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Structures Mechanic / F-18 Long Term Program (7341596)

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Will be working in an Open-bay (Non-climate controlled) environment to modifying the F-18 aircraft. This will be a long-term position. Initial contract is slated for 1 year with the possibility of extension.

1st Shift: M-F 5:30am - 2:30pm (OT Optional)
2nd Shift: M-F 2:00pm - 10:30pm (OT Optional)

- Performing Depot Level / Heavy Checks on Aircraft
- Equipment Overhauls
- Equipment Modifications
- Basic hand tools needed. The air tools would be nice to have, however they do have community tool boxes with them that you can check out daily.
Need to have the ability to acquire a Secret clearance; can start work with Interim Secret.

Non-DOT drug test, No certifications or licenses required. No medical monitoring, steel toed shoes/boots and safety glasses required for PPE.

Best candidates will come from a military background working on fixed wing Boeing platforms.

Any military experience on fixed fighter jets is preferred.


Able to read and interpret schematics, assembly drawings, process specifications, technical manuals, written instructions, test procedures, etc.

Able to setup and use a variety of precision measuring instruments such as: dial indicators, micrometers, gauges, protractors, and calipers, etc.

Able to use common hand tools such as: drills, reamers, deburrers, files, rivet guns, bucking bars, etc.

Able to assemble aircraft structures and associated components with the aid of jigs and fixtures by drilling, filing, filling, honing, reaming, counter-sinking, dimpling, burring and fastening.

Able to perform close tolerance assembly operations such as: shimming, fitting, trimming, and aligning where variances may occur considerably from one assembly to another as with fairings and the mating of major structural assemblies.

Able to replace ribs, stiffeners, stringers in skinned assemblies establishing from blueprints with firm callouts, butt, center, chord, station and water lines.

Able to blind pickup of hole locations for blank parts from existing structure. Also able to correct cans, buckles, wrinkles in outer skins

Able to operate such equipment as brakes, grinders, band saws, and presses.

Able to identify different types of corrosion, clean and treat corrosion, remove damaged areas, fabricate parts to repair damaged area, determine rivet patterns, layouts, etc.

Able to effectively communicate, orally and written, with other employees, members of supervision, and others, as required in their duties.

Able to clearly document maintenance and repair actions, equipment status tags, logs, parts requests, etc.

F-18 TMS experience

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