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Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Aircraft Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Align and fit structural assemblies manually, or signal crane operators to position assemblies for joining.
Assemble and fit prefabricated parts to form subassemblies.
Assemble, install, and connect parts, fittings, and assemblies on aircraft, using layout tools, hand tools, power tools, and fasteners such as bolts, screws, rivets, and clamps.
Position and align subassemblies in jigs or fixtures, using measuring instruments and following blueprint lines and index points.
Cut, trim, file, bend, and smooth parts, and verify sizes and fitting tolerances in order to ensure proper fit and clearance of parts.
Read and interpret blueprints, illustrations, and specifications to determine layouts, sequences of operations, or identities and relationships of parts.
Align, fit, assemble, connect, and install system components, using jigs, fixtures, measuring instruments, hand tools, and power tools.
Join structural assemblies such as wings, tails, and fuselage.
Lay out and mark reference points and locations for installation of parts and components, using jigs, templates, and measuring and marking instruments.
Adjust, repair, rework, or replace parts and assemblies to eliminate malfunctions and to ensure proper operation.
Attach brackets, hinges, or clips to secure or support components and subassemblies, using bolts, screws, rivets, chemical bonding, or welding.
Inspect and test installed units, parts, systems, and assemblies for fit, alignment, performance, defects, and compliance with standards, using measuring instruments and test equipment.
Fit and fasten sheet metal coverings to surface areas and other sections of aircraft prior to welding or riveting.
Clean, oil, and/or coat system components as necessary before assembling and attaching them.
Set, align, adjust, and synchronize aircraft armament and rigging and control system components to established tolerances and requirements, using sighting devices and hand tools.
Install and connect control cables to electronically controlled units, using hand tools, ring locks, cotter keys, threaded connectors, turnbuckles, and related devices.
Fabricate parts needed for assembly and installation, using shop equipment.
Set up and operate machines and systems to crimp, cut, bend, form, swage, flare, bead, burr, and straighten tubing, according to specifications.
Weld tubing and fittings, and solder cable ends, using tack-welders, induction brazing chambers, or other equipment.
Install mechanical linkages and actuators, and verify tension of cables, using tensiometers.
Verify dimensions of cable assemblies and positions of fittings, using measuring instruments.
Mark identifying information on tubing or cable assemblies, using etching devices, labels, rubber stamps, or other methods.
Select and install accessories in swaging machines, using hand tools.
Form loops or splices in cables, using clamps and fittings, or reweave cable strands.
Measure and cut cables and tubing, using master templates, measuring instruments, and cable cutters or saws.
Swage fittings onto cables, using swaging machines.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Aircraft Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Aircraft Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Aircraft Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Aircraft Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
Electrical power management system software Industrial control software
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
Word processing software Word processing software
Adhesive application robots Sealant adhesive robots
Alligator jaw compression riveters Rivet tools
Anti-vibration gloves Protective gloves
Arc welding equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Assembly robots Pick or place robots
Autoriveters Rivet tools
Beading tools Tube bending machinery
Bearing installation tools Bearing fitting tool kits
Bearing staking tools Swaging tools
Blind rivet guns Rivet tools
Brazing equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Burring tools Deburring equipment
C-yoke compression riveters Rivet tools
Cable cutters Wire or cable cutters
Case wrenches Specialty wrenches
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Dial calipers Calipers
Drafting templates Templates
Electrochemical etching devices Metal markers or holders
Files Files
First assembly jigs Positioning jig
Flange wrenches Specialty wrenches
Flaring tools Tube end finishers
Fuel control wrenches Torque wrenches
Fuel nozzle wrenches Specialty wrenches
Gear shaft wrenches Specialty wrenches
Hand clamps Hand clamps
Input wrenches Specialty wrenches
Line reamers Reamers
Material guiding jigs Guide jig
Metal bending equipment Tube bending machinery
Metal bucking bars Rivet tools
Micrometers Micrometers
Milling machines Milling machines
Mylar index templates Templates
Nut wrenches Nut drivers
Overhead cranes Track cranes
Pin protrusion gauges Height gauges
Pipe bending mandrels Pipe bending mandrels
Pneumatic drills Pneumatic drill
Power drills Power drills
Power hoists Hoists
Power saws Power saws
Power screwguns Power screwguns
Precision tapered reamers Reamers
Protective ear muffs Ear muffs
Protective ear plugs Ear plugs
Ratchets Ratchets
Recoilless rivet hammers Rivet tools
Rivet guns Rivet tools
Safety glasses Safety glasses
Safety gloves Protective gloves
Setup templates Templates
Soldering irons Soldering irons or guns
Spanner wrenches Spanner wrenches
Spline key wrenches Specialty wrenches
Spot welding equipment Welding tools
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Swaging tools Swaging tools
Tack welding equipment Welders
Tensiometers Tensiometers
Torque drivers Torque wrenches
Trunnion centering tools Guide jig
Trunnion wrenches Torque wrenches
Tube crimping tools Tube end finishers
Ultrasonic inspection equipment Ultrasonic examination equipment
Welding hoods Welding masks
Welding robots Welding robots
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Aircraft Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
Related Work Experience None
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Aircraft Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aircraft De-Icer Installer
Aircraft Fuselage Framer
Aircraft Layout Worker
Aircraft Line Assembler
Aircraft Mechanic
Aircraft Part Assembler
Aircraft Parts Assembler
Aircraft Riveter
Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic
Aircraft Structures and Surfaces Assembler
Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic
Armament Aircraft Mechanic
Assembly Riveter
Automatic Riveting Machine Operator
Blanket Maker
Body Joiner
Body Liner
Body Worker
Cable Assembler and Swager
Conduit Bender
De-Icer Installer
Environmental Control System Aircraft Mechanic
Erco Machine Operator
Experimental Assembler
Fuel-Efficient Aircraft Construction Worker
Fuselage Framer
General Assembler-Installer
Harness Builder
Harness Installer
Helicopter Airframe Mechanic
Helicopter Mechanic
Helicopter Technician
Honeycomb Blanket Maker
Hydraulic Assembler
Line Assembler
Manifold Builder
Manufacturing Assembler
Metal Bonder
Metal Fitter
Plumbing Assembler
Plumbing and Hydraulics Aircraft Mechanic
Precision Aircraft Structure Assembler
Precision Aircraft Systems Assembler
Precision Assembler
Propeller Layout Worker
Rib Builder
Rigging and Controls Aircraft Mechanic
Safety Glass Installer
Sheet Metal Assembler and Riveter (SMAR)
Sheet Metal Worker
Sheetmetal Mechanic
Shield Installer
Skin Fitter
Skin Installer
Spar Finisher
Structures Mechanic
Structures Technician
Tab Builder
Tubing Assembler
Wing Coverer
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Aircraft Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Structure/Rigging and Systems Assemblers
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