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Assembler / Fabricator

2,225

Statewide
Job Postings
40th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
Not Available

Currently Employed
in Indiana
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Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$19.11 - $31.68

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Assembler / Fabricator - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 2,225 job postings for the occupation of Assembler / Fabricator in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Assembler / Fabricator. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Assembler / Fabricator Do:

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.

Common Job Activities:

  • Assemble parts, fittings, or subassemblies on aircraft, using layout tools, hand tools, power tools, or fasteners, such as bolts, screws, rivets, or clamps.
  • Set, align, adjust, or synchronize aircraft armament or rigging or control system components to established tolerances or requirements using sighting devices and hand tools.
  • Read blueprints, illustrations, or specifications to determine layouts, sequences of operations, or identities or relationships of parts.
  • Attach brackets, hinges, or clips to secure or support components or subassemblies, using bolts, screws, rivets, chemical bonding, or welding.
  • Join structural assemblies, such as wings, tails, or fuselage.
  • Position and align subassemblies in jigs or fixtures, using measuring instruments and following blueprint lines and index points.
  • Cut, trim, file, bend, or smooth parts to ensure proper fit and clearance.
  • Adjust, repair, rework, or replace parts or assemblies to ensure proper operation.
  • Inspect or test installed units, parts, systems, or assemblies for fit, alignment, performance, defects, or compliance with standards, using measuring instruments or test equipment.
  • Layout and mark reference points and locations for installation of parts or components, using jigs, templates, or measuring and marking instruments.
  • Fabricate parts needed for assembly or installation, using shop machinery or equipment.
  • Assemble prototypes or integrated-technology demonstrators of new or emerging environmental technologies for aircraft.
  • Manually install structural assemblies or signal crane operators to position assemblies for joining.
  • Swage fittings onto cables, using swaging machines.
  • Align, fit, assemble, connect, or install system components, using jigs, fixtures, measuring instruments, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Clean, oil, or coat system components as necessary before assembly or attachment.
  • Assemble prefabricated parts to form subassemblies.
  • Set up or operate machines or systems to crimp, cut, bend, form, swage, flare, bead, burr, or straighten tubing, according to specifications.
  • Place and connect control cables to electronically controlled units, using hand tools, ring locks, cotter keys, threaded connectors, turnbuckles, or related devices.
  • Install mechanical linkages and actuators, using tensiometers to verify tension of cables.
  • Clean aircraft structures, parts, or components, using aqueous, semi-aqueous, aliphatic hydrocarbon, or organic solvent cleaning products or techniques to reduce carbon or other harmful emissions.
  • Install accessories in swaging machines, using hand tools.
  • Mark identifying information on tubing or cable assemblies, using etching devices, labels, rubber stamps, or other methods.
  • Verify dimensions of cable assemblies or positions of fittings, using measuring instruments.
  • Weld tubing and fittings or solder cable ends, using tack-welders, induction brazing chambers, or other equipment.
  • Splice cables, using clamps and fittings, or reweave cable strands.
  • Fit and fasten sheet metal coverings to surface areas or other sections of aircraft prior to welding or riveting.
  • Capture or segregate waste material, such as aluminum swarf, machine cutting fluid, or solvents, for recycling or environmentally responsible disposal.
  • Cut cables and tubing, using master templates, measuring instruments, and cable cutters or saws.

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