Basler Turbo Conversions is looking to hire Sheet Metal Mechanics at their factory headquarters in Oshkosh WI. This is a Full time, first shift position with opportunities for overtime. Pay range is $16.50 – $25.00+ / Hr. commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefit package
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Sheet Metal Mechanics

Basler Turbo Conversions • 
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Basler Turbo Conversions is looking to hire Sheet Metal Mechanics at their factory headquarters in Oshkosh WI. This is a Full time, first shift position with opportunities for overtime. Pay range is $16.50 – $25.00+ / Hr. commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefit package to include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K (with employer matching), Paid Holidays, Vacation, Life Insurance etc.

Basler Turbo Conversions, LLC, is a member of the Goodale family of companies, producing a completely re-manufactured and modified C47/DC-3 aircraft called the BT-67. We take the legendary DC-3 and subject it to the industry’s most extensive re-manufacturing process. Built into each airframe is the sum of our knowledge and our propriety processes, along with the world-class Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R engines and Hartzell propellers. In its new form, the BT-67 is 35% larger, carries 43% more load and flies 24% faster than the original. The BT-67 is sold, supported and operated around the world from Sub Saharan Africa to the South Pole. Check us out on the web at Equal opportunity employer.  Please note, this is a FULL TIME, NON CONTRACT position.
Position Details:
  • Plans, lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs, and repairs aircraft sheet metal parts.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling, and installing sheet metal products.
  • Lays out and marks dimensions and reference lines on material to develop and trace patterns of product or parts, or uses templates.
  • Sets up and operates fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, forming rolls, and routers, to cut, bend, block and form, or straighten materials.
  • Shapes metal material over anvil, block, or other form.
  • Trims, files, grinds, deburrs, buffs, and smooths 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.
  • Performs a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operations on aircraft structural assemblies and subassemblies such as wings, stabilizers, flight controls. 
  • Work with or without established blueprints to fabricate, drill, dimple, file, grind, trim, countersink and install aircraft structural assemblies and subassemblies.
  • A wide variety of duties are performed such as dismantling, overhauling, repairing, fabricating, assembling, inspecting and erecting all parts of an aircraft.
  • 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.
  • 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 an exceptional attention to detail, and must work well in team situations and also as an individual.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks which include bending, stooping, kneeling and working overhead for long periods of time.
  • Enthusiasm to learn.
  • A drive for process improvement and learning our aircraft and systems.
  • Dependability.
  • High energy level.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work at both a fast pace and high quality level.
  • Team Spirit.
  • High mechanical aptitude.
  • 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, jet stairways, 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

  • 3+ years 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.
  • Airframe and Powerplant certificate
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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