The Sheet Metal Mechanic will follow all applicable established procedures, instructions, guidelines, and technical data from all DoD Services to provide knowledgeable, skilled labor personnel to ensure aircraft complete the production Structural/Sheet Metal phase in accordance with the production schedule for military aircraft. Specific responsibilities may include:
- Performing visual inspections for damage to aircraft surfaces and components; inspecting for corrosion, and recording findings using proper documentation. Inspecting aircraft for dings, dents, corrosion, loose or missing rivets; taping windows, landing gear, plastic and fiberglass to protect from chemicals; acid etching and washing, priming, and applying epoxy and paint
- Performing structural repairs by manufacturing and installing new parts, and reinforcing, patching, and replacing defective parts
- Performing modifications to aircraft structures and conducting final inspections
- Utilizing precision tools to perform structural repairs and modifications to exacting standards in accordance with provided technical data
- Utilizing mechanical and hand blending techniques of major aircraft structural components using high-speed grinders, sanding blocks, DA sanders, and similar tools
- Preparing the aircraft, panel, and part surfaces prior to coating/painting using mechanical stripping methods
- Providing maintenance support such as mechanical stripping, and/or sand applications on aircraft, panels, and parts
- Working independently interpreting blueprints and engineering specifications to facilitate aircraft service change installations
- Fabricating metal repair and modifying aircraft sheet metal and composite structure and various aircraft component parts
High school diploma or equivalent required
Minimum of 2 years experience on aircraft as a structure/sheet metal mechanic. Military aircraft experience preferred
Qualified candidates will have the ability to utilize complex shop mathematics to figure irregular curves, angles, and pitch; experience with pattern and template making; and be skilled with the use of a variety of complex measuring instruments
Previous aircraft sheet metal experience is required; composite experience on the V-22 aircraft is a plus
Physical Effort: Work requires standing, stooping, bending, and reaching. Frequent handling, lifting, and carrying objects that weigh 40-50 lbs.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in closed-in areas that are usually noisy and dirty, and where there is a constant danger to the skin and eyes from flying metal chips and abrasive particles; skin irritation from contact with coolants, lubricants, and abrasive compounds; danger to fingers, hands, and other parts of the body from cutting tools, grinding wheels, rotating pieces, and moving parts of machines.
This position will require U.S. citizenship and the ability to be granted a DoD Secret clearance.
ZENETEX is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.