Aircraft Structural Technicians select, measure, shear, cut, bend, form, heat, treat, seal, fabricate, fit, inspect, paint and refinish parts and components to drawing specifications. They assemble parts and components and do sub-assemblies, using special jigs and fixtures. They also use special tools and tooling for installation of bolts, rivets, screws and special fasteners, and they install completed components in aircraft and inspect and verify the installation and operation of the components affected using test and measuring equipment as required.
Technical Training 3 weeks over 4 years
Salary Range Hourly
$17.25 — $47.06
NOTE: Effective March 31, 2012, SkilledTradesBC suspended a Certificate of Qualification for the Aircraft Structural Technician program. This credential is suspended during the review and re-structuring of the program. A Certificate of Apprenticeship will continue to be granted to qualified individuals who have successfully completed an Aircraft Structural Technician apprenticeship. Individuals that meet Transport Canada requirements have the option of pursuing AME-S licensing.
For more information about Transport Canada licensing, please refer to the Transport Canada web site.