Zenetex LLC

Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic - FRCSW/MCAS Miramar, CA

Posted Date 4 days ago(2/16/2018 10:23 AM)
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ZENETEX specializes in management and technology support services for a variety of federal agencies and commercial organizations. We have opportunities for experienced Sheet Metal Mechanics, at I-level or higher task level complexity to support our FRCSW contract at MCAS Miramar. By utilizing state-of-the-art management systems, the FRC program provides world-class support to Navy and Marine Corps tactical, logistical and rotary wing aircraft and their components.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Sheet Metal Mechanic will follow all applicable established procedures, instructions, guidelines, and technical data from all DoD Services to provide knowledgeable, skilled labor personnel to ensure aircraft complete the production Structural/Sheet Metal phase in accordance with the production schedule for the V-22 aircraft. Specific responsibilities may include:  


  • Performing visual inspections for damage to aircraft surfaces and components; inspecting for corrosion, and recording findings using proper documentation. Inspecting aircraft for dings, dents, corrosion,lose or missing rivets; taping windows, landing gear, plastic and fiberglass to protect from chemicals; acid etching and washing, priming, and applying epoxy and paint
  • Performing structural repairs by manufacturing and installing new parts, and reinforcing, patching, and replacing defective parts
  • Performing modifications to aircraft structures and conducting final inspections
  • Utilizing precision tools to perform structural repairs and modifications to exacting standards in accordance with provided technical data
  • Utilizing mechanical and hand blending techniques of major aircraft structural components using high speed grinders, sanding blocks, DA sanders, and similar tools
  • Preparing the aircraft, panel, and part surfaces prior to coating/painting using mechanical stripping methods
  • Providing maintenance support such as mechanical stripping, and/or sand applications on aircraft, panels, and parts 
  • Working independently interpreting blueprints and engineering specifications to facilitate aircraft service change installations
  • Fabricating metal repair and modifying aircraft sheet metal and composite structure and various aircraft component parts  

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum of 2 years-experience on aircraft as a structure/sheet metal mechanic. Military aircraft experience preferred  
  • Qualified candidates will have the ability to utilize complex shop mathematics to figure irregular curves, angles, and pitch; experience with pattern and template making; and be skilled with the use of a variety of complex measuring instruments
  • Previous aircraft sheet metal experience is required; composite experience on the V-22 aircraft highly desired

Security Clearance

  •  This position will require U.S. citizenship and an active DoD Secret clearance. 

ZENETEX is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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