Airplane Assemblers


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Airplane Assemblers

Airplane Assemblers - Physical Demands

Airplane assemblers frequently:

  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Repeat the same movements.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Bend or twist their body.

It is important for airplane assemblers to be able to:

  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
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  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for airplane assemblers to be able to:

  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
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  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • Adjust body movements or equipment controls to keep pace with speed changes of moving objects.
  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
  • Make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Move arms and legs quickly.
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals.
  • See objects in very bright or glaring light.
  • See objects in very low light.
  • While looking forward, see objects or movements that are off to the side.
  • Determine from which direction a sound came.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.