Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
Also called: Sheet Metal Assembler and Riveter (SMAR), Structures Technician, Helicopter Mechanic, Aircraft Line Assembler
In the Air Force: Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-17; Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines; Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines; Aerospace Propulsion Superintendent; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-16; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, All Other; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F/A-22; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-5; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, F-15
In the Army: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Aircraft Powerplant Repairer; OH-58D Helicopter Repairer; Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer (RC); UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
In the Coast Guard: CWO - Ordnance, Aviation
In the Marine Corps: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, EA-6; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight Engineer, KC-130; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-402; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, EA-6; Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-46; Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1; Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-64; Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic, MV-22
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
- Align and fit structural assemblies manually, or signal crane operators to position assemblies for joining.
- Assemble prefabricated parts to form subassemblies.
- Assemble, install, and connect parts, fittings, and assemblies on aircraft, using layout tools, hand tools, power tools, and fasteners such as bolts, screws, rivets, and clamps.
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
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Word processing software
Computer aided design CAD software