Rigging and Controls Aircraft Mechanic

Assemble and install rigging and control assemblies and systems.

What does a Rigging and Controls Aircraft Mechanic do?

Assembles and installs rigging and control assemblies and systems that actuate aircraft structures, such as rudder, elevator, canopy, and wing surfaces, according to specifications, using handtools, power tools, and equipment: Reads and interprets blueprints, production illustrations, and other specifications to determine location, identity, and relationship of parts. Assembles, hangs, connects, and installs rigging and control assemblies and systems, including cables, cylinders, components of ailerons and flaps, pulleys, mountings, and brackets, working from established station lines and index points, using templates, jigs, fixtures, handtools, and power tools. Sets, adjusts, and synchronizes rigging and control system components to established tolerances and requirements. Verifies specified tension of cables, using tensionmeter. Operates rigging and control systems to determine functional performance, and reworks or adjusts system components accordingly. May install mechanical linkages and actuators.