Aviation Sheet Metal Mechanic (FAA Airframe)

Aviation Recruiting, LLC
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This position is responsible for fabrication, assembly, installation, and repair of sheet metal/structural parts and assemblies on corporate/charter aircraft.MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Determine project requirements, including scope, assembly sequences, and required methods and materials according to drawings, specifications, aircraft maintenance manuals, structural repair manuals, or other technical directives.
  • Perform close tolerance assembly such as shimming, fitting, trimming, and aligning where variances may occur from one assembly to another.
  • Lay out and fabrication of sheet metal parts using drawings, specifications, or other technical directives.
  • Alteration of existing parts using drawings, specifications, or other technical directives.
  • Modify aircraft structure and structural components of moderate to advanced difficulty.
  • Assemble aircraft structures and components with the aid of jigs and fixtures by drilling, filing, filling, shimming, reaming, counter-sinking, dimpling, deburring, fastening, etc.
  • Replace frames, stringers, stiffeners, etc. in skinned assemblies established from drawings with firm call outs of butt, center, chord, station, and/or water lines.
  • Pickup blind hole locations from existing structure.
  • Locate, identify, and isolate different types of corrosion on aircraft.
  • Remove defective parts through drilling of fasteners without damaging surrounding/associated structures.
  • Layout and mark reference points for installation of parts, assemblies, and components.
  • Position and align sub-assemblies in jigs or fixtures, using measuring instruments and following drawing lines and index points.
  • Fabricate aircraft structures, skins, and assemblies to exacting tolerances.
  • Install all aircraft hardware such as rivets, blind rivets, HI-LOCs, etc.
  • Strip, treat, prime, and paint aircraft parts, components, and assemblies.
  • Effectively communicate with other employees, managers, and others as required in their duties.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, damage-free work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to set up and operate sheet metal fabrication equipment to include brake, shear, slip roller, band saw, shrinker/stretcher, english wheel, drill press, etc.
  • Proficiency in use of sheet metal hand tools to include drills, die grinders, reamers, files, rivet guns, bucking bars, clecos, clamps, etc.
  • Ability to set up and us a variety of precision measuring instruments to include micrometers, gauges, protractors, calipers, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering dispositions, assembly drawings, process specifications, technical manuals, written instructions, test procedures, etc.


  • FAA Airframe and Power plant License
  • Experience with Gulfstream II and III and Lear 35 and 36 aircraft.
  • Experience with cargo door modifications or heavy structural fuselage modifications.
  • Demonstrate good problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Must be willing and motivated to learn new skills and equipment.

SALARY: Salary is commensurate of experience.

First posted: 
3/20/2018 2:32:29 PM

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