Dec 03, 2019

Sheetmetal Mechanic

  • Tyonek Native Corporation
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation

Job Description


Work a full range of aircraft sheet metal duties including, but not limited to, disassemble, modify, repair and reassemble complex aircraft metal items & systems, including bulkheads, airframes, spars, air scoops, flaps, wings, pylons, sponsons, fuselages, skins, ribs, gussets and internal and external fuel tanks.


  • Candidate must be intimately familiar with all associate pneumatic and power riveting tools and sheet metal tools
  • Analyze and evaluate structural damage to metal system and items
  • Develop patterns using a combination of parallel and radial line development
  • Fabricate, install, and repair a variety of items and systems made from a wide variety of metals, e.g., stainless steel, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb, alloys, aluminum etc.
  • Replace sections and patch old systems
  • Cut, bend, shape, and form metals for items that have numerous irregular angles, planes and curves with varying pitch and circumference
  • Use a variety of assembly joints, complex fastening systems, riveted or welded joints
  • Drill or punch holes
  • Assemble or repair items by seaming, soldering, bolting, screwing, riveting, tacking and spot welding
  • User precision measuring instruments such as calipers, protractors, snap ring, height, depth, dial and screw pitch gauges, squares, rulers, trammel points and sine bars
  • Other Duties as Assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A&P license not required but a plus
  • Prefer experience from military fixed wing and/or rotor community, including, but not limited to: F/A-18, P-8, F-5, T-6,T-44,H-60 variants or civilian heavy structures sheet metal/fastener R&R background.
  • Five (5) years relevant experience in heavy structures or military aviation background
  • Military installation DEPOT level maintenance experience and/or equivalent major MRO facility preferred.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Must be familiar with U.S. Military aviation maintenance criteria and specifications
  • Must be able to manufacture, fabricate, develop, install and repair a variety of items from a variety of metals including high strength steel, titanium, aluminum and numerous alloys, fiberglass and honeycomb/composite skins.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a National Agency background check, which could include a criminal history and credit check for access to Government facilities.
  • We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform post offer, pre-employment substance abuse testing.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
  • Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
  • Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
  • Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
  • May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.


TNC and its subsidiaries fall under ANCSA and are entitled under Federal Law to extend hiring preferences to its shareholders.  ANCSA provides TNC the authority to give shareholder preference in hiring.  TNC reaffirms its belief in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.  Tyonek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor who affords equal employment opportunity to protected veterans and people with disabilities:  Tyonek Native Corporation provides all employees and job applicants' equal employment opportunities in hiring and promotion without discrimination because of age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, marital status, race, religion, color, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by law.   

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