Engages in production activities by repairing and overhauling aviation sheet metal components to include but not limited to: flight controls, doors, assemblies, and any other sheet metal components deemed necessary to improve daily throughput of the Component Services business.  The incumbent is res
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Sheet Metal Mechanic

Vertex Aerospace • 
Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Engages in production activities by repairing and overhauling aviation sheet metal components to include but not limited to: flight controls, doors, assemblies, and any other sheet metal components deemed necessary to improve daily throughput of the Component Services business.  The incumbent is responsible to service, troubleshoot, repair and inspect sheet metal components to ensure airworthiness.  Reports directly to the Crew Chief in Sheet Metal Shop.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING DUTIES.  ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY BE IDENTIFIED BY THE ORGANIZATION AND LISTED AS SUCH IN THE INCUMBENT’S PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL ELEMENTS.  VARIOUS TASKS MAY BE ASSIGNED UNDER EACH ESSENTIAL FUNCTION.  THOSE THAT ARE LISTED UNDER THE EXAMPLES OF WORK ARE NOT ALL INCLUSIVE; THEY ARE EXAMPLES ONLY AND MAY BE AMENDED OR ADDED TO AS NEEDED BY THE ORGANIZATION.  

1. Maintenance of Aircraft Sheet Metal Components
2. Enforcement of Policies and Procedures
3. Dealing with Coworkers/Customers/Public


EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED IN THIS CLASSIFICATION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING TASKS.  THESE TASKS MAY BE AMENDED OR OTHER TASKS MAY BE ASSIGNED AS NECESSARY.

• Personally assesses, repairs, rebuilds, inspects, and brings sheet metal component back to their original “like-new” condition
• Assist in troubleshooting system malfunctions to formulate corrective actions.
• Engages in Continuous Improvement activities through constant experimentation to manage daily throughput, work in process, and turnaround time.
• Reviews documentation for maintenance of aircraft on appropriate forms.
• Insures compliance with Service Bulletins, Instructions and Airworthiness Directives.
• Provides guidance to subordinate employees and peers when appropriate, collaborating and cooperating with other members of the management team.
• Maintains aircraft maintenance technical directives, forms, records and historical data as required.
• Complies with safety and tool control program requirements.
• Communicates with customers regarding aircraft component status.
• Ensures materials issued for assigned tasks are the correct items to repair the problem.
• Provides on-the-job training to new employees as required by Crew Chief.
• Assists with monitoring maintenance of Work In Process and Turnaround Time.
• Exhibits positive courteous behavior with customers businesses and coworkers.
• Assists coworkers and those in other departments to successfully perform job tasks and functions when necessary.
• Follows all safety procedures and practices as established by the Company and regulatory bodies.
• This job does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Job Requirements:
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from a standard four (4) year high school or equivalent (GED) AND five (5) years of experience in work directly-related to repair of sheet metal components for fixed wing aircraft.  

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS and EQUIPMENT:
 
None

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

The following skills and abilities are required:

• Understanding and using the English language both oral and written to communicate information or ideas to
 another person or persons;
• Writing routine reports and correspondence;
• reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals;
• adding, subtracting, multiplying and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals;
• interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form;
• planning and organizing;
• creating, entering, retrieving and printing from current software packages such as; Excel and Word;
• demonstrating problem analysis and independent decision making;
• demonstrating leadership; delegation of tasks and duties; motivating subordinates; discerning priorities;
• demonstrating intra and interpersonal relations;
• recognizing or identifying the existence of a problem as well as elements of a problem;
• performing a task in the presence of distracting stimulation or under monotonous conditions without significant loss of thought process and efficiency;
• perceiving and feeling such attributes of objects and materials as size, shape, temperature or texture;
• operating hand and power tools;
• traveling worldwide with limited notice; obtain a security clearance; obtain a passport and/or visa;
• interpreting drawings, specifications and schematics of aircraft instrument/electronic components;
• recognizing from schematics and drawing not only how one assembly functions but also how various assemblies interact with each other;

Knowledge of the following are required:

• databases sufficient to perform the job, duties, and tasks associated with the position;
• aircraft sheet metal repair and component repair;
• instrument, electronic and electrical test equipment;
• military or commercial aviation maintenance and its terminology; and
• U.S. government regulations for federal contractors and FAA maintenance programs

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. 
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