Self Sealing Fuel Tank Builder

Build up layers of synthetic and rubber sheeting on plaster form.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Self Sealing Fuel Tank Builders do?

Builds up layers of synthetic and rubber sheeting on plaster form to make self-sealing fuel tanks for airplanes: Brushes solution on specified plaster form to provide smooth surface. Fits specified layers of synthetic and rubber sheeting on form and smooths out wrinkles with hands and hand roller. Brushes cement between layers of rubber to provide adhesive surface. Locates areas for fittings on fuel tank, using templates and ruler, and makes cutouts with knife. Cements fittings on fuel tank, rubber reinforcement strips over base of fittings, and reinforcement strips of gum rubber over seams of fuel tank.


Should I be a Self Sealing Fuel Tank Builder?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Self Sealing Fuel Tank Builder

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