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9521 – Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

Aircraft assemblers assemble, fit and install prefabricated parts to manufacture fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft or aircraft subassemblies. Aircraft assembly inspectors inspect aircraft assemblies for adherence to engineering specifications. They are employed by aircraft and aircraft subassembly manufacturers.


Index of titles

Example titles

Aileron fitter – aircraft assembly

Aircraft assembler

Aircraft assemblies and installations inspector

Aircraft assembly inspector

Aircraft assembly rigger

Aircraft bench assembler

Aircraft control assembler

Aircraft fabrication inspector

Aircraft final assembly inspector

Aircraft fitter-assembler – aircraft assembly

Aircraft parts fitter – aircraft assembly

Aircraft power plant assembler-installer

Aircraft rigger – aircraft assembly

Aircraft rigging and controls mechanic – aircraft assembly

Aircraft sealer – aircraft assembly

Aircraft structure and surface assembler

Aircraft structure assembler

Aircraft tester – aircraft assembly

Aircraft wing assembler

Airframe assembler

Airframe assembler – aircraft assembly

Airframe fitter – aircraft assembly

Airframe subassembler

Airframe unit assembler

Bench and structural assembler

Bench and structural assembler – aircraft assembly

Bench fitter – aircraft assembly

Bench fitter mechanic – aircraft assembly

Composite technician – aircraft assembly

Detail assembler – aircraft assembly

Detail inspector – aircraft assembly

Development mechanic – aircraft assembly

Drill and ream mechanic – aircraft assembly

Fabric installer-repairer – aircraft assembly

Final-assembly inspector – aircraft assembly

Fuselage assembler

Fuselage fitter – aircraft assembly

Hydraulic installation – aircraft assembly

Hydraulic system installer – aircraft assembly

Power plant assembler – aircraft assembly

Power plant installation mechanic – aircraft assembly

Power plant mechanic – aircraft assembly

Pressure compartment sealer and tester – aircraft assembly

Propeller mechanic – aircraft assembly

Rigger – aircraft assembly

Sealer – aircraft assembly

Sheet metal assembler – aircraft assembly

Skin fitter – aircraft assembly

Spar assembler – aircraft assembly

Subassembler – aircraft assembly

Welded assemblies fitter-tester – aircraft assembly

Wing inspector – aircraft assembly

Wing marry-up mechanic – aircraft assembly

Wing tank mechanic – aircraft assembly

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Aircraft assemblers

Read and interpret aircraft assembly diagrams

Assemble and fit pre-fabricated parts to form subassemblies, working at benches or directly on an aircraft structure

Assemble, fit and install pre-fabricated parts and subassemblies such as aircraft skins, flight controls, rigging, hydraulics and other mechanical systems.

Aircraft assembly inspectors

Inspect aircraft assemblies, using measuring and testing equipment, for adherence to engineering specifications

Inspect assemblies for alignment, symmetry, dimensions, fit and quality of workmanship

Complete detailed inspection documentation.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is required.

Completion of a college or other program in aviation or aeronautical technology, with emphasis in aircraft manufacturing, may be required.

Aircraft assemblers receive several months of on-the-job and classroom training.

Aircraft assembly inspectors require experience as an aircraft assembler.

Additional information

Aircraft assemblers and assembly inspectors may progress to supervisory positions with experience.


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