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8882 — Airframe Test Operating

This occupation includes jobs involved in setting up and operating equipment to test the structural integrity of airframes or other similar structures such as re-entry vehicles. Work includes assembling and disassembling test structures, constructing and erecting test jigs, and installing test devices and supporting electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic equipment. The work requires a knowledge of airframe assembly, structural steel jig building and handling, tension patch forming and attachment, load application methods, and load measuring devices and their adjustment; ability to understand test objectives and relationships among airframe, jig, loading devices, and load measuring instruments; and knowledge of the sequence, methods, and procedures of test operations.