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Aircraft Structure Technician III

Company: Adams Communication and Engineering Technology
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Adams Communication & Engineering Technology (ACET), Incorporated is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) system engineering and information technology firm, headquartered in Maryland and Virginia. Incorporated in 1999, we support mission critical Information Technology (IT) business needs for clients within the intelligence community (IC), Department of Defense (DOD), Veteran Administration (VA) and for select commercial clients. ACET, Inc.'s technical, programmatic, and analytical professionals are experts in commercial technology, customized solutions, and proprietary government systems.

ACET is seeking an Aircraft Structure Technician III in our Norfolk, VA location.

Advanced Level Aircraft Mechanical and Structural Technician typically working at advanced or senior sheet metal and mechanical technician level, documenting removed components parts and serial numbers in logbooks, reading technical data, engineering drawings / blueprints along with witnessing and documenting torque data. This technician performs larger scale modifications on the aircraft such as cutting or modifying larger scale existing structure to include location and installation of antennas, locating structural webs and stringers, cutting large holes in aircraft skins and frames, working directly with engineering teams on proto-types, validations and verification installs, squadron maintenance control and back shops and government field support teams (FST). Will work with and guide Level II technicians on aircraft open up / close ups to involve removal of cabin soundproofing, floorboards, air ducts, flight control rods, hydraulics and fuel systems when required. Typical tools used are drills, grinders, micrometers, calipers, sheet metal breaks and sheers, hole saws, dial indicators and acting as quality control oversite.


  • Must have 6 years' structural experience on H60 aircraft or similar rotary wing aircraft.
  • Able to perform DEPOT level structural aircraft maintenance functions, provide technical assistance, guidance and instruction as required.
  • Skilled/qualified in Naval Aircraft Maintenance, equivalent skill designation from other services.
  • Able to utilize blueprints, schematics, technical drawings and manufacturers' drawings and sketches in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Must be able to demonstrate basic sheet metal functions to include but not limited to drilling, close tolerance hole reaming, riveting, installing hi-locks, huck-bolt and cherry max fasteners, making and installing panels, skin patches and installing chin bubbles.
  • Able to read and write, interpret and comply with aircraft maintenance procedures, manuals, specifications, directives, guides and forms used on the job.
  • Perform troubleshooting, repair, modifications, corrosion control and preservation of aircraft and aircraft systems and aircraft sub-systems.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an operational knowledge of aircraft, aircraft systems, and component parts.
  • Must be able to detect, prevent and treat corrosion.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of hand tools in aircraft maintenance.
  • Able to complete maintenance documentation accurately as required by job assignment.
  • Must provide own basic hand tools.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC). Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift and maneuver 50 pounds.
    • Must be able to pass fit for work physical and/or drug test as required.
    • Must be able to work in areas that require awkward posturing, bending, kneeling, squatting, to include working overhead.
    • Must be able to work at height in the hangar and on the flightline.
    • Must be able to man and perform Flightline Extinguisher duties.
    • If required must be able to pass a DOT physical and operate Powered Industrial Trucks.
    • If required must be able to pass a respiratory physical and wear a respirator for 2 - 4 hours.
    • If required must be able to perform confined space activities.
    • Travel may be required.
      **All candidates must be a U.S. Citizen to apply**

      The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.

      ACET is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Adams Communication and Engineering Technology, Norfolk , Aircraft Structure Technician III, Professions , Norfolk, Virginia

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