Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors (NOC 9521)

About this job

Assemblers and inspectors in this unit group work for aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers and perform a variety of tasks.

People in this occupation:

  • put together, fit and install pre-made parts to manufacture fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft or aircraft components
  • examine aircraft components to ensure they meet engineering specifications
Common job titles
  • assembler, airframe unit subassembler
  • composite technician - aircraft assembly
  • fitter, aileron / aircraft parts
  • mechanic, aircraft rigging and controls
  • mechanic, installation - hydraulics
  • sealer, pressurized compartments
  • assembler, airframe unit subassembler
  • composite technician - aircraft assembly
  • fitter, aileron / aircraft parts
  • installer-repairer, fabric
  • mechanic, aircraft rigging and controls
  • mechanic, installation - hydraulics

Duties

Assemblers:

  • read and interpret aircraft assembly diagrams
  • assemble and fit pre-made parts to form components, working at benches or directly on an aircraft structure
  • assemble, fit and install pre-made parts and components such as aircraft skins, flight controls, rigging, hydraulics and other mechanical systems

Inspectors:

  • inspect aircraft components, using measuring and testing equipment to ensure they meet engineering specifications
  • check assemblies for alignment, symmetry, dimensions, fit and quality of workmanship
  • complete detailed inspection documentation

Work environment

Key aspects of work in this occupation:

  • Assemblers and inspectors in this unit group usually work in an indoor work environment.
  • This work can produce enough noise to cause loss of hearing.
  • Work may be performed with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools that could cause an injury.

Examples:

  • operating metal machining tools to shape metal
  • using hand and power tools to fabricate wood products

Career paths and resources

Career paths

With experience, aircraft assemblers and assembly inspectors may progress to supervisory positions.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.