Becoming an Aircraft Assembler
Examining the Prerequisites and Responsibilities for Aircraft Assembler Jobs
At one point in time, the idea of assembling an aircraft may have been limited to building a model airplane, either the plastic snap-and-glue-together variety or perhaps a larger remote control version. There may have been little association of a hobbyist’s activities with building real aircraft intended to transport civilian passengers or military personnel.
However, the proliferation of the aviation industry over the last several decades has led to the need to design, build, and deliver more and more aircraft that can travel from one destination to another in a higher, farther, faster, and overall more efficient fashion. The desire for more and better/safer aircraft has in turn necessitated the hiring and training of more people to construct them, otherwise known as aircraft assembler jobs.
An aircraft assembler uses engineering blueprints to construct different types of aircraft. Depending on the manufacturer’s specifications and construction requirements, aircraft assemblers can/will focus their attention and efforts on various aspects of the production process including:
- Fuselage and wings
- Mechanical systems
- Electrical systems
- Fuel components
In more specific terms, some of the functional responsibilities of aircraft assemblers can consist of the following:
- Reading and interpreting aircraft schematics
- Constructing the fuselage/wings (using rivets)
- Assembly of the various systems noted above
- Assembly of the individual parts for these systems
- Performing system diagnostics/required maintenance
- Understanding/respecting safety measures at all times
For those interested in pursuing an aircraft assembler job, they should also be aware of the following requirements relative to educational background, qualifications, and work experience:
- High school diploma
- Welding certification/experience
- An ability to work with sheet metal
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Technical or college level courses in:
- Workplace safety
- Reading blueprints
- Industrial mathematics
- Hydraulics and pneumatics
Employment Services Offer a Viable Avenue for Success in Your Job Search
The fact that aircraft manufacturers will utilize outside employment services to help fill their hiring requirements augurs well for individuals looking to establish a career within the aviation industry. In many cases, openings for positions such as aircraft assemblers will not be posted publicly, meaning that people seeking these jobs may not be aware of when and where the work is available.
Therefore, by aligning their job search efforts with an established placement agency like Winters Technical Staffing, candidates will have knowledge of any current employment opportunities in this field, as well as benefit from a network of aviation industry contacts already established by the Winters consultants.
Based on this industry insight and expertise, Winters Technical Staffing can also offer the following to assist candidates in strengthening the prospects of a successful outcome to their job search:
- Assessment of educational and skill levels
- Guidance on addressing any potential gaps
- Revising and/or re-focusing resume content
- Coaching on appropriate interview behaviours
- Managing compensation and benefits expectations
- Matching candidates to amenable corporate cultures
Contact Winters Today
Winters Technical Staffing offers a wide range of resources to help launch your career as an aircraft assembler. Call the placement specialists at Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 to get your placement process underway as soon as possible.