Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
Also called: Assembler, Fabricator, Sheet Metal Assembler and Riveter (SMAR), Structures Technician
In the Air Force: Aerospace Propulsion; Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, F100, F101, F110, F118, F119, F135 Jet Engines; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9); Aircraft Armament Systems Superintendent; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-17; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance; Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, Any C-135/E-3/E-8; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, MQ-1/MQ-9; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Journeyman, F-22; 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; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance; Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance; Missile And Space Systems Maintenance; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation)
In the Marine Corps: AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Helper; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F/A-18; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, T-56; Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-46; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman; Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Apprentice; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, KC-10; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-52; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Apprentice, F-35
In the Navy: Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment; Aviation Machinist's Mate; Aviation Ordnanceman; Aviation Structural Mechanic; Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; Naval Aircrewman Mechanical
- 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.
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Word processing software
Computer aided design CAD software