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Career Details :: Aircraft Rigging Assemblers
Fabricate and assemble aircraft tubing or cable components or assemblies.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Measures, cuts, and inspects cable and tubing, using master template, measuring instruments, and cable cutter or saw.
- Marks location of cutouts, holes, and trim lines of parts and relationship of parts, using measuring instruments.
- Assembles and attaches fittings onto cable and tubing components, using hand tools.
- Sets up and operates machines and systems to crimp, cut, bend, form, swage, flare, bead, burr, and straighten tubing, according to specifications.
- Swages fittings onto cable, using swaging machine.
- Reads and interprets blueprints, work orders, data charts, and specifications to determine operations and type, quantity, dimensions, configuration, and finish of tubing, cable, and fittings.
- Fabricates cable templates.
- Selects and installs accessories in swaging machine, using hand tools.
- Verifies dimensions of cable assembly and position of fittings, using measuring instruments, and repairs and reworks defective assemblies.
- Forms loops or splices in cables, using clamps and fittings, or reweaves cable strands.
- Marks identifying information on tubing or cable assemblies, using electro-chemical etching device, label, rubber stamp, or other methods.
- Cleans, lubricates, and coats tubing and cable assemblies.
- Tests tubing and cable assemblies for defects, using pressure testing equipment and proofloading machines.
- Welds tubing and fittings, and solders cable ends, using tack-welder, induction brazing chamber, or other equipment.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error
- Degree of Automation