Repair defects in self-sealing rubber fuel tanks for use on airplanes.
What does a Self Sealing Fuel Tank Repairer do?
Repairs defects in self-sealing rubber fuel tanks for use on airplanes: Examines fuel tanks to detect location and extent of defects, such as blisters, ply separations, cracks, and loose seams. Cuts away rubber in defective area with knife and smooths edges with portable buffer. Positions and cements specified patch material in defective area, using hand roller. Cuts out and replaces defective tank fittings and rubber reinforcement strips with handtools, following blueprints. Clamps electric platen on repaired area to vulcanize it. Cleans foreign material from inside of fuel tank, using wire brush, buffer, and vacuum hose. May position fuel tank on jig to verify location of fittings and screw holes.