Profession aircraft assembler

Aircraft assemblers use hand tools, power tools and other equipment such as CNC machines or robots to construct, fit and install prefabricated parts to manufacture fixed or rotary wing aircrafts and aircraft subassemblies such as flight controls, aircraft skins, rigging and other mechanical systems etc. They read and interpret blueprints. They operate control systems to determine functional performance of the assemblies and adjust accordingly.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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.

  • Aircraft mechanics

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Operate drill press

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

  • Assemble metal parts

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

  • Align components

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Use power tools

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

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

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

  • Fasten components

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

  • Read standard blueprints

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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