Aircraft Skin Burnisher

Burnish sheet metal stocks or fabricated aircraft skins to remove defects.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Aircraft Skin Burnishers do?

Burnishes and hand finishes sheet metal stock or fabricated aircraft skins to remove surface defects, such as scratches, mars, and blemishes, and to restore surface to uniform grain, color, and luster, using burnishing tools: Reads work order and burnishing specifications. Lubricates area to be burnished, and rubs burnishing tool over lubricated metal surfaces to remove surface imperfections. Polishes surfaces to restore area to original luster or finish, by hand or using power tools. Brushes solutions onto skin surfaces to remove stains. Examines burnished area and surrounding skin to determine uniformity of grain, color, and finish.

Should I be an Aircraft Skin Burnisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to become an Aircraft Skin Burnisher

    Most Aircraft Skin Burnishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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