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    This National Guard position is for a SHEETMETAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT), Position Description Number PDD0477000 and is part of the Mississippi National Guard.

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    As a SHEETMETAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT), WG-3806-10, you will perform Sheetmetal maintenance on aircraft and components.

    (1) Inspects aircraft and determines nature and extent of repairs to be made using applicable TMs as guidelines. Works directly on the aircraft and its components accomplishing such tasks as removal, fabrication, repair, modification and installation of parts and assemblies, such as frames, stringers, longerons, bulkheads, beams ribs, spars, skin, cowling, brackets, fairing, access door, panels and other related items. Repairs cracks in aircraft skin, fabricates and fits patches to damaged areas determining repair detail necessary to retain or restore original strength. Fits and trims components to aircraft such as loading gear doors, ailerons, flaps, engine access doors and other assemblies.

    (2) Troubleshoots aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tail, wings, cowlings and stabilizers. Removes, forms, fits and installs highly stressed and double contoured skins, using hand or powered drilling and cutting tools and other metal working equipment. Determines shear and bearing load factors during rivet replacement. Installs and heads up regular, heat-treated, high shear, and blind type aircraft rivets and fasteners, using pneumatic riveters, special tools, and bucking bars.

    (3) Aligns component structures and airframe using precision optical measuring instruments, plumline and level. Inspects for corrosion conditions, eliminates corrosion by chemical, mechanical and parts replacement methods. Performs metal to metal bonding where delamination of surfaces and core material occurs in control surfaces; makes repairs to honeycomb structural assemblies.

    (4) 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 and radial and parallel line development.

    (5) Sets up and operates power shears, brakes, and rolls, dimpling machines, drill presses, saws, heat-treating furnaces, hardness testers and other metal working equipment, including use of all hand tools of the trade. Prepares and designs layout, dies, jigs, and templates necessary to carry out fabrication repair or modification of aircraft, and GSE and facility support equipment. Works from blueprint, technical manuals, diagrams, and work orders. Must maintain a thorough knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metal properties, fabrication and metal repair processes, aircraft structural specifications, mechanical drawing and shop mathematics.

    (6) May paint, strip and stencil aircraft and/or components. Also participates in conducting the necessary safety program for the Sheetmetal function.

    (7) May serve up to 20% of the time performing on-the-job training. Evaluates training effectiveness. Required to serve, as requested, on maintenance assistance and instruction teams (MAIT) and CONTACT Teams throughout the supported area.

    (8) When designated on NGB Flying Status orders, may participate in aerial flights which are defined by applicable Army publications as Maintenance Test Flights. Serves as a member of the flight crew for the purposes of observing, recording, diagnosing malfunctions, or other wise assisting in determining the airworthiness of aircraft or the functioning of specific items/components when expertise or services are required to accomplish in-flight test requirements.

    (9) Performs such travel as may be required in the accomplishment of assigned duties and the organizational mission.

    (10) May assist authorized firefighters in the performance of fire/crash/rescue duties on an as needed basis.

    (11) Performs other duties as assigned.

    Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description located online, on the FASCLASS website. https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search_fs/search_fasclass.asp

    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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