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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers - 51-2011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • A&P Technician (Airframe and Powerplant Technician)
  • Aircraft Line Assembler
  • Assembler
  • Assembly Riveter
  • Fabricator
  • Helicopter Technician
  • Sheet Metal Assembler and Riveter (SMAR)
  • Sheet Metal Mechanic
  • Structures Mechanic
  • Structures Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-2000 Assemblers and Fabricators
51-2010 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
51-2011.00 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

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Tasks

  • Adjust, repair, rework, or replace parts or assemblies to ensure proper operation.
  • Align, fit, assemble, connect, or install system components, using jigs, fixtures, measuring instruments, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Assemble parts, fittings, or subassemblies on aircraft, using layout tools, hand tools, power tools, or fasteners, such as bolts, screws, rivets, or clamps.
  • Assemble prefabricated parts to form subassemblies.
  • Assemble prototypes or integrated-technology demonstrators of new or emerging environmental technologies for aircraft.
  • Attach brackets, hinges, or clips to secure or support components or subassemblies, using bolts, screws, rivets, chemical bonding, or welding.
  • Capture or segregate waste material, such as aluminum swarf, machine cutting fluid, or solvents, for recycling or environmentally responsible disposal.
  • Clean aircraft structures, parts, or components, using aqueous, semi-aqueous, aliphatic hydrocarbon, or organic solvent cleaning products or techniques to reduce carbon or other harmful emissions.
  • Clean, oil, or coat system components as necessary before assembly or attachment.
  • Cut cables and tubing, using master templates, measuring instruments, and cable cutters or saws.
  • Cut, trim, file, bend, or smooth parts to ensure proper fit and clearance.
  • Fabricate parts needed for assembly or installation, using shop machinery or equipment.
  • Fit and fasten sheet metal coverings to surface areas or other sections of aircraft prior to welding or riveting.
  • Inspect or test installed units, parts, systems, or assemblies for fit, alignment, performance, defects, or compliance with standards, using measuring instruments or test equipment.
  • Install accessories in swaging machines, using hand tools.
  • Install mechanical linkages and actuators, using tensiometers to verify tension of cables.
  • Join structural assemblies, such as wings, tails, or fuselage.
  • Layout and mark reference points and locations for installation of parts or components, using jigs, templates, or measuring and marking instruments.
  • Manually install structural assemblies or signal crane operators to position assemblies for joining.
  • Mark identifying information on tubing or cable assemblies, using etching devices, labels, rubber stamps, or other methods.
  • Monitor robotic assembly equipment, such as snake-arm robots, used to assemble, seal, or swage aircraft structures.
  • Place and connect control cables to electronically controlled units, using hand tools, ring locks, cotter keys, threaded connectors, turnbuckles, or related devices.
  • Position and align subassemblies in jigs or fixtures, using measuring instruments and following blueprint lines and index points.
  • Read blueprints, illustrations, or specifications to determine layouts, sequences of operations, or identities or relationships of parts.
  • Set up or operate machines or systems to crimp, cut, bend, form, swage, flare, bead, burr, or straighten tubing, according to specifications.
  • Set, align, adjust, or synchronize aircraft armament or rigging or control system components to established tolerances or requirements using sighting devices and hand tools.
  • Splice cables, using clamps and fittings, or reweave cable strands.
  • Swage fittings onto cables, using swaging machines.
  • Verify dimensions of cable assemblies or positions of fittings, using measuring instruments.
  • Weld tubing and fittings or solder cable ends, using tack-welders, induction brazing chambers, or other equipment.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Apply lubricants or coolants to workpieces.
  • Assemble electrical or electronic equipment.
  • Assemble electromechanical or hydraulic systems.
  • Assemble metal or plastic parts or products.
  • Assemble metal structures.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
  • Inspect installed components or assemblies.
  • Install mechanical components in production equipment.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
  • Operate cutting equipment.
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Repair parts or assemblies.
  • Replace worn equipment components.
  • Reshape metal workpieces to established specifications.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Signal others to coordinate work activities.
  • Solder parts or workpieces.
  • Sort recyclable materials.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Helper, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Maintenance Helper, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F100, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turbofan and Turbojet Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F100, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, F100, F101, F110, F118, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, A10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, All Other (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-52/B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F/A-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, A10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, All Other (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-52/B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F/A-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Armament Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Intermediate Level Structures Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Ordnance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Structural Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Structural Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Structural Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Structural Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Structural Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Machinist's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnanceman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic Intermediate Level (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment (Navy - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F-35B (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic-Trainee (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight Engineer, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, F-35B (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-402 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-404 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, J-52 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, T-56 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F-35B (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, KC-130/V-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic-Trainee (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Transport Aircraft Specialist, C-20 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-46 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, UH/AH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-46 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, CH-46 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-400/T-700 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-58 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-64 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, CV-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, H-60 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Helper, CV-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Helper, H-60 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, CV-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, H-60 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Mechanical (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • OH-58D Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, Any C-135/E-3/E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, Any C-135/E-3/E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, Any C-135/E-3/E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, MQ-1/MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Helper, MQ-1/MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Helper, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, MQ-1/MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Squadron Ordnance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Apprentice, F-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Apprentice, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Helper, F-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Helper, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Journeyman, F-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Journeyman, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, A-10/U-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Helper, A-10/U-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Helper, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Helper, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, A-10/U-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tiltrotor Crew Chief, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tiltrotor Mechanic, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • VH-60N Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • VH-XX Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Weapons and Tactics Crew Chief Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft Mechanic, Armament (Aircraft Manufacturing)
  • Aircraft Mechanic, Plumbing and Hydraulics
  • Assembler, Aircraft, Structures and Surfaces
  • Assembler-Installer, General
  • Precision Assembler

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft Mechanic, Armament
  • Aircraft Mechanic, Environmental Control System
  • Aircraft Mechanic, Plumbing and Hydraulics
  • Aircraft Mechanic, Rigging and Controls
  • Assembler, Aircraft, Structures and Surfaces
  • Assembler, Tubing
  • Assembler-Installer, General
  • Cable Assembler and Swager
  • Precision Assembler
  • Riveting Machine Operator, Automatic