Job Listing Description

Precision Structural Assembler/ Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Precision Structural Assembler in Mesa, AZ.


  • Lays out, fabricates assembles, mates, installs and functionally tests, checks or troubleshoots, and repairs production and prototype aircraft structures, parts and assemblies, mechanical and pneumatic.
  • Performing work in this job occupational field requires the application of procedures, processes, and methods learned through technical and on-the-job training.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Reads and interprets information from mechanical/structural, blueprints, planning, process specifications, diagrams, engineering drawings and sketches, and other instructions to determine the methods and sequence of operations to layout, assemble, and install precision parts and assemblies.
  • Lays out coordinated hole patterns, cutouts, trim lines, mating points, assembly and installation locations using precision measuring instruments and equipment.
  • Assembles and mates aircraft parts and assemblies.
  • Attaches structural parts and assemblies using riveting and hand and power tools, hand trim and finish.
  • Drills, routes, reams, countersinks, spot-faces and counter bores parts. Modifies or rebuilds parts to mold line or configuration changes.
  • Modifies aircraft structure, installation and mechanical systems as directed and in accordance with engineering requirements.
  • Fabricates, assembles, installs, hooks up, rigs and troubleshoots hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical assemblies, subassemblies, operating mechanisms, electro-mechanical or hydro mechanical, parts and assemblies.
  • Functionally checks, diagnoses, locates and corrects malfunctions, reworks/repairs any aircraft assembly, pneumatic, plumbing, hydraulic, mechanical, and rigging systems and structures and installations during assembly operations.
  • Performs experimental and developmental work operations on experimental aircraft or assemblies.
  • Assembles prefabricated parts into assemblies and mate major sections of aircraft assemblies.
  • Incorporates major engineering changes and modifications.
  • Improvise and fabricate temporary tooling, holding fixtures, and templates.
  • Use hand and power tools, layout tools, hoists and mechanical lifting equipment, test fixtures, functional test equipment and precision measuring instruments.
  • Records fabrication, assembly, functional check data and statistical data manually or with the aid of computer or computer-bases system.
  • Performs work in both FOD critical and FOD sensitive environments and ensures all assemblies and detail parts are free of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and non-conformances issues.
  • Check units for compliance using hand held precision measuring equipment, such as calipers, micrometers, height gages and scales.
  • Report all non-conformances to manufacturing supervision or corrective action representative.
  • Prepare rejection tags noting deviations from specifications on dimensions, finishes, material, processes, or quality when required.
  • Follow all safety procedures and reports unsafe conditions to safety officials or manufacturing supervision.
  • Report on job status and restraints to coworkers and supervision.
  • Identify production inefficiencies and suggests potential improvements to product or process.
  • Follow all safety procedures and reports unsafe conditions to safety officials or manufacturing supervision.
  • Identify nonconforming detail parts, assemblies and processes.
  • Work with engineering to improve manufacturing processes.

Basic (Required) Qualifications:
  • Experience with basic sheet metal, riveting, assembly methods and common shop practices.
  • Experience interpreting and working from blueprints, sketches and written and verbal instructions, in English.
  • Experience applying shop math.
  • Capable of working any shift.
  • Ability to work extended hours, overtime and weekends when necessary to support factory and operations activities.
  • Experience using computer systems for shop applications.
  • Experience with rigging and installation of operating mechanisms structures, or assemblies and parts, or related systems and equipment is required.
  • Experience with aviation or military products and processes are a plus.
  • High School Diploma or GED.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications:

  • Local Candidates are preferred.
  • Able to complete and maintain all required training and certifications needed to do your job efficiently.
  • Skilled in listening and interpersonal participation, and able to work with others as part of a team which includes giving and receiving feedback, and assisting others in completion of tasks.

Job Number: 1910104247
Job Location: Mesa, AZ
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 12/02/2019
Attention: Mindy Moore
Address: 1839 S ALMA SCHOOL RD STE 250
City, State: MESA, AZ 85210
Phone: 480/929-9922
800 Phone: 800/657-0997
Fax Phone: 480/929-9779

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