Aviation Sheet Metal Mechanic (FAA Airframe)
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.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS REQUIRED BY POSITION:
- 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.