Profession aircraft assembly inspector

Aircraft assembly inspectors use measuring and testing equipment to inspect and monitor aircraft assemblies to ensure conformity to engineering specifications and to safety standards and regulations. They examine the assemblies to detect malfunction or damage and check repair work. They also provide detailed inspection documentation and recommend action where problems were discovered.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Aircraft mechanics

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

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • 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.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Inspect aircraft manufacturing

    Conduct inspections in the aviation industry; inspect plants where aircraft parts are manufactured to ensure safety and quality control. Ensure that aircraft components are manufactured in compliance with safety and design specifications.

  • Write inspection reports

    Write the results and conclusions of the inspection in a clear and intelligible way. Log the inspection's processes such as contact, outcome, and steps taken.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Ensure aircraft compliance with regulation

    Ensure that every aircraft complies with applicable regulation and all components and equipment have officially valid components.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Conduct performance tests

    Conduct experimental, environmental and operational tests on models, prototypes or on the systems and equipment itself in order to test their strength and capabilities under normal and extreme conditions.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

defense system prepare audit activities inspect aircraft for airworthiness lead inspections maintain test equipment supervise work liaise with engineers engineering principles issue licences supervise staff send faulty equipment back to assembly line act as contact person during equipment incident manage maintenance operations perform test run electromechanics