Parachute Mender

Patch damaged parachute canopies.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Parachute Menders do?

Patches damaged parachute canopies, using needle and thread and sewing machine. Replaces defective shrouds and splices connections between shrouds and harness, using handtools.


Should I be a Parachute Mender?

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

  • Also known as: Parachute Repairer

    How to become a Parachute Mender

    Parachute Menders often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9zadaa&chl=no+college+%2853%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2825%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,53,53
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