Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
Also called: Assembler, Fabricator, Sheet Metal Assembler and Riveter (SMAR), Structures Technician
In the Air Force: Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-17; Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion; Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-16; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-15; Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-5; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, MQ-1/MQ-9; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, F-15; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, F-15
In the Army: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Aircraft Powerplant Repairer; Aircraft Structural Repairer; OH-58D Helicopter Repairer; Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer (RC); UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
In the Coast Guard: Aircraft Metals Technology; Aircraft Structural Maintenance; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance
In the Marine Corps: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Aircraft Ordnance Technician; Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F/A-18; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, KC-130; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F-35B; Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-46; Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-64; Naval Aircrewman Mechanical; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, MQ-1/MQ-9; Weapons and Tactics Crew Chief Instructor
In the Navy: Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment; Aviation Machinist's Mate; Aviation Ordnanceman; Aviation Structural Mechanic; Aviation Structural Mechanic Intermediate Level; Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; Naval Aircrewman Mechanical; Squadron Ordnance Technician
- Assemble parts, fittings, or subassemblies on aircraft, using layout tools, hand tools, power tools, or fasteners, such as bolts, screws, rivets, or clamps.
- 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.
Education and Training
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Computer aided design CAD software