Basler Turbo Conversions is looking to hire Sheet Metal Mechanics at their factory headquarters in Oshkosh WI. This is a Full time, first shift position with opportunities for overtime. Pay range is $16.50 – $25.00+ / Hr. commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefit package
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Sheet Metal Mechanics

Basler Turbo Conversions • 
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Basler Turbo Conversions is looking to hire Sheet Metal Mechanics at their factory headquarters in Oshkosh WI. This is a Full time, first shift position with opportunities for overtime. Pay range is $16.50 – $25.00+ / Hr. commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefit package to include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K (with employer matching), Paid Holidays, Vacation, Life Insurance etc.

Basler Turbo Conversions, LLC, is a member of the Goodale family of companies, producing a completely remanufactured and modified C47/DC-3 aircraft called the BT-67. We take the legendary DC-3 and subject it to the industry’s most extensive remanufacturing process. Built into each airframe is the sum of our knowledge and our propriety processes, along with the world-class Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R engines and Hartzell propellers. In its new form, the BT-67 is 35% larger, carries 43% more load and flies 24% faster than the original. The BT-67 is sold, supported and operated around the world from Sub Saharan Africa to the South Pole. Check us out on the web at www.baslerturbo.com. Equal opportunity employer.
 
Position Details:
  • Plans, lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs, and repairs aircraft sheet metal parts.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling, and installing sheet metal products.
  • Lays out and marks dimensions and reference lines on material to develop and trace patterns of product or parts, or uses templates.
  • Sets up and operates fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, forming rolls, and routers, to cut, bend, block and form, or straighten materials.
  • Shapes metal material over anvil, block, or other form.
  • Trims, files, grinds, deburrs, buffs, and smooths surfaces.
  • Comply with 14 CFR (as applicable), manufacturer’s specifications, company policies, and procedures, as well as other methods accepted by the FAA, when accomplishing maintenance.
  • Conduct on-the-job training as assigned.
  • Maintain the maintenance work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Performs a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operations on aircraft structural assemblies and subassemblies such as wings, stabilizers, flight controls. 
  • Work with or without established blueprints to fabricate, drill, dimple, file, grind, trim, countersink and install aircraft structural assemblies and subassemblies.
  • A wide variety of duties are performed such as dismantling, overhauling, repairing, fabricating, assembling, inspecting and erecting all parts of an aircraft.
  • Use of hand and/or power tools, jigs, and saws.
  • May disassemble, modify, rework, re-assemble, complex structures and systems. 
  • Work with composites if interested. 
  • Additional duties as assigned. 
Job Requirements:
Skills and Experience Required:
  • Previous experience manufacturing simple to complex mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies.
  • Experience using hand tools, power tools, and machinery such as drill presses, rivet and hardware presses.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings.
  • Must have basic mechanical skills.
  • Well rounded knowledge of sheet metal tooling, equipment, materials, and processes, strongly preferred.
  • Must own basic set of aircraft maintenance tools.
  • Must take instruction and guidance well.
  • Must be goal oriented, have an exceptional attention to detail, and must work well in team situations and also as an individual.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks which include bending, stooping, kneeling and working overhead for long periods of time.
  • Enthusiasm to learn.
  • A drive for process improvement and learning our aircraft and systems.
  • Dependability.
  • High energy level.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work at both a fast pace and high quality level.
  • Team Spirit.
  • High mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol tests.
  • Be authorized to work in the US.
Desired:
  • 3+ years structural sheet metal experience.
  • General aviation experience performing annual inspections and maintenance.
  • Experience working with composites and fabric flight controls.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Experience working on a C47/DC3.
  • Airframe and Powerplant certificate
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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