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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Job Information

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.


  • Most assemblers work on teams, making good communication skills and the ability to get along with others important.
  • A high school diploma is sufficient for most jobs, but experience and extra training is needed for more advanced assembly work.
  • Employment is projected to experience little or no change between 2008 and 2018.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be good in the manufacturing sector, particularly in growing, high-technology industries.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $46,210/yr ($23.11/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma