Precision and accuracy are key to building spacecraft and are key skills of fabricators.
What does a fabricator do?
Fabricators fabricate, fit, assemble and weld metal parts, structures and equipment with a high level of precision and accuracy. Fabricators might handle tools metal components and parts, or they may be responsible for programming machinery.
In the space industry, fabricators make components and structures for spacecraft, satellites, ground stations, spaceports and rockets. They may work for large aerospace firms, or for workshops and plants that supply to the space industry.
What you’ll need to know and do
Fabricators need to be able to read and follow technical drawings and specifications. The work can be physically demanding, and requires good hand-eye coordination and attention to detail.
Your study pathway
Fabrication is a skilled trade. Becoming a fabricator usually requires completing an apprenticeship. Employers generally require apprentices to have a minimum Year 10 education.
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