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    This National Guard position is for a SHEET METAL MECHANIC, Position Description Number D0633000and is part of AASF #1 Nebraska Army National Guard.

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    As a SHEET METAL MECHANIC, WG-3806-5/8/10, duties include:

    (1) Inspects and troubleshoots aircraft structures such as fuselage, tail, wings, cowlings and stabilizers. Determines the nature and extent of repairs using applicable Technical Manuals (TMs) as guidelines. Removes, fabricates, repairs, modifies, and installs parts and assemblies, such as frames, stringers, longerons, bulkheads, beams, ribs, spars, skin, cowling, brackets, fairing, stressed and double contour skins using hand or powered tools and a variety of metal working equipment. Fits and trims components to aircraft such as loading gear doors, ailerons, flaps, engine access doors and similar assemblies. Performs fabrication of local manufactured items required for facility support. Work includes layout, bending, cutting, forming and assembling. Devises and calculates patterns employing the principles of triangulation, radial, and parallel line development. Aligns component structures and airframe using precision optical measuring instruments, plum line and level.

    (2) Repairs cracks in aircraft skin. Fabricates and fits patches to damaged areas as necessary to retain or restore original strength. Installs regular, heat treated, high shear, and blind type aircraft rivets and fasteners by using pneumatic riveters, bucking bars and other special tools. Performs metal to metal bonding where delamination of surfaces or core material OCCUPS. Inspects for corrosion conditions which are eliminated by chemical treatment or material replacement. Inspects, repairs, fabricates and replaces honeycomb and fiberglass structural assemblies.

    (3) Sets up, operates and maintains power shears, metal brakes. rolls, dimpling machines, drills, saws, heat treating furnaces, hardness testers, arc and oxyacetylene welders, and other metal working equipment and tools of the trade. Works from blueprints, technical manuals, diagrams and work orders. PrepareS and designs layouts, dies, jigs, and templates necessary to carry out fabrication, repair or modification of aircraft, general support equipment and facility support equipment. Must have a thorough knowledge of ferrous and nonferrous metal, mechanical drawing, and shop mathematics.

    (4) Troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctioning engines to Determine degree of disassembly, repair, modification, and adjustment needed. Removes and disassembles aircraft engines in order to perform necessary maintenance. Inspects engine components using visual, magnetic, fluorescent and dye penetrant inspection methods. Analyzes inspection findings to determine extent of repairs required. With the aid of diagrams, schematics and technical publications, makes necessary repairs and modifications. Assembles and installs engines adhering to prescribed procedures, safety practices and technical requirements.

    (5) Performs periodic and special inspections on engines. Inspects installed, repaired and modified engines and components to ensure compliance with technical publications. Interprets inspection findings to determine adequacy of repairs, modification, or corrective actions. Conducts tests on repaired components using bench mock-ups and related test equipment. Installs special test equipment and performs preoperational and postoperational checks. Evaluates engine performance by.computing fuel consumption, monitoring RPM and analyzing exhaust gas temperatures.

    (6) Performs engine trim in accordance with applicable directives. Adjusts, aligns and calibrates engine and components to ensure maximum operating efficiency consistent with design characteristics. Employs a variety of test equipment and instruments such as exhaust gas temperature gage, fuel flow meter, air pressure indicator and other alignment fixtures. Evaluates engine performance and accepts or rejects engine.

    (7) Records and maintains maintenance actions and test data on appropriate forms. May assist in the requisitioning and identifying stock materials, parts and equipment. Reviews and maintains applicable technical manuals and publications. Performs on-the-job training as required and evaluates training effectiveness.

    (8) May assist in other functions within the Component Repair Shop in the accomplishment of mission requirements. May assist authorized fire fighters in the performance of fire/crash/ rescue duties as required.

    (9) Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    3806 Sheet Metal Mechanic

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