Igniter Assembler

Assemble, test, and package rocket engine ignition charges.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Igniter Assemblers do?

Assembles, tests, and packages rocket engine ignition charges, following written instructions and wiring diagrams: Sifts and weighs out specified quantities of propellant powder and pours it into container. Seals container with solder or adhesive to form igniter. Assembles main charge and igniter to form ignition cap. Stamps or marks identification on cap, using crayon. Attaches wires to terminal pins of ignition cap according to wiring diagram, using pliers, soldering iron, and screwdriver. Tests wiring for continuity, using continuity checker. Tests ignition cap for air leaks, using vacuum pump. Places tested caps on shipping tray, or seals them in moistureproof bag.

Should I be an Igniter Assembler?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Assembler, Igniter

    How to become an Igniter Assembler

    Igniter Assemblers 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 Igniter Assembler-related education!
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