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Aircraft Mechanic – Welder

PAE, a large government contractor, is seeking an Aircraft Mechanic – Welder for a new job site with current Navy customer beginning on or about 01September 2022.


Welds metal components together to fabricate or repair metal parts of Aircraft, Engines, Support Equipment, and related systems, components, and accessories. Must have experience using various types of machines to perform, but not limited to welding, soldering, shaping, milling, cutting, grinding, shearing, forming, and dimpling metals and associated materials. Required to handle hazardous materials in performance of assigned duties.

Must be customer oriented.


Welds, inspects, heat treats, repairs, and/or manufactures aircraft and related support equipment components, and/or accessories in accordance with Maintenance Instruction Manuals (MIMs), Illustrated Parts Breakdowns (IPBs), Technical Directives (TDs), Navy instructions, Engineer drawings and/or manufacturer’s manuals.

Determines welding techniques and machine settings to be used.

Assembles and sets up parts to be welded and makes required welds following guides such as various resistance controls, charts, specifications, accepted shop practices, and oral or written instructions.

Operates various inert gas and electric resistance welding machinery such as spot, seam, and flash, or use a manual gas torch welding process, such as oxyacetylene, to join a variety of different types of parts or components.

Fabricates various parts using blueprints, drawings, charts, and samples.

Performs preventative maintenance on assigned shop and support equipment.

Coordinates with supervision and Quality Assurance to resolve questions concerning serviceability and/or on repair procedures.

May be required to wear a respirator while performing assigned duties.

Must be able to work day shift, night shift or weekend duty and travel as part of a maintenance recovery team or detachment as required.

Will have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy.

Be capable of becoming Plane Captain certified when directed my management.

Perform other tasks as directed by management.

Provides technical assistance, guidance and instruction as required.

Maintains and/or completes required records and applicable maintenance forms.

Become CDI/CDQAR certified as directed by management to perform collateral duty inspection assignments.

Performs daily duties normally associated with this specialty.

Practice good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention and safety at all times.

Assists in flight line foreign object prevention walks.

Comply with Hazardous Waste Program.

Operates SE, flight line vehicles and other support equipment as required.

Qualified to perform corrosion detection, treatment, prevention and documentation per customer/management instructions/directions on aircraft and associated equipment.

Annotates maintenance actions in aircraft forms and VIDS/MAF and NALCOMIS/OOMA.

Will have knowledge of and understand basic supply procedures. Assist with ordering parts, tools, materials and equipment as required.

Must comply with established General and Industrial Safety Rules and Regulations as applicable to the contract, facilities and job assignment.

Keeps shop area clean on a daily basis.


The Aeronautical/Aircraft Welder must possess three years (within the last eight years) welding experience in an aeronautical environment. The welder shall be certified in accordance with MIL-STD-1595 and COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2B.

Must have experience in corrosion detection, treatment and prevention.

Personnel shall be qualified according to their field of expertise and the level of maintenance assigned, i.e., “O” or “I” level.

All mechanics must be capable of becoming Plane Captain certified when directed by management IAW a Government approved certification program for each TMS of aircraft.

Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a secret clearance.

Must have completed high school or equivalent.


Physical Demands:
This classification activity requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with shop/hanger/flight line maintenance activities to include bending, stooping, walking, climbing, pushing, stretching, kneeling and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions, etc. May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds. Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment:
The diversity of work conditions may range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes of temperature, wind, rain, etc. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail. May be exposed to electrical shock hazards. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.


Driver’s License

Egress/Explosive System Checkout

Corrosion Control

Plane Captain/Final Checker

Tow Supervisor/Tow Brake Operations



CPR Certification

Confined Space Entry

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.