Aircraft Power Plant Assembler

Build aircraft power plants according to blueprints and specifications.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$24,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Aircraft Power Plant Assemblers do?

Builds up aircraft power plant according to blueprints and specifications, using handtools, power tools, and equipment: Positions and secures engine on assembly fixture, using hoist. Connects auxiliary component parts, wiring, cables, lines, and accessory units to engine according to blueprints and assembly procedures, using handtools and power tools. Fits, trims, aligns, and adjusts parts and components, using handtools, power tools, and measuring instruments. Solders, lugs, routes, and ties electrical components. Tests installed parts and accessories for leakage, continuity, and functionality, using test equipment. Reworks, repairs, or replaces faulty components. May install engine in nacelle or other structural assembly. May assemble and install propeller components. May remove engine from crate or packing container.


Should I be an Aircraft Power Plant Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Assembler, Aircraft Power Plant

    How to Become an
    Aircraft Power Plant Assembler

    Most Aircraft Power Plant Assemblers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9wbaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%2826%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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