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; UH-60 Helicopter Repairer; Unit Supply Specialist
In the Coast Guard: Aviation Maintenance Technician
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic; Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F-35B; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight Engineer, KC-130; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, KC-130; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, EA-6; Fixed-Wing Transport Aircraft Specialist, C-20; Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53; Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-400/T-700; 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, 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.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Computer aided design CAD software