Sheet Metal Mechanic (aircraft)

Department of Defense Groton, CT
* Duties

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DUTY LOCATION: Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG), Groton, CT


Area 1: All currently employed full-time permanent/indefinite personnel of the CTARNG.

Area 2: All currently employed full-time temporary technician personnel and all current traditional members of the CTARNG.

Area 3: Individuals eligible for membership in the CTARNG. Membership must be satisfied within four (4) months of selection.

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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 716-3550 before applying for this position.

This position is located within TASMG Projects and may be extended or terminated at the discretion of the TASMG Commander.

JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to perform sheetmetal maintenance on aircraft and components.

The major duties include, but are not limited to:

* Inspects aircraft and determines nature and extent of repairs to be made using applicable TMs as guidelines.

* Troubleshoots aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tail, wings, cowlings, and stabilizers.

* Aligns component structures and airframe using precision optical measuring instruments, plumline and level.

* Perform fabrication of local manufactured items required for facility support.

* Sets up and operates power shears, brakes, and rolls, dimpling machines, drill presses, saws, heat-treating furnaces, hardness testers and other metal working equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to danger involved in or resulting from: use of powered ship equipment, high pressure gas cylinders and high electrical voltage; swiftly activated hydraulic or pneumatic metal aircraft assemblies, such as landing gear, speed brakes, flaps, and other components; working near aircraft, jet blast, heat, fuel, oil, high noise levels, icy ramps, wet or slippery surfaces of aircraft and work stands. Subject to cuts and burns, eye strain and skin irritation from fumes, paints, and fluids. Works outdoors and indoors.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing 50 pounds and over.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Subject to supervisor discretion and funding availability

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

3806 Sheet Metal Mechanic

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* National Guard Membership is required.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement.

* Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.

* Direct Deposit is mandatory.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience that has provided the candidate with the ability to plan, manufacture, and install cylindrical, square, or rectangular-shaped objects that have easily constructed fastenings such as single and double-hem edges and single, double or grooved seams.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 6, 12, or 18 months of specialized experience in the following:


* Experience which demonstrates the ability to use common hand tools, power tools, measuring instruments and make repetitive repairs.

* Experience which demonstrates the basic knowledge of the type of work performed by the occupational series.

* Experience providing assistance to the journeyman by performing the simpler and routine duties of the trade.


* Experience planning, manufacturing, and installing cylindrical, square, or rectangular-shaped objects that have easily constructed fastening.

* Experience cutting and forming by using basic hand and powered tools such as hammers, chisels, hand snips, band and circle saws, squaring shears, seamers, bar folders, breaks, and stakes.

* Experience assembling parts by seaming, bolting, screwing, riveting, tacking, spot-welding, or soldering.

* Experience demonstrating a basic understanding of using measuring instruments.


* Experience in planning, layout, and construction skills to manufacture items and systems with dovetailed seams, set-in-bottom seams, burred-bottom seams, or wired or lock seams.

* Experience using more complicated shop tools and equipment.

* Experience in using metals including stainless steel, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb material and alloys.

* Experience demonstrating the use of more complicated mathematical calculations and complicated measuring instruments.


* Knowledge of and skill in the selection and use of special sheet metal tools and equipment without instructions, and develop modifications to prototype or test equipment.

* Ability to plan, construct, assemble, disassemble, repair, fabricate, and install irregular items and systems having combined shapes to exacting tolerances using the least number of seams and amount of metal.

* Ability to independently develop plans and make decisions.

* Skill in making layouts using recognized trade methods and practices.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.

MILITARY GRADE (Prior to Application): Enlisted: E-1 through E-6


UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: Any army aviation unit within the state

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment. This position requires a security clearance (Secret) which the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCE: Individual selected at a lower level will be issued a Statement of Difference. Predicated upon qualifications, individual could be hired at the WG-10 grade. An individual selected for this position at the lower grade will progressively be advanced to WG-10 upon achievement of required qualifications without further competition.


No substitution of education for specialized experience.

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