Deicer Repairer

Repair defective parts of airplane deicers.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Deicer Repairers do?

Repairs defective parts of airplane deicers: Cuts out premarked defects, such as cracks and blisters, from rubber plies of deicer with knife. Buffs defective area to prepare it for patching, using portable electric buffer. Mends wiring defects in electric deicers, using soldering iron. Cuts out and patches defective spots in rubberized-fabric air tubes and manifolds of pneumatic deicers. Swabs defective area of rubber plies with rubber cement to provide adhesive surface. Positions uncured rubber patch on defective area and rolls down with hand roller to promote adherence. Trims excess rubber from patch with knife. Cures and vulcanizes patch, using portable vulcanizing equipment. Lifts repaired deicer to handtruck for removal to inspection department. May be designated according to type of deicer repaired as Deicer Repairer, Electric; Deicer Repairer, Pneumatic.

Should I be a Deicer Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Deicer Repairer, Electric, Deicer Repairer, Pneumatic, Ice-Guard Repairer

    How to become a Deicer Repairer

    Deicer Repairers 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 Deicer Repairer-related education!
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