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Aircraft Sheetmetal Mechanic 1

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Mechanic


Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States

Job Summary

The Sheet-Metal Mechanic 1, Maintenance fabricates, installs and maintains in good repair the sheet-metal equipment and fixtures (such as machine guards, grease pans, shelves, lockers, tanks, ventilators, chutes, ducts, metal roofing) of an establishment. Work involves most of the following: planning and laying out all types of sheet-metal maintenance work from blueprints, models, or other specifications, setting up and operating all available types of sheet-metal working machines, using a variety of hand tools in cutting, bending, forming, shaping, fitting and assembling, and installing sheet-metal articles as required.

  • Read and analyzes work request and applicable specifications or similar work data. Develop
    and draw working sketches showing view, section, or profile.
  • Manufactures and fabricates aircraft sheet metal parts, panels, doors, etc., from various serviced aircraft. Such aircraft articles have numerous combined straight and curved edges or irregular curves and planes such as fuselage, door assemblies, windshield panel angles, washers, firewalls and straight brackets. Such sheet metal stock/parts/items consist of various types of metal, e.g., steel stainless steel, aluminum, corrugated aluminum, titanium, iron, brass, copper, magnesium, rubber, plastic, plexiglass, fiberglass, etc. Determines type and extent of repair or replacement required, type of material and repair methods to use. Lays out, cuts forms, joins, assembles and installs items.
  • Develops parts and templates from prints, drawings, or original parts to produce repair parts that are not readily available. To accomplish the development of these parts or templates plans, lay outs, cuts, forms, shapes and assembles complex sheet metal items.
  • Also may use developed patterns/layouts, prefabricated templates or old part as a sample, scribes outline on sheet metal and cuts out scribed part using shears, Do-All saw and turret punch.
  • Forms metal using cornice brake, punch press, drill press, and similar metal forming tools.
  • Finish and smooth edges of metal sheet after cutting and assembles component sheet metal piece with rivets, screws, nuts and bolts. Aligns, drills and reams material for installation of various types of riveting and taking precautions to protect dissimilar metals.
  • Applies necessary protective compounds, special insulating protective tape, plastic cement, fiberglass resins, etc.
  • Independently lays out template, transcribes information from template and manufactures double contour parts with configuration in several planes.
  • Assembles and fastens fabricated parts by installing bolts, rivets, screws and/or seaming.
  • Ensures finished aircraft parts meet quality standards for soundness, strength, appearance in accordance with specification and/or similar requirements.
  • Employee may be required to work inside fuel tanks (e.g., CH 47) or other confined spaces.
  • Follows all safety procedures and for using appropriate personal protective equipment to include checking protective devices for proper operation and maintains a safe clean work environment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Valid up-to-date A&P license.
  • If no A&P license, shall have three (3) years aviation maintenance experience, two (2) years rotary wing aircraft experience, and two (2) years on the assigned MDS.
  • All experience must be within the six (6) most recent years.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain Security Clearance NAC-I Public Trust)
  • Tools are Required; must possess own shadowed/etched tools & toolbox

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma.


  • Possess good communication skills; be adaptable, diversified and capable of troubleshooting entire aircraft system.
  • Working knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical and associated systems principles to complete properly all probable work tasks.
  • Knowledge of Quality Control, Production and Supply procedures required to perform job assignment.
  • Able to properly use a variety of common hand tools and measuring devices such as gauges, torque wrenches and scales and test, measurement and diagnostic equipment related to specific aircraft models.
  • Able to determine when faulty systems or assemblies can be corrected through repair of replacement of new parts and the nature and extent of repair required.
  • Must have skill in reading, applying and interpreting technical data.


  • Must be able to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Frequently lift parts and equipment up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.