Basler Turbo Conversions takes the legendary DC-3 and puts it through the industry's most extensive remanufacturing process. Built into each airframe is the sum of our knowledge and our proprietary processes, along with state-of-the-art components, world-class Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R engines
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A&P Sheetmetal Mechanic

Basler Turbo Conversions • 
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Basler Turbo Conversions takes the legendary DC-3 and puts it through the industry's most extensive remanufacturing process. Built into each airframe is the sum of our knowledge and our proprietary processes, along with state-of-the-art components, world-class Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R engines and Hartzell propellers. The BT-67 modernization includes a complete airframe overhaul, aerodynamic improvements, structural modifications that increase strength and improve performance, and new systems that improve reliability.
 
We are seeking strong motivated A&P Sheet Metal Mechanics to be part of our great and growing team! You will be an instrumental part of transforming the DC-3 to the BT-67. Details include but are not limited to dismantling, overhauling, repairing, fabricating, assembling, inspecting and erecting all parts of an aircraft.
  • Plan, lay out, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair aircraft sheet metal parts.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling, and installing sheet metal products.
  • Lay out and mark dimensions and reference lines on material to develop and trace patterns of product or parts, or uses templates.
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, forming rolls, and routers, to cut, bend, block and form, or straighten materials.
  • Shape metal material over anvil, block, or other form.
  • Trim, file, grind, de-burr, buff, and smooth 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.
  • Perform a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operations on aircraft structural assemblies and sub-assemblies such as wings, stabilizers, and flight controls.
  • Work with or without established blueprints to fabricate, drill, dimple, file, grind, trim, countersink and install aircraft structural assemblies and sub-assemblies.
  • 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 strong mechanical aptitude.
  • 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 exceptional attention to detail, and must work well individually or in team situations 
  • Enthusiasm to learn.
  • A drive for process improvement and learning our aircraft and systems.
  • High energy level.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work at both a fast paced and high quality level.
  • Team Spirit.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol tests.
  • Be authorized to work in the US.
Physical Abilities:
This position requires you to perform a variety of physical activities such as:
  • Accessing elevated areas of aircraft for maintenance and servicing which may require the use of ladders, high lift trucks, boom lifts and other lifting devices
  • Climbing, standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, sitting, working overhead, extensive walking, working in tight/confined spaces and lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Handling hazardous material in performance of assigned duties
  • Be able to use Personal Protective Equipment (e.g., respirators, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.)
  • This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position; additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as appropriate
Desired Experience:
  • 3+ year’s 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.
  • A&P certificate desired
Hours: 6:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday-Friday
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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Job Ident #: Basler Turbo Conversions
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