Sheet Metal / Composite Technician

Full-time @Sterling Helicopter in Aircraft Maintenance Email Job
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Job Description

Sterling Helicopter – Croydon, PA 19021

About Sterling Helicopter

Founded in 1984, Sterling is located in Croydon and Philadelphia Pennsylvania with approximately 75 employees. We offer aircraft maintenance and modifications on a large variety of Airbus, Bell, Sikorsky, Leonardo, & MD Helicopter products. Sterling Helicopter has contracts and provides services to clients from Law Enforcement, VIP, EMS, and Individual Private Owners.

We currently have an open sheet metal / composite technician position available (valid FAA A&P license preferred).


  • Install, repair, inspect, and replace sheet metal components on aircraft, including structural assemblies and sub-assemblies
  • Analyze and understand aircraft blueprints, specifications, and maintenance manuals to make repairs
  • Conduct maintenance operations
  • Fabricate replacement parts as needed
  • Ensure all repairs are up to FAA and manufacturer specifications
  • Safely operate various tools used for sheet metal applications
  • Order supplies, equipment, materials, and parts for repairs and general maintenance
  • Assist mechanics with various aircraft maintenance tasks as needed
  • Fabricate parts and accessories for PMA

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Prior experience with sheet metal work in the aircraft industry
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant license (preferred)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to understand engineering documents and schematics
  • Knowledge of metal, alloys, aircraft adhesives, and sealants
  • Strong hand-eye coordination and proficiency in using tools
  • Sufficient physical strength and dexterity to climb on aircraft and manipulate replacement parts
  • Knowledge of the use, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials

Job Conditions and Environment:

  • Authorized OEM Service Center for Bell Helicopter, Airbus Helicopter, Safran, Rolls-Royce, and Pratt & Whitney
  • FAR Part 145 Repair Station – Bell Helicopter, Airbus Helicopter, MD Helicopter, Sikorsky, & Leonardo
  • FAA PMA Authorized
  • Over 30,000 sq. ft. of hangar space
  • 670 sq. ft. spare parts room for parts inventory and tool control
  • 485 sq. ft. component overhaul shop
  • NiCad battery shop
  • Safran Engine Shop


  • Major medical and vision coverage paid 100% by employer.
  • Dental Coverage paid 50% by employer.
  • 401k retirement plan with up to 4% employer match
  • Options plan for life insurance, STD and LTD
  • Optional Flexible Spending Plan
  • Sick / Vacation / Holidays
  • Employee Incentive bonus program
  • PTO

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Complete a favorable background check.
  • Pass an FAA Drug Test
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Teamwork and interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel if needed.
  • Must be available for nights or weekends if necessary.
  • High-level organization skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to work alone without much oversight.

Sterling Helicopter is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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