Profession aircraft engine assembler

Aircraft engine assemblers build and install prefabricated parts to form aircraft engines such as lightweight piston engines and gas turbines. They review specifications and technical drawings to determine materials and assembly instructions. They inspect and test the engines and reject malfunctioning components.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Operation of different engines

    Know the characteristics, maintenance requirements and operating procedures of various kinds of engines such as gas, diesel, electrical, and engines with steam propulsion plants.

  • Engine components

    Know the different engine components, and their operation and maintenance. Understand when repairs and replacement should be undertaken.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Bolt engine parts

    Securely bolt together engine components manually or using power tools.

  • Ensure aircraft compliance with regulation

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

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • 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.

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Fasten components

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

  • Use power tools

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  • Align components

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

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

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

Optional knowledge and skills

record test data operate welding equipment rivet types operate handheld riveting equipment tend riveting machine engineering processes calibrate electronic instruments repair engines send faulty equipment back to assembly line diagnose defective engines electricity re-assemble engines position engine on test stand conduct performance tests set up automotive robot operate lifting equipment recognise signs of corrosion electronics inspect quality of products use cam software operate precision measuring equipment use testing equipment operate soldering equipment disassemble engines engineering principles write records for repairs keep records of work progress electronics principles liaise with engineers