Profession aircraft assembler

Aircraft assemblers fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as airframes, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Electromechanics

    The engineering processes that combine electrical and mechanical engineering in the application of electromechanics in devices that need electricity to create mechanical movement or devices that create electricity by mechanical movement.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Common aviation safety regulations

    The body of legislation and regulations that apply to the field of civil aviation at regional, national, European and International levels. Understand that regulations aimed at protecting citizens at all times in civil aviation; ensure that operators, citizens, and organisations comply with these rules.

  • Aircraft mechanics

    Technicalities over mechanics in aircrafts and related topics in order to perform a wide range of repais in aircrafts.

Skills

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Assemble metal parts

    Align and arrange steel and metal parts in order to assemble complete products; use the appropriate hand tools and gauges.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Operate drill press

    Operate a semi-automated, semi-manual drill press to drill holes in a work piece, safely and according to regulations.

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

    Apply preparatory treatment, through mechanical or chemical processes, to the workpiece preceding the main operation.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

Optional knowledge and skills

program a cnc controller tend riveting machine follow safety procedures when working at heights inspect quality of products tend cnc grinding machine tend cnc laser cutting machine conduct performance tests perform aircraft maintenance liaise with engineers tend cnc metal punch press engineering principles use cam software record test data operate lifting equipment tend computer numerical control lathe machine cut metal products keep records of work progress set up automotive robot archive documentation related to the work tend cnc drilling machine operate handheld riveting equipment defense system tend cnc milling machine use welding equipment rivet types engineering processes use testing equipment

Common job titles

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  • Assembler 2
  • Assembler ii
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