Aircraft Structure, Surfaces & Systems Assemblers (SOC 51-2011)   

Occupational Profile

General Job 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.

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.


Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging & Systems Assemblers is classified as an occupation whose job duties rely on moderate use of technology.

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  • Texas Employment 2012: 3,110
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  • National Employment 2012: 42,000
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  • Average Hourly Wage 2013: $24.06
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