Assemblies and Installations Inspector

Inspect assemblies, such as fuselage, tail, and wings.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Assemblies and Installations Inspectors do?

Inspects assemblies, such as fuselage, tail, and wings, joining of assemblies into major structure, installation of parts, equipment, and accessories, or complete aircraft for conformance to specifications and quality standards: Reads and interprets blueprints, engineering documents, and inspection manuals and procedures to determine methods and sequence of inspection. Examines parts and assemblies for physical characteristics, such as surface finish, color, and texture, and for defects, such as cracks, scratches, and loose connections. Measures parts and assemblies for dimensional accuracy and adherence to blueprint specifications. Inspects assembly, mating, and installation of parts, assemblies, and equipment for alignment, fit, clearance, tension, throw limits, torque, and related factors, using fixtures, jigs, and precision measuring and checking instruments, such as scales, protractor, tensiometer, and gauges. Conducts or witnesses functional or operational tests of partial or completed units, such as landing gear, auto pilot, engine controls, and rudders, to verify conformance to specifications, using test equipment. Accepts or rejects assemblies or installations, and recommends repair, rework, or replacement of component parts. Confers with engineering, production, and inspection personnel to exchange inspection information. May be designated according to assembly or installation inspected as Inspector, Subassembly; Inspector, Final Assembly; Inspector, Final Assembly, Electrical; Inspector, Final Assembly, Mechanical; Inspector, Structures; Inspector, Engines And Components Assembly; Inspector, Experimental Assembly; Inspector, Electrical And Electronic Installations.

Should I be an Assemblies and Installations Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Assemblies and Installations, Inspector, Electrical and Electronic Installations, Installations Inspector

    How to Become an
    Assemblies and Installations Inspector

    Most Assemblies and Installations Inspectors 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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