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Express Jet
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Mechanic
Requisition Number XJT16-0250
Post Date 6/23/2016
Title Lead Mech-Sheet Metal
Part Time No
Salary Grade Hourly pay
City SHV - Shreveport
State LA
Job Description

The Lead Mechanic reports to Sheet Metal-Supervisor.  Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Make critical decisions regarding aircraft safety in a timely manner.
  • Complete all documentation/paper work in a neat and proficient manner according to Company policies and procedures, as well as per FAR 65.81 and 65.83.
  • Conduct and document OJT for new hires while ensuring all AMTs receive the quality training necessary to obtain a versatile crew on their shift.
  • Monitor and evaluate employees under their supervision and make personnel recommendations to the Sheet Metal-Supervisor.
  • Efficiently evaluate damage and submit damage reports to engineering in a timely manner. 
  • Continually provide timely and accurate aircraft status updates to the Maintenance Controller and/or Maintenance Supervisor to ensure the most efficient operational decisions are made.
  • Perform as the Acting Sheet Metal-Supervisor when designated by their Manager.
  • Any other task as assigned by the Sheet Metal-Supervisor.


  • Must be a High School Graduate or GED.
  • Must hold a valid Airframe Certificate.
  • Must hold a valid Driver License.
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs and workstands unassisted.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, crawl and stoop frequently in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds unassisted.
  • Must be willing to work in an environment that is subject to changing climate conditions and moderate noise levels.
  • Must have excellent communication and  people skills.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgement in a Team environment as well as in aircraft maintenance and safety.
  • Must have problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to read and understand Company and Manufacturer Manuals.
  • Must be able to perform all line maintenance functions un-supervised at any time.
  • Must own and provide a minimum set of tools.


  • Valid PowerPlant Certificate.
  • Diversified background experience and knowledge of an airline maintenance environment.
  • Three years structural experience in an Airline environment.
  • Ability to read blue prints and repair drawings.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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