Sheetmetal Specialist

Location: Battle Creek, MI, USA



Company Profile:

Duncan Aviation is the largest, family-owned maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the world providing complete nose-to-tail services for business aircraft. We value the individual experiences and diversity of our workforce and are proud to be a Veteran-Friendly Employer. Individuals of all backgrounds, nationalities, disability status, and military service are encouraged to apply. 

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With little or no supervision, the Avionics Sheetmetal Specialist fabricates and installs aircraft parts and assemblies in accordance with FAA requirements, GDMR-101, DUN-A-1 and Duncan approved procedures in a safe, clean and organized work area. In addition, this position assists with training less experienced technicians.

Essential Job Functions

1. With little or no supervision, measures dimensions, contours, trim lines, angles, radii and coordination of parts for conformance to blueprints and specifications, using precision measuring equipment, to competently fabricate fixtures, brackets, housings and related parts from sheetmetal, stainless steel and composites according to DUN-A-1, technical reference materials, and related FAA approved documents. Fabricates and assembles tubing components and cable assemblies following blueprints and specifications.

2. With little or no supervision, fabricates, and installs parts, assemblies and antenna doublers in specified aircraft locations in pressurized and non-pressurized aircraft. Finds alternate installation locations as needed. Performs troubleshooting skills.

3. With little or no supervision, designs parts to be fabricated or welded including assembly sketches, hardware and installation specifications in accordance with DUN-A-1 and FAA specifications and regulations. Designates correct fasteners, using fastener codes, for each installation. Documents procedures and techniques for engineering and FAA approval.

4. With little or no supervision, performs cockpit detailing and refurbishing to include locating, layout and cutting, patching, and cutting holes for instruments, control panels, switches, etc. Finishes and engraves, including paint matching, touchup and airbrush work.

5. Completes required paperwork for work order. Maintains a thorough knowledge of the work order procedures. Enters description of work completed. Properly documents all removal and installation of aircraft parts and accessories according to Installations approved procedures.

6. With little or no supervision, uses appropriate corrosion control processes upon completion of parts and fixtures before installation in aircraft.

7. Provides OJT to less experienced technicians to ensure technical development and accurate work.

8. Disassembles and reassembles aircraft interior, instrument panels and avionics equipment bays prior to and/or following the installation of aircraft systems, using proper handling and storage techniques.

9. 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.

10. Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Job Specific Requirements

  • Licenses/Certificates: Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving records; respirator fit eligible
  • Attendance: Regularly scheduled attendance required
  • Physical: Routinely lifts 50 lbs.; reads small print; repetitive motion; works with moving parts and vibration; works in confined spaces; 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 extreme temperatures and noisy environments

Education and Experience

  • High School graduate or equivalent required
  • Four years previous sheetmetal, aircraft structures, fabrication or related experience required

Available Benefits

  • Moving is expensive and hard work! Relocation Assistance is available for those that qualify.
  • Duncan offers a comprehensive Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation/Holiday) that is available to team members on day one.
  • Plan for your medical needs with a Health Savings Account (employer and employee contributions).
  • Save for your future through our 401(k) program where you can begin contributions within your first 45 days, 50% match on first 6% contributed
  • Participate in Duncan Aviation’s Tool Account Program, to acquire & grow your Tool Inventory all while making interest free payments
  • Take advantage of a variety of In-House Training opportunities, or use Tuition Assistance to further your education.


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

Works Multiple Shifts: 0

Multiple Shifts Work Time:

Multiple Shifts Work Week:

Work Week Start: Monday

Work Week End: Friday

Work Start Time: 7:00 AM

Work End Time: 3:30 PM

Job Type: Full Time Regular