation, using shop machinery or equipment.

tools & technology

  • Guide jig
  • Rivet tools
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Templates
  • Torque wrenches

  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Industrial control software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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