"Aircraft Structural Technician" means a person who selects, measures, shears, cuts, bends, forms, heat treats, seals, fabricates, fits, inspects, paints and refinishes parts and components to drawing specifications. Drills, countersinks, dimples, reams and taps holes for bolting, screws, riveting and installation of special fasteners. Assembles parts and components and sub-assemblies, using special jigs and fixtures. Uses special tools and tooling for installation of bolts, rivets, screws and special fasteners. Installs completed components in aircraft and inspects and verifies the installation and operation of the components affected using test and measuring equipment as required. Reworks and/or replaces components to rectify damaged or malfunctioning components.
NOTE: Effective March 31, 2012, ITA suspended a Certificate of Qualification for the Aircraft Structural Technician program. This credential is suspended during the review and re-structuring of the program. A Certificate of Apprenticeship will continue to be granted to qualified individuals who have successfully completed an Aircraft Structural Technician apprenticeship. Individuals that meet Transport Canada requirements have the option of pursuing AME-S licensing. For more information about Transport Canada licensing, please refer to the Transport Canada web site.