Sheet Metal Specialty Summary: Designs, repairs, modifies and fabricates aircraft, metal, plastic, composite, advanced composite, low observables, and bonded structural parts and components. Applies preservative treatments to aircraft, missiles, and support equipment. Assembles structural parts and components to meet requirements for preserving structural integrity. Assesses damage to aircraft structural components. Advises on repairs, modification, and corrosion protection treatment with respect to original strength, weight, and contour to maintain structural integrity. Applies preservative treatments to aircraft, missiles, and support equipment. Inspects structures and components and determines operational status. Uses metalworking equipment and tools to form, cut, bend, and fasten replacement or repair parts to damaged structures and components. Fabricates, repairs, and assembles tubing and cable assemblies for aerospace weapon systems and support equipment. Maintains and inspects tools and equipment. Stores, handles, and dispose of hazardous waste and materials according to environmental standards.
Sheet Metal Experience: Minimum of six years total and two years recent (within 4 years of start date) in USAF aircraft maintenance support with two years on F-15 aircraft as a sheet metal mechanic. The Contractor shall have the skill to remove and replace F-15 aircraft parts and accessories/components and the skill to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Experience in performing or supervising functions such as fabricating, repairing, assembling, or installing aircraft metals, plastics, fiberglass, composites, or honeycomb parts; or corrosion identification, removal, and applying coatings and markings is highly desirable.
Sheet Metal Knowledge: Knowledge is mandatory of aircraft construction features; identification and characteristics of aerospace materials; repair of metal, tubing, cable, plastic, fiberglass, bonded honeycomb, and composite structural components; shop drawing and sheet metal layout techniques; shop mathematics; corrosion identification, removal, repair, and prevention; cleaning of metals; application of protective coatings, low observable materials, and markings; proper use, mixing, and storage of acids, solvents, alcohol, caustics, primers, and paints; and proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste and materials. Sheet metal mechanics shall have knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical principles of F-15 aircraft systems and knowledge of ground support equipment required to perform modification of the F-15 aircraft.
Education: High school diploma, or equivalent, with successful completion of related military or commercial courses. Courses in mathematics, algebra, chemistry, physics, mechanical drawing, and metal working are desirable.
Other: Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards is mandatory for this specialty.
Job Type: Full-time