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11 months ago
Location: Houston
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Sheet Metal Worker
Position Description

The Sheet Metal Mechanic performs internal and external sheet metal repairs, modifications, and installations to all aircraft serviced at the facility. Researches and develops repair schemes using blueprints, engineering orders, service bulletins, and other technical publications. Fabricates various sheet metal parts in their entirety by interpreting blueprints, calculating angles, diameters, and bend allowances, and then cutting, shaping and forming the part.

Essential Duties
• Performs structural aircraft repairs using appropriate sheet metal techniques and fasteners. Removes, replaces, and relocates headers, stringers, doors, beams, and bulkheads. Builds up surfaces and structures to specifications. Installs Service Bulletin kits using parts and instructions provided by OEM.
• Plans and develops schemes for sheet metal repairs and/or modifications by using blueprints, sketches, service bulletins, OEM or government specifications, engineering orders, or other technical publications.
• Uses precision measuring instruments to accomplish sheet metal repairs or modifications, (i.e. micrometers, calipers, surface plates, protractors, combination squares, etc.).
• Inspects aircraft in accordance with OEM Light or Heavy Maintenance manuals.
• Evaluates removed components for serviceability and documents discrepancies (squawks). Re-installs and tests components after completed inspection.
• Troubleshoots and repairs all airframe systems as required (hydraulics, landing gear, etc). May perform fuel tank sealing on aircraft.
• Documents all work accomplished (a.k.a. sign-off) in a clear, concise, and accurate manner.
• Accomplishes Service Bulletins, Repair Letters, and Airworthiness Directives as required.
• Reads and interprets maintenance manual procedures, blueprints, technical manuals, and schematic diagrams when required.
• Analyzes a variety of mechanical problems and determines the cause and best method of repair.
• Tests operation and repairs/adjusts, as required: engines, engine controls and accessories, propellers and controls, landing gear, hydraulic systems and servicing, and flight controls, and adjusts rigging as required.
Position Requirements

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
• A valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License is required.
• Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds; stand a minimum of 8 hours per day, and walk long distances; bend, stretch, crawl, and climb ladders in order to work on areas within the aircraft that are difficult to access.
• A minimum of 3 years sheet metal experience required.
• Corporate aviation experience strongly desired.
• Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
• Strong communication skills required, both verbal and written.
• Must have good interpersonal and verbal skills in order to interface with customers and employees.

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