SQA Careers Aircraft Structural Mechanic

Aircraft Structural Mechanic

Job Description:

This full time position is located at Fort Novosel Al supporting Aviation Maintenance Services; hourly salary IAW current CBA; possible shift work and travel

Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures. Fabricates aircraft repair parts and special tools.


  • Repairs and fabricates aircraft and aircraft repair parts and / or special tools.
  • Performs sheet metal repair such as windshield, window and engine deck replacement, landing gear repair, honeycomb repair, main and tail rotor blade repair and other structural repair as assigned.
  • Reads and interprets Technical orders / manuals, technical drawings, blue prints and other written or oral instructions.
  • Performs operation of the following, but not limited to; shop equipment, drills, drill press, grinders, metal cutting tools and equipment, and metal bending tools and equipment.


  • Interfaces with other personnel regarding repair or fabrication processes.
  • Estimates man-hours and materials required to repair or fabricate aircraft repair parts or special tools.
  • Determines, by using Company provided reports, priority of work to be accomplished.
  • Orders and maintains authorized stocks of repair parts and common hardware and other supplies necessary to accomplish job tasks. Maintains supply economy and discipline.
  • Assists in aircraft towing operations.
  • Performs touch-up spot painting on area of repair.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent – General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
  • Must have two (2) years’ experience in aircraft sheet metal work. Training or experience in general sheet metal work may be substituted for aircraft sheet metal experience.
  • A valid FAA Airframe (A) certificate is preferred, but not required.


  • Must be able to identify and work with ferrous and / or non-ferrous metals, alloys and other materials common to aircraft repair.
  • Must be able to determine and use mathematical equations, metallurgical tables and charts and other data used in the repair and fabrication process.
  • Must pass a written examination and hands-on skills assessment prior to assignment.


  • Completes maintenance documentation accurately using Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS) and required forms, as required by job assignment.
  • Must show proficiency in the use of IMDS within ninety (90) days after assignment.

In Addition, The Candidate Should Posses The Following Requirements:

  • Operates motor vehicles, machines and special purpose equipment as required by the job
  • Performs prescribed cleaning, preservation and operator maintenance on vehicles, tools and equipment. Performs housekeeping duties in immediate work
  • Ensures that tools and equipment used by the employee in the classification are properly
  • When selected, attends schools and classes, which are designated by the Company for employees in the assigned classification.
  • Uses approved methods and publications in the performance of the assigned
  • Performs the duties of lower classified employees within the line of progression when
  • May be allowed to occasionally perform those assignments of employees holding the next higher classification in the line of progression in order to qualify for promotion except for Aircraft Mechanic to Aircraft Technical/NDT
  • Completes and maintains records and reports as required by job
  • Demonstrates job procedures and assists in the on-the-job training (OJT) of employees within the classification as
  • Performs imaging technology (scanning and other related) functions as required by the job
  • Disposes of hazardous materials related to job
  • Performs duties using automated equipment and software utilized in the functional
  • May remove and reinstall cowlings, panels and fairings necessary to gain access to work within his classification.
  • Employees assigned to the Flight-line will support the customer by assisting in untying or securing aircraft (meet and greet), summoning other assistance if needed or working issues within their assigned classification.


  • Read, write, speak and understand English.


  • Must be physically able to perform duties and responsibilities of the classification.
  • Must be able to work with required materials without debilitating irritation to skin, eyes or respiratory system while wearing the required personal protective


  • Must have a valid state driver’s license when required by job.
  • Must obtain a valid government driver’s license when required by job assignment.
  • Must obtain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) to include hazardous material endorsement when required by job assignment.
  • Must obtain the level of Industrial Security Clearance required by the Government.

SkyQuest Aviation, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Relocation: None

Job Category: Aircraft Structural Mechanic
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Fort Novosel Alabama

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