Airplane Tube Builder

Cut and cement rubber stock to build airplane tire tubes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Airplane Tube Builders do?

Cuts and cements rubber stock to build airplane tire tubes: Places templates on calendered gum stock, traces patterns, and cuts stock with scissors, holding edges at angle to obtain beveled cut. Washes edges with solvent and brushes on cement. Joins stock together to form tube by lapping and bonding edges with hand roller. Marks valve location with template and inserts valve in tube.


Should I be an Airplane Tube Builder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Tube Builder, Tube Builder, Airplane

    How to become an Airplane Tube Builder

    Airplane Tube Builders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Airplane Tube Builder-related education!
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