Rigging and Controls Aircraft Mechanic

Assemble and install rigging and control assemblies and systems.
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Salary Range
$27,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rigging and Controls Aircraft Mechanics do?

Assembles and installs rigging and control assemblies and systems that actuate aircraft structures, such as rudder, elevator, canopy, and wing surfaces, according to specifications, using handtools, power tools, and equipment: Reads and interprets blueprints, production illustrations, and other specifications to determine location, identity, and relationship of parts. Assembles, hangs, connects, and installs rigging and control assemblies and systems, including cables, cylinders, components of ailerons and flaps, pulleys, mountings, and brackets, working from established station lines and index points, using templates, jigs, fixtures, handtools, and power tools. Sets, adjusts, and synchronizes rigging and control system components to established tolerances and requirements. Verifies specified tension of cables, using tensionmeter. Operates rigging and control systems to determine functional performance, and reworks or adjusts system components accordingly. May install mechanical linkages and actuators.


Should I be a Rigging and Controls Aircraft Mechanic?

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

  • Also known as: Aircraft Mechanic, Rigging and Controls

    How to Become a
    Rigging and Controls Aircraft Mechanic

    Most Rigging and Controls Aircraft Mechanics 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:9jaaaa&chl=no+college+%2863%25%29|certificate+%2836%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,63,63
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