Tubing Assembler

Fabricate and assemble tubing components of aircrafts and spacecrafts.
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Salary Range
$27,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tubing Assemblers do?

Fabricates and assembles tubing components for air, fuel, oil, hydraulic, and related systems of aircraft and spacecraft, according to specifications, using handtools, power tools, machines, equipment, and measuring instruments: Reads work order, blueprints, sketches, and bend data charts, or works from master tubing templates to determine tubing dimensions, configuration, and finish specifications. Establishes location of cutouts, holes, and trim lines of parts and relationship of parts to each other, using measuring instruments, such as rule, scales, and dividers. Sets up and operates variety of manual and power machines to cut, bend, form, swage, flare, bead, and burr tubing according to specifications. Attaches fittings, such as nuts, sleeves, collars, and caps, to tubing components, using handtools. Aligns, fits, and assembles tubing components in jigs and fixtures for subsequent welding. Modifies holding fixtures and jigs to conform to configuration of tubing samples by placing and fastening guides, stops, cradles, clamps, and rotation holders, using handtools. Measures and inspects tubing components for conformance to master tube data, using master template or measuring instruments. Tests tubing assemblies for leaks and other defects, using pressure testing equipment. Marks identifying information on tubing, using electro-chemical etching device, label, rubber stamp, or other method. Cleans and lubricates tubing and assemblies. May weld tubing and fittings, using tack-welder, induction brazing chamber, or other equipment. May operate tube-straightening machine. May operate oven to form nylon, plastic, and shrink tubing. May set up and operate computer-controlled tube bending systems to bend and check tubing.


Should I be a Tubing Assembler?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Armament Assembler, Assembler, Tubing, Hydraulic Assembler, Line Assembler, Plumbing Assembler, Tube Bender-Assembler See More

    How to become a Tubing Assembler

    Most Tubing Assemblers 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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