Sheetmetal Mechanic - Lead


Essential Functions Statement:

  • Manage a group or groups of sheetmetal technicians during an aircraft maintenance project.
  • Manage calendar time and technicians hours to meet or beat the quoted time and delivery date of an aircraft maintenance project.
  • Identify and implement project schedule efficiencies.
  • Work in conjunction with airframe, engine and sheetmetal department technicians to complete projects.
  • Prepare daily work schedules for each assigned technician at least one day prior to the work being performed.
  • Inspect, repair, modify, and update aircraft systems.
  • Assist and mentor junior technicians in the maintenance of aircraft.
  • Repair and modify sheet metal aircraft structures.
  • Utilize technical data and aircraft drawings to locate part numbers and accomplish reports.
  • Fabricate parts and perform maintenance in accordance with FAA approved technical data.
  • Research FAA technical data to locate applicable data relevant to assigned task.
  • Repair body or structure of aircraft according to specifications.
  • Read work orders, blueprints, and specifications to determine repair or fabrication.
  • Utilize metal fabrication machines such as saws, brakes, shears, and grinders.
  • Assist other technicians in the maintenance of aircraft as required.
  • Maintain shop cleanliness, organization and ISO standards.
  • May fill in for Aircraft Technician Supervisor in their absence.

Competency Statements

  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management.
  • Ability to read, understand and recommend changes to project work schedules.
  • Ability to effectively manage and lead a crew of technicians in the execution of and completion of a project.
  • Ability to perform forward planning on a project (proactive planning instead of reactive planning).


Required Education and Experience

  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience:
    • 10+ years as an aircraft sheetmetal technician
    • 2+ years as an aircraft maintenance supervisor or crew lead
    • 5+ years combined experience on any of the following airframes: Beechcraft King Air/C-12 (any derivative including 1900), Beechjet, Cessna Citation, Cessna Caravan and/or Pilatus PC-12
  • Computer Skills: Basic computer knowledge; Maintenance Tech Pub

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Education: Aviation Technical School
  • Computer Skills: Corridor
  • FAA Airframe Certificate preferred
  • Beechcraft SIRM Course Certificate preferred

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

  • Employee must be a US citizen and not hold dual citizenship with another country.
  • Employee must be able to hold and maintain a Secret (or higher) Clearance Level.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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