Parachute Inspector

Inspect parachutes and lines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Parachute Inspectors do?

Inspects parachutes and lines to detect flaws in materials and fabrication: Spreads parachute or part, such as canopy and shroud webbing, on glass-topped table or over fluorescent light, and examines them for flaws, such as defective material and stitching, crooked hems, and tears. Pulls on shroud lines and suspension cords to ensure tightness of knots. Rips out defective stitching, hems, seams, and taped edges, and trims excess fabric at edges, using scissors. Pins pieces of colored cloth over defective areas. May be designated according to part inspected as Canopy Inspector; Hem Inspector; Shroud-Web Inspector.

Should I be a Parachute Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Parachute Inspector

    Most Parachute 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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