Cable fitter

The fitter-cablesetter is in charge of installing and connecting electrical and electromechanical tools in industry . He may be required to work on several terrains (indoors and outdoors, not to mention possible movements), and various supports (wiring, electrical assembly, etc.). It is also responsible for systematically testing the proper functioning of the elements it has put in place, while being responsible for urgent or punctual repairs of the equipment installed, to be sure not to let anything pass (defections, breakdowns, short -circuit.). A great ability to adapt and total respect for the safety rules which govern the working environment are expected of him.


• Lay, connect and fix the electrical wires, taking into account the instructions issued by the working documents;
• Fixing of electronic cables on various supports (boards, radars, prototype, etc.);
• Maintain the equipment installed to maximize their longevity;
• Understand the origin of the failure of a given part, or of any circuit (mechanical as well as technical and electrotechnical);
• Change of deficient parts to ensure the proper functioning of the systems in place;
• Bonding and screwing of components.


• Aptitude for manual work,
• Interest in technical work,
• Electrical skills, •
Basic knowledge of mechanics and electrical engineering,
• Good knowledge of technical English and high-tech tools,
• Communication skills,
• Taste for DIY,
• Autonomy and thoroughness in the work,
• Sense of initiative,
• Ability to concentrate and analyze (to better understand the diagrams and technical instructions).


The profession is accessible via a certain number of courses:
• the CAP electrician, aircraft system option,
• the CAP preparation and production of electrical works,
• qualifying training leading to the issue of a Joint Qualification Certificate of the Metallurgy, whose specialization relates to the profession of aeronautical cable fitter,
• a Professional Baccalaureate, option Electricity trades and its connected environments,
• a certificate of site manager in electrical installation.


In this aeronautical profession, the beginner earns a salary substantially equal to the minimum wage (about 1460 euros), to arrive at 28 920 euros gross per year on average, with experience. Women earn 10% less than their male colleagues.

Career development

An evolution towards a position of team leader or site manager, but also of production manager and quality controller is possible. This is not all, because the assembler-cable operator can, in the long term, turn to maintenance and expertise, through additional training.

Other appellations

• Aeronautical electrician,
• Fitter-electrician,
• Cabling operator,
• Fitter- wiring in electronics,
• Industrial electrician,
• Mounting and wiring agent in electronics.