Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salary
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|$25,782 - $59,292|
|Hourly Rate||$12.21 - $27.03|
|Overtime||$17.10 - $38.46|
|Total Pay (||$25,782 - $59,292|
Job Description for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler
An aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assembler has a big job title to match a very interesting manufacturing job. As the name implies, this is an employee who helps build and assemble components for all variety of aerospace vehicles, from airplanes to rockets, missiles, and space-bound vehicles. The assembler attaches items like wings, stabilizers, fins, and rudders to these craft or works to put them and their various components together.Read More...
The assembler will typically be a specialized metal worker, familiar with the various alloys used in the assembly of aircraft. He or she typically works to construct the various sections of the exterior of the craft, usually by working with sub-assemblies and smaller components. The assembler will typically perform his or her own quality checks of this work. There will also typically be a second set of eyes—a supervisor or inspector—who makes an inspection before these parts are deemed fit for final assembly.
Most aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers will typically complete secondary school, vocational coursework, and certification in metalworking and alloys. Companies in the aerospace construction sector will typically look for employees for this position who possess prior metalworking experience in transportation. They may hire employees to serve as assistants or junior level employees in this work before promotion to assembler. These systems assemblers typically work regular daytime hours in a factory or hangar.
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Tasks
- Create whole structures and subassemblies for aerospace vehicles and ancillary equipment.
- Monitor and repair tools and equipment per workplace quality codes.
- Interpret blueprints and modify physical structures to fit required parameters using a variety of tools
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $58K.
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