Aircraft assemblers assemble airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles. They connect tails, wings, landing gear, control equipment and other parts together.
• Assemble, Align, fit, install, and connect parts of aircraft, using layout tools, hand tools, power tools, and fasteners.
• Read blueprints or drafts.
• Cut, trim, file, bend and smooth parts, and make sure they fit.
• Adjust, repair or replace parts.
• Test parts or assemblies.
Where and When:
They usually work in team in big plants of aircraft factories.
What or Who They Work With:
• Hard Hats, safty shoes, glasses, hearning protection
• Hand tools
• Power tools
• Blue prints
• Brazing equipment
Education and Training:
• High school diploma or GED.
• Brief on-the-job training.
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
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