What does a Composite Structures Technician (267G) do?

Composite Structures Technicians inspect, evaluate damage, repair, and replace damaged aircraft components according to approved engineering data and process requirements. They use hand and power tools, as well as other specialized equipment and materials.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Interpreting and using technical data to plan the sequence of work to be performed
  • Reading composite structure blueprints, structural repair manual data, and non-destructive inspection reports
  • Completing written documentation to ensure tracking and storage of materials
  • Safely removing paint/surface coating or special fasteners using hand or power tools
  • Using ratio calculations and mathematical measurements to mix resin systems
  • Recognizing and responding to contamination and its forms; addressing situation using decontamination and drying techniques
  • Learning and applying sheet metal repair methods
  • Communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors; working as member of the team

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma with credits in math, science, and English
  • Completion of a 7,600-hour apprenticeship, including a combination of on-the-job and in-school training
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Composite Structures Technician (267G)?

  • Generally full-time, sometimes in shifts
  • Employment tied to aircraft repair and air industry as a whole; demand for job related to repair and overhaul of existing airplanes
  • Positions found in aircraft component manufacturing companies, aircraft repair specialty companies, the aerospace industry, and with the Canadian Air Force

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $17.50 per hour, plus benefits.

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