Ground Support Equipment Assembler

Lay out, fabricate, and assemble missile ground support equipment.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Ground Support Equipment Assemblers do?

Lays out, fabricates, and assembles missile ground support equipment and related structures according to blueprints and engineering specifications, using handtools and power tools: Reads and interprets blueprints and engineering specifications to determine methods and procedures for assembling equipment and structures, such as missile loading systems, storage shelters, and launching equipment. Lays out reference lines on parts, assemblies, and accessories, using measuring and marking instruments. Drills, rivets, reams, taps, countersinks, trims, files, grinds, and forms parts and assemblies, using handtools and power tools. Assembles, aligns, and fits component parts, assemblies, and accessories preparatory to final assembly and welding at missile launch site, using handtools and power tools. Reworks assemblies according to engineering specifications. Verifies symmetry of completed assemblies, using surveying instruments. Discusses assembly sequence, tooling requirements, modifications, and related issues with engineers, liaison personnel and others. May test assembled mechanisms and assemblies following specified testing procedures, using test equipment.


Should I be a Ground Support Equipment Assembler?

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

  • Also known as: Assembler, Ground Support Equipment, Ground Equipment Mechanic

    How to Become a
    Ground Support Equipment Assembler

    Most Ground Support Equipment Assemblers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9qaaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2821%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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