To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, your resume must demonstrate enough experience to show your ability to perform the duties of aSheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft) without more than normal supervision.
Examples of such experience include:(1) evaluating structural damage to aircraft sheet metal systems; (2) making general repairs by installing new parts and patching or replacing defective parts; (3) using advanced shop mathematics to calculate irregular curves, angles, and pitch; and (4) working with a variety of assembly joints, hems, and edges.The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/Tabindx.asp. Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience.
Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.
To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
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