Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 148
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 24.46 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Assemble gear systems
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Spot/tack weld materials
Weld metal parts and components
Solder parts or workpieces
Weld metal structures
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Assemble electromechanical or hydraulic systems
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Set-up specialized rigging
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Sand metal or plastic objects
File metal or plastic objects
Grind metal objects
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Bend tubing or conduit
Shape metal or plastic
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured aircraft products by hand
Assemble metal or plastic parts or products
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening
Perform basic plumbing
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Position workpiece prior to welding
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Position machines, equipment, or structures

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Replace worn equipment components
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Clean industrial, production, or manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair aircraft ignition systems
Repair specialized rigging
Repair aircraft propulsion systems
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Apply lubricants or coolants to workpieces
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Aircraft Maintenance
Aerospace Industry Knowledge
Assembly / Fabrication Of Wire Harnesses
Project Management
Aircraft Electrical Systems
Quality Assurance and Control
Power Plant Operations
Mechanical Engineering

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