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Top 50 Fixture Builder Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Fixture Builder. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Fixture Builder resumes they appeared on. For example, 25.6% of Fixture Builder resumes contained Build Fixtures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Fixture Builder actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Fixture Builder:

1. Build Fixtures

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Here's how Build Fixtures is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Use sample part to build fixtures used in the manufacture of an aftermarket exhaust system.
  • Build fixtures for production components for military suppliers, G.D.L.S., AM General, etc.
  • Make, modify and purchase items for existing check and build fixtures.
  • Followed blueprint to build fixtures.
  • Complete machine and build fixtures.
  • Build Fixtures for automotive car parts to meet clients expectations and deadlines .

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2. Blueprint Specifications

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Here's how Blueprint Specifications is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Determined material dimensions, required equipment, and operations sequences per blueprint specifications.

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3. Laser Tracker Operator

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4. Assembly Drawings

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5. Aerospace Job

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Here's how Aerospace Job is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Can and will update resume to detail this aerospace job if required.

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6. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Learned Easy-mill CNC cad program to run Bandit CNC mills.
  • Construct new and maintain fixtures for CNC machining production.
  • Implemented CNC tube bending technology which reduced set-up time and scrap while increasing machine efficiencies and utilization.

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7. Complete Layout

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Here's how Complete Layout is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Make complete layout, fabricates, assembles and builds all type of jigs and fixtures.

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8. Drill Press

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Here's how Drill Press is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Work with all appropriate shop tools including: drill press, grinders, lathes, milling, heat treating, etc.
  • Frequent use of forklift, iron worker, drill press, saw, mag drill and air tools.

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9. Aluminum

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Here's how Aluminum is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Fabricate composite and aluminum full validating fixtures for interior and exterior vehicle build.
  • Steel / Aluminum / Gray Plank / Checking Fixtures.
  • Build aluminum and composite applied fixtures and tooling gages for Lockheed-Martin.

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10. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Trained to operate assorted machine shop equipment - conventional lathes, mills, drill presses, saws, grinders.
  • Operated various types of machine shop equipment to complete assignments, as required.
  • Utilize all machine shop equipment and precision measuring hand tools.
  • Use of machine shop equipment and suface table layout, digital measuring instruments for precision reference station location within engineering tolerance.
  • Order material & tools Maintain machine shop equipment Build all necessary tooling for the production of our products.

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11. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Weld complex assembly tools (mig/arc).

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12. Height Gauges

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13. TIG

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14. CMM

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Here's how CMM is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Build full body assembly tooling and interior cubes, CMM and attribute fixtures
  • Build prototype check gages * Build prototype weld fixtures * Machine details * Assist cmm * Other manual machining duties

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15. Leica

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Here's how Leica is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Train personal in use of Leica Tracker and Jig and Fixture building.
  • Utilized Faro and Leica Laser Trackers.
  • Produced all manner of aircraft tooling utilizing the Leica laser tracker with Axyz and Verisurf (9) software.

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16. Hand Tools

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17. Automotive Check Fixtures

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18. Aircraft Parts

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Here's how Aircraft Parts is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Experienced with patterns using hard and soft woods, and metal to form resin and urethane aircraft parts.
  • Tool and Die Maker Built Aerospace tooling for production of aircraft parts and aircraft assemblies.
  • Support line production in the making of specialty aircraft parts.

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19. Basic Shop Machinery

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20. Conventional Machine Tools

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Here's how Conventional Machine Tools is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Set up and operated conventional machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders.

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21. Set-Up

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22. C-17

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Here's how C-17 is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Set up C-17 vertical and horizontal stabilizer tools as well as G550, V22, Black Hawk and Global Hawk tools.
  • Worked on C-17 Program, Wing box, Master tooling & side panels.
  • Worked on B2 bomber, F-111, C-17, B1B Bomber.

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23. Shop Drawings

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Here's how Shop Drawings is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Prepared operational sequences and shop drawings covering parts fabrication and assembly to be performed by others.

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24. Chrysler

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Here's how Chrysler is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Manufactured Jigs and Fixtures for the assembling of various sheet metal panels for the Chrysler product line.
  • Ford, GM, Daimler, Chrysler, BMS, and all sub-suppliers globally.)

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25. Compound Angles

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Here's how Compound Angles is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Machine compound angles into details as necessary.

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26. Master Models

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Here's how Master Models is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Master models were constructed to be placed and located onto Master cubes to be know as Interior and Exterior viewing bucks.

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27. Optical Instruments

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Here's how Optical Instruments is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Set up and operated optical instruments to check overall and detailed alignment, fit, or adjustment of assemblies.
  • Worked on tooling for the Joint Strike Fighter project.Established reference systems with the use of optical instruments and computerized optics

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28. CAD Prints

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29. GD

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30. Test Procedures

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31. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and vernier calipers.
  • Set and checked tool reference systems and details with Laser Tracker, Theodolites and standard optics to very close tolerances.
  • Used Transits and Levels to shoot line-of-site, station, and water line measurements on aircraft tooling.
  • Used precision measuring instruments and worked with close tolerance dimensions: knowledge of GD&T.
  • Fabricated Assembly Jigs per model definition or print tolerances using conventional and/or 3D CAMS Systems.
  • Assembled complete layups, using a master gauge to set or check tolerances.
  • Worked to achieve accuracy to within tolerances of 1/32nd of an inch.
  • Locate tool details within close tolerances, drill and ream precision holes.
  • Constructed templates and procedures to ensure tolerances on parts provided by suppliers.
  • Hand formed to exact tolerance, extrusion and sheet metal parts.
  • Remastered aircraft fixtures using Transits, Levels, and other Optics.
  • Have ability to read prints and hold in tolerances specified.
  • Experience with overhead cranes as well as forklifts.
  • Transferred to welding fixture dept.
  • Bench hand, grinding, mag drilling, crane operation, hi lo driving.Plus ran there shipping department for 2 yrs.
  • Coordinated with designers on errors using basic optics, Brunson transits and levels, K & E transits and levels.
  • supported Laser Tracker Team as machinist, for the manufacturing of aircraft to a close tolerance.
  • Operated forklifts, jack stackers, tugs and over head cranes.

