Self Sealing Fuel Tank Repairer

Repair defects in self-sealing rubber fuel tanks for use on airplanes.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Self Sealing Fuel Tank Repairers do?

Repairs defects in self-sealing rubber fuel tanks for use on airplanes: Examines fuel tanks to detect location and extent of defects, such as blisters, ply separations, cracks, and loose seams. Cuts away rubber in defective area with knife and smooths edges with portable buffer. Positions and cements specified patch material in defective area, using hand roller. Cuts out and replaces defective tank fittings and rubber reinforcement strips with handtools, following blueprints. Clamps electric platen on repaired area to vulcanize it. Cleans foreign material from inside of fuel tank, using wire brush, buffer, and vacuum hose. May position fuel tank on jig to verify location of fittings and screw holes.


Should I be a Self Sealing Fuel Tank Repairer?

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

  • Also known as: Integral Tank Sealer

    How to Become a
    Self Sealing Fuel Tank Repairer

    Self Sealing Fuel Tank Repairers 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 Self Sealing Fuel Tank Repairer-related education!
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