This occupational standard provides a comprehensive list of potential tasks an Aerospace Manufacturing Technologist might encounter in the job. It is recognized that all these tasks may not be applicable to every Aerospace Manufacturing Technologist position. Thus, it is up to the user to decide on how to use this information. 

For the purposes of this standard, an Aerospace Manufacturing Technologist will: 

  • Comply with safety and environmental requirements, including personal protective equipment and clothing, and practice safe work in the performance of all tasks.
  • Comply with quality assurance processes and complete documentation according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Understand and correctly interpret designs, drawings, models, and simulations.
  • Oversee and operate standard and specialized tools and equipment.
  • Integrate machinery, equipment, and technologies.
  • Support testing of prototypes, products, subsystem components or assemblies.
  • Monitor manufacturing equipment, materials, or components.
  • Monitor quality of the aircraft and aerospace parts.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Assist in planning of projects and estimating resources. 
  • Participate in supervisory and training responsibilities. 

An Aerospace Manufacturing Technologist must have good literacy and numeracy skills. The technologist needs to be able to refer to and follow the technical manuals that are written in abbreviated language. The technologist must be able to read technical references and interpret technical drawings. Problem solving skills are important in handling challenging and complex aerospace system defects. 

This diagnostic skill also requires sound knowledge of the aerospace systems and structures. The technologist must understand the inter-relationship between the components in the aircraft or aerospace system. Much of the technologist’s work is digital and consequently, computer skills are important. The technologist must be able to use a wide range of hand and power tools. 

Some special tasks, which are not covered in this standard, may have to be performed by an Aerospace Manufacturing Technologist. It is expected that these specific tasks will be addressed in individual company familiarization training, resulting in satisfactory accomplishment of the tasks to a defined company standard