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L3 Vertex Aerospace
Location: California
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Mechanic
The Sheet Metal - Fabricator will be required to execute the following duties and responsibilities to include, but not solely limited to:

Key Duties:

· Fabricate, disassemble, assess, repair, overhaul, modify and re-assemble aircraft sheet metal and composite structures, tooling, fixtures or assemblies from blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings and aircraft structure repair manuals.

· The structures components will include but not be limited to fuselage, wing and flight control components.

· Interface with engineers, scientists and mechanics to provide design inputs.

· Use Hand, pneumatic and power tools. Shears, brakes, grinders, Etc. to construct and/or complete parts or assemblies of equipment to fabricate Research and Development (R&D) or experimental aircraft parts, tool, Etc.

· Perform routine/periodic maintenance of tools and equipment for the Sheet Metal Shop.

· Adhere to and comply with NASA’s and L-3 policies and regulations.

* Other Sheet metal related duties as required.





* Demonstrated experience and knowledge of aircraft structure repair and assembly.

* Demonstrated experience and knowledge of fabrication of parts and tools.

* Able to interpret, make recommendations and corrections to blue prints

* Able to adhere to safety equipment and standards

* Valid Driver’s License

* Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport

* Ability to obtain and maintain U.S. Secret Clearance

* High School Diploma or higher.

* Minimum of five (5) or more years’ experience in sheet metal/composite fabrication and assembly

Additional Skills Preferred:

* Self-starter, able to work with minimum supervision

* Aircraft and or aviation related fabrication skills

* Strong background in aircraft sheet metal structural and skin repairs

* Strong organizational and time management skills

* Strong problem solving skills; ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions and arrive at effective solutions

* Strong verbal and written communication competencies

* Able to function well as a team member

* Ability to travel

Aircraft Mechanic Physical Requirements:

Must be able to climb ladders, stairs and portable stands and navigate these without assistance. Must be able to work at heights 70 feet above the ground. Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold.

Must be able to work in the following environmental conditions: noise, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, odors, dust. Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, balance, push, pull, kneel, grasp, crouch, crawl, work in narrow aisles/passageways, and work in close spaces that restrict movement including aircraft fuel tanks for extended periods of time.

Must be able to stand for sustained periods of time. Must be able to work primarily with fingers such as picking, pinching, typing. Must have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Must be capable of routinely performing industry standard ambidextriosities required to complete tasks. Must be able to lift/maneuver up to 50 pounds. Must be able and willing to enter and work in confined spaces, such as aircraft fuel tanks and beneath floor panels with clearances of 18” – 24”.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

US Security Clearance Required: None

: Full-time

: Day - 1st

: Yes, 10 % of the Time

: Division - Vertex-20000074

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job Posting
: Nov 30, 2017, 9:33:05 PM

: Machining

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