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    Thumbs up WANTED: Aircraft Structures & Sheet Metal Technician

    WANTED: Aircraft structures & sheet metal technician for a well established WARBIRD rebuild facility in JEROME, IDAHO! Must be versed in fixturing of aircraft components, be-able to read & understand blueprints, material alloys, heat treating, forming of aluminum, chrome-moly & stainless steel. Operate english wheel, planishing hammer, shrinker/stretcher, etc. Looking for a person willing to relocate that has the experience and passion for the job!

    Serious Inquires Only.........this is not for a apprenticeship!!!!

    contact: John Lane <jlane@mindspring.com>
    You never have a second chance, to make a first impression

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    Bump.....................another try!!

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    Wink Btt

    Guys this is a great opprotunity !
    You never have a second chance, to make a first impression

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve340 View Post
    Operate english wheel, planishing hammer, shrinker/stretcher, etc.
    Serious Inquires Only.........this is not for a apprenticeship!!!!

    contact: John Lane <jlane@mindspring.com>
    Stating that you need exp with a wheel and a shrinker/strectcher pretty much weeds out any apprentices right there...
    yes you can have overkill....... but, can you ever have too much overkill?

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    duplicate entry of #4
    yes you can have overkill....... but, can you ever have too much overkill?

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    Wink Well, its all about the future

    I can use a shrinker, stretcher, planishing hammer, english wheel. I learned from books, videos, and practice.

    This very simple repair here

    http://www.aircraftmechanic.org/show...?t=1527&page=2

    required an english wheel to complete, due to a compound curve of the gear door.

    If your looking for a seriously interesting, long term, highly desired nitch... warbird repair would be it.
    But yes, this is as far above the average parts changer, as a doctor would be above a paramedic.

    It is truely an application of Art. And seeing warbirds flying, knowing YOU helped make it, would be a side of Aviation, that I think would be entirely enjoyable. not to mention, once you developed a reputation, an in the Warbird field, there are people who will seek you out for resto work.

    So yea, if I was 30, I might practice, go to a class, and try this job. Because it teaches things, that are no longer taught.


    and pardon my hubris, but I think work quality, general knowledge wise, ethics, I am shit hot, and this job, would challange the HELL out of me.

    But that would not stop me from trying.....


    Steve
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    I'm kickin butt in sheet metal now, wish I was further along with that that's thar is my PERFICK "landing spot
    ..:!:.. who is John Galt? ..:!:.. freind of Bill W. 5/21/1988

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    Wink LOL id LOVE to be your lead for one night

    Quote Originally Posted by Virginwidow View Post
    I'm kickin butt in sheet metal now, wish I was further along with that that's thar is my PERFICK "landing spot
    last guy that bragged to me, had to drill 168 holes, perfectly countersink, deburr, and help make the panels....LOL He did great, But its a cha