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33. GM

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34. R

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Here's how R is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Maintained high productivity and quality workmanship, Suggested design and procedure improvements that improve quality, productivity, and reduce cost.
  • Maintained cleanliness of assigned area.
  • Worked as part of a team in reading and interpreting bills of materials and blueprints and also completing checklists.
  • Checked the parts against the bill of material to confirm quality and that all correct parts are received.
  • Plan order of operations to build tooling to Engineer Drawings or Tool Designs.
  • Work with ME's and Engineers to refine production tooling concerns.
  • Prepare tooling to off load for secondary processes like hardening.
  • Checked dimensions of the unit against the prints, i.e.
  • Checked serial numbers, voltage, phase, etc.
  • Observed all company rules and policies, i.e.
  • Welded foundation for installation on Naval Vessels.
  • Operated machinery used in the production process.
  • Checked lines and component connections for leaks.
  • Designed and built various door fixtures.
  • Served on cost reduction team.
  • Participated in departmental meetings 33.
  • Mastered Blue Print reading, and served as Team lead on large foundational projects.
  • Used saws, drill presses, optical tooling and, precision measuring devices.
  • Observed equipment operations so that breakdowns were avoided.
  • Followed instructions, written or verbal.

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35. Vought

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Here's how Vought is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Worked at Vought Aircraft for ten weeks in a job contractor capacity working 12 hour days seven days a week.
  • Bell helicopter, L-3, Vought, Boeing company.

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36. F-18

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Here's how F-18 is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Worked on F-18 E & F Strike Fighter.

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37. Reference Points

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38. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Received numerous awards from NASA, JPL, USAF, MMC and LMC.

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39. Conventional Optics

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40. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Checked and confirmed work in accordance with job specifications, procedures, quality standards and checklists.
  • Recorded the number of products tested Examined products to verify they met quality standards.

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41. C17

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Here's how C17 is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Contract Jig & Fixture builder for C17 program

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42. Engineering Changes

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43. Shop Aids

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44. Verbal Instructions

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45. Particular Position

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46. Band Saws

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47. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Supported aircraft production with geometrical information for trouble shooting.

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48. Sample Parts

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Here's how Sample Parts is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Read and interpret technical orders, blueprints, sketches and uses sample parts.
  • Build sample parts for production reference.

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49. FAJ

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Here's how FAJ is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Led fabrication and rework crews on major 747 FAJ'S, Master Gauges, and handling fixtures.

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50. Critical Points

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Here's how Critical Points is used in Fixture Builder jobs:
  • Located critical points back to stations, butt lines or water lines.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Fixture Builder

Build Fixtures

33.3%

Blueprint Specifications

8.9%

Laser Tracker Operator

8.1%

Assembly Drawings

5.3%

Aerospace Job

4.3%

CNC

4.1%

Complete Layout

3.6%

Drill Press

3.4%

Aluminum

3.1%

Machine Shop

3.1%

MIG

2.9%

Height Gauges

2.9%

TIG

2.7%

CMM

2.2%

Leica

2.2%

Hand Tools

2.1%

Automotive Check Fixtures

2.1%

Aircraft Parts

2.1%

Basic Shop Machinery

1.7%

Conventional Machine Tools

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Fixture Builder

Rank Skill
1 Build Fixtures 25.6%
2 Blueprint Specifications 6.9%
3 Laser Tracker Operator 6.2%
4 Assembly Drawings 4.1%
5 Aerospace Job 3.3%
6 CNC 3.2%
7 Complete Layout 2.8%
8 Drill Press 2.6%
9 Aluminum 2.4%
10 Machine Shop 2.4%
11 MIG 2.2%
12 Height Gauges 2.2%
13 TIG 2.1%
14 CMM 1.7%
15 Leica 1.7%
16 Hand Tools 1.6%
17 Automotive Check Fixtures 1.6%
18 Aircraft Parts 1.6%
19 Basic Shop Machinery 1.3%
20 Conventional Machine Tools 1.3%
21 Set-Up 1.2%
22 C-17 1.1%
23 Shop Drawings 1.1%
24 Chrysler 1.1%
25 Compound Angles 1.1%
26 Master Models 1.1%
27 Optical Instruments 1.1%
28 CAD Prints 1.1%
29 GD 0.9%
30 Test Procedures 0.9%
31 RAN 0.9%
32 T-45 0.9%
33 GM 0.8%
34 R 0.8%
35 Vought 0.8%
36 F-18 0.8%
37 Reference Points 0.8%
38 Nasa 0.7%
39 Conventional Optics 0.7%
40 Quality Standards 0.7%
41 C17 0.5%
42 Engineering Changes 0.5%
43 Shop Aids 0.5%
44 Verbal Instructions 0.5%
45 Particular Position 0.5%
46 Band Saws 0.5%
47 Trouble Shooting 0.5%
48 Sample Parts 0.5%
49 FAJ 0.4%
50 Critical Points 0.4%
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