Welder/Machinist (Req ID 2021-479)

Avionics & Instruments Lincoln, Nebraska

The Machinist, with limited supervision, repairs and modifies aircraft parts and tools using welding, machining and fabrication techniques according to blue prints and technical drawings following company and manufacturers’ specifications using Personal Protection Equipment. In addition, this position reads and understands blue prints and technical drawings; orders tools and materials for repairs; prepares proper documentation and maintains a safe, clean and organized work area. 

Essential Job Functions

1. With limited supervision uses various machines, hand tools and welders to fabricate and repair aircraft and non-aircraft tools and aircraft parts according to blue prints, customer requests and manufacturer’s specifications following company procedures. Participates in training to use metal flame spray equipment to repair turbine engine parts.

2. Prepares proper documentation, including work orders, purchase orders, etc. Researches aircraft manufacturer’s manuals for repair specifications for work to be completed. Orders tools and materials in preparation for current and future repairs.

3. Maintains and cleans equipment and shop area.

4. Maintains current industry, equipment and FAA knowledge by attending factory classes, OJT and by researching and reading technical documents, trade publications, FAR’s, etc. Assists lesser-experienced technicians in interpreting Company policies and the FAR’s.

5. Available to work all department alternate shifts as needed, and able to accomplish road trips within the United States and also other countries as needed.

6. Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Job Specific Requirements

  • Licenses/Certificate: Working on or in receipt of welding certification (AWSD17.1); valid driver’s license and acceptable driving records; respirator fit eligible
  • Attendance: Regularly scheduled attendance required
  • Physical: Routinely lifts 50 lbs., occasionally lifts 100 lbs.; reads small print; hearing sounds associated with mechanical deficiencies; repetitive motion, works with moving parts and vibration; works in heights above four feet; tolerates products and materials associated with component maintenance; tolerates standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and sitting
  • Environmental: Tolerates working in noisy environments
  • Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 1:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Education and Experience

Machinist I:

  • Associate degree in machining or welding or equivalent required
  • One year machining and/or welding experience preferred

Machinist II:

  • Associate degree in machining or welding or equivalent required
  • Two years machining and/or welding experience required
  • One year aviation related experience preferred

Machinist III:

  • Associate degree in machining or welding or equivalent required
  • Three years machining and/or welding experience required
  • Two year aviation related experience preferred

Duncan Aviation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled