Structures Assembler

Job Description

Can you picture yourself actually building modern, high-tech aircraft? This is a job that demands excellent hands-on skills, as well as the ability to read blueprints and to follow detailed engineering instructions accurately. The Structures Assembler performs wide variety of tasks, such as mating fuselage barrels/sections using fixed jigs, installing, fitting, and rigging wings and tail planes. The Structures Assembler is also involved in the repair, installation, modification and inspection of aircraft structural materials. Structures Assemblers assemble, fit and install aircraft skins, frames and structural parts. They assemble structures made of sheet metal and composites and possess knowledge of assembly jigs and tools. The Structures Assembler is involved in the set-up and operation of tools and equipment as well as some semi-automatic processes.

The Structures Assembler is part of an expert team that installs sophisticated fasteners, rivets, sealing materials, and doublers around door openings. More experienced assemblers hang engine pylons and conduct full system-function checks of all the moving parts. Structures Assemblers put together all the individual pieces and parts to create the aircraft.

Other job titles
  • Empennage Assembler

  • Equipment Bay Assembler

  • Journeyman Assembler

  • Section Assembler

  • Sheet Metal Assembler/Installer

  • Wing Assembler

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The Canadian Council of Aerospace & Aviation manages the certification process for this and other regulated careers in our industry.

Our industry has identified this career as in-demand, and is looking for certified skilled labourers to fill positions in this role. Use our self-assessment screening tool, and we’ll help you determine what steps you need to take to expedite your certification for Structures Assembler.

By completing this assessment, you’ll provide us with everything we need to point you in the right direction to completing your certification. And, once you’re certified, we’re ready to introduce you to employers looking for people with your skills.

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Work, Education &

Places you
could work

Aerospace Manufacturing Facilities

Specialized Shop or Factory Assembly Line


Completion of Secondary School (required)

Completion of an Aircraft Structures or Aerospace Manufacturing program at a college or approved training organization (an asset)

AutoCAD training (an asset)

CCAA Certification (an asset)


Excellent hands-on skills and manual dexterity

Ability to read blueprints and follow detailed engineering instructions accurately

Ability to keep documentation of work completed

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

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