Quick Facts: Aerospace Fabricator
|2010 Median Pay*||$28,360 per year or $13.63 per hour|
|Entry-Level Education*||HS Diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation*||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010*||1,626,500|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20*||5%|
|Employment Change, 2010-20*||88,000|
What Aerospace Fabricators Do:
The Aerospace Fabricator is responsible to perform aircraft sheet metal and composite repairs. Utilizing detailed blueprints, the incumbent will fabricate, remove and install various aircraft sheet metal, composite parts and structure.
How to Become an Aerospace Fabricator:
Aviation Shop Fabricators are generally expected to have a HS diploma or equivalent and experience with aircraft hardware, materials and processes.
Employment of Aerospace Fabricators is expected to increase 5 percent from 2010 to 2020.
The Aerospace Fabricator performs fabrication of bases, guards, stands, frames, and related sub-assemblies from structural steel, aluminum, and sheet metal to close tolerances.
This is a Non-Exempt position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Utilize detailed blue prints to determine pieces to be fabricated and installed.
- Layout and fabricate aircraft parts such as ribs, stringers, doublers, etc. using standard sheet metal and composite repair techniques; utilizing measuring tools such as calipers, dial calipers and scales.
- Properly identify areas in need of repair and properly remove and install aircraft parts in a timely fashion.
- Utilize fabrication machines including drill press, forming tools breaks and shears.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:
- Minimum 3-5 years aircraft structural repair experience.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Provide own basic tools required to do the above mentioned work.
- Ability to read and interpret blue prints.
- Able to obtain Security Clearance.
- Capable to work with little or no direct supervision.
- A&P license a plus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must have the ability perform light to heavy lifting and positioning of work pieces up to thirty-five pounds, utilizing overhead cranes, pallet jacks, constant standing, walking, and working in awkward positions, and may periodically exposed to high noise levels.