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Aircraft Mechanic I - Structures

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1700017865 Date posted 10/19/2017
Location Jacksonville Florida United States
Job Description

Seeking Entry Level Structural Aircraft Mechanics to support Maintenance, Repair and Modification of military aircraft located at Jacksonville/Cecil Field, Florida.


Performs inspections, disassembly and reassembly, as well as heavy depot rework and repair of F/A-18 series aircraft or Flight Control Surfaces in accordance with DOD, manufacturer, company, supplier and other technical directives. Performs close tolerance drilling and reaming operations to critical support structures, and fracture critical assemblies. Perform removal and installation of close tolerance fasteners, bushings, anchor plates, and rivets. Assemble and repair sub-assemblies in fixture jigs and modification tooling as required. Perform corrosion removal, sealing and shimming operations of surface skins and assemblies. Knowledge and experience with composite materials is desirable.

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Engineering Mods & Maintenance

Relocation Assistance Available
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

• Must have high school diploma. Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree desired, but not required.
• Must have completed Aviation Structure Maintenance Repair Training either military or commercial.

• In a team, oriented work environment, under minimal supervision, performs a variety of structural assembly operations in a production department.
• 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, measurement gauges and calipers, etc.
• Able to use common hand tools such as: drills, reamers, deburring tools, 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 blind pickup of hole locations for blank parts from existing structure.
• 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.
• Checks all work and ensures a defective free assembly prior to final inspection.
• Maintains a neat and orderly work area, supports the company 5S program, and complies with all safety regulations.
• Will need to provide tools and toolbox, which will need to comply with Company standards if Company toolbox is not available. Applicant must have the ability to work overtime and Night Shift.
• A strong basic structures knowledge and skill is required to perform many of the tasks required for this opening.
• The desired applicant must have a strong ability to build off current basic structures skill level and quickly develop an advanced skill level.
• A clearance is not required at this time, but the applicant must have the ability to obtain a security clearance if necessary in the future.

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