Sheet Metal Mechanic 3rd Class
Sheet metal mechanics are responsible for creating and installing building parts made of sheet metal.
Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:
This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a third class mechanic in the Sheet Metal shop. A third class mechanic must demonstrate a developing knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.
Developing knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them with minimal assistance. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks. In some cases, as specified, the third class mechanic is expected to assist, rather than completing the task independently.
- Familiar with various sheet metal types and sizes
- Measure appropriate size of sheet metal
- Read and understand basic drawings, sketches and written requirements
- Complete Habitability work while partnered with higher class mechanics
- Know various materials to include galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel, etc.
- Operate and use trade power tools
- Remove and contain the PCB chemical in gasket material
- Ventilation Fabrication
- Read sketches
- Assist advanced mechanics with fabrication process
- Fabricate most sheet metal items, vent, flashing, pans, boxes, etc.
- Learn how to fabricate miscellaneous items (such as bulkhead panels, boxes)
- Equipment Operation (begin training)
- Hand brakes and power brakes
- Sheers (sump and power sheers)
Minimum education requirements: High school diploma/GED
Minimum relevant experience: 3 to 5 yrs.
Practical Theory Requirements:
A thirds class mechanic must demonstrate a developing understanding of different types of sheetmetal and knowledge of NAVSEA drawings and standards.
- Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions
- Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form
- Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure, including fractions and decimals
- Must know how to measure using a scale and tape measure
- Must be able to function and operate hand tools and power tools with no assistance
- Must be able to wear applicable PPE (Hard hat, safety goggles, gloves, steel toes shoes, ear protection, face shields, Tyvek suits and respirators)
- Must be able to obtain government access badge.
Preferred Skills and Education
Strongly preferred but not required:
Basic tack welding skills
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