Metal Bonding Assembler

Bond aircraft and space vehicle parts and assemblies.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Metal Bonding Assemblers do?

Bonds aircraft and space vehicle parts and assemblies, such as sheet metal skins to honeycomb core, according to blueprints and specifications, using handtools, power tools, and equipment: Reads process charts, work orders, and specifications to determine sequence of bonding operations, amount of bonding agent to be applied, and areas to be bonded. Examines parts to verify that prior processes have been completed and that identifying information corresponds with specifications. Measures, trims, fits, forms, and shapes mating surfaces of parts to ensure required contact can be accomplished, using measuring instruments, handtools, and power tools. Cleans dust, dirt, oil, and other foreign matter from contact surfaces, using cleaning solutions and rags. Positions, aligns, fits, and assembles parts, materials, and incidental functional items on jigs, fixtures, platen or project plates, using handtools, power tools, and fasteners. Applies primer and metal bonding film, foam, or other adhesives to bonding surfaces. Dries and cures parts and assemblies, using vacuum fixtures or presses with heated platens. Adjusts curing oven controls to regulate pressure, time, and heating temperature. Loads and unloads assemblies from oven, manually or using equipment. May mix adhesives.

Should I be a Metal Bonding 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Assembler, Metal Bonding

    How to become a Metal Bonding Assembler

    Metal Bonding 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 Metal Bonding Assembler-related education!
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