Skin Lap Bonder

Seal aircraft fuselage skin-laps preparatory to riveting.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Skin Lap Bonders do?

Seals aircraft fuselage skin-laps preparatory to riveting, using handtools and sealing compound: Reads blueprints, work orders, and specifications to determine skin-lap to be sealed and type of sealant to be used. Cleans skin-lap area, using solvent, cloth, and brush. Applies specified sealing compound to skin-lap area, using fairing tools, roller, and sealing gun. Cleans bonded area to remove excess sealant subsequent to riveting, using solvent and cloth. May mix adhesives, cements, and similar sealing compounds.

Should I be a Skin Lap Bonder?

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

  • Also known as: Bark Skinner

    How to become a Skin Lap Bonder

    Skin Lap Bonders 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 Skin Lap Bonder-related education!
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