Lockheed Martin Fab & Struct Dev Mech in Palmdale, California


Develops and performs experimentally, the bench and ship layout, fabrication of parts from raw stock, and the assembly, installation and mating operations required for the building of prototype product structures such as airframe, for the purpose of creating or proving engineering design, to the point where sufficient information is gathered and the work may be delegated to others such as production bench, fabrication, assembly and/or installation personnel, or to subcontractors.

Incorporates major revisions in prototype structure on the level of difficulty of the work described herein, by developing and performing experimentally, the required layout, fabrication, assembly, installation and mating operations.

Works closely with authorized liaison personnel, and suggests, orally or by sketches, design changes for engineering approval, when part of assembly cannot be made or installed as designed, or does not seem to meet functional demands, or where such changes will simplify fabrication, assembly, installation or maintenance of product.

Determines, or physically projects or lays out from loft, the coordination points required for building of tooling or parts, so as to insure subsequent mating of fabricated or installed parts and assemblies, and/or to determine location, or to prevent interference with other systems, structures, or installations.

Performs all necessary operations to prove completion and coordination of prototype product structure.

Works from general configuration and preliminary engineering design data, oral or written.


Improvises shop aids or works without tooling in fabricating, assembling, installing and mating product structures. Develops information required to build necessary tooling.

Instructs and works with production personnel as required in the initial production run, including fabrication, assembly, installation, mating and completion of the developed product.

Assists in static testing of structural parts or assemblies as required.

Performs satisfactorily any function of Metal Worker/Fitter, Senior and General Modification Mechanic and Assembler-Installer classifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Active secret clearance with an investigation within the past 5 years.

Must possess a minimum of 4 years of experience in fabrication, assembly and installation of development parts.

Desired Skills:

Must be able to attain a Final Secret clearance and Special Program Access prior to start.

May possess certifications required by the Company; must have completed training or demonstrated skills equivalent to Blueprint Reading II; must have knowledge of Basic Computer Operations.

Physical Demands

Fabrication & Structures Development Mechanic (RP4073)

Standing: Requires full time standing with limited resting periods and to walk distances. Sit for extended periods if required.

Heights: Able to work at heights. Able to climb stairs or ladders as required. Able to work off of step stools, scissor lifts, lift platforms and aircraft structure without handrails.

Overhead work: Able to work overhead as required.

Weight restriction: Able to Lift/push/pull/carry a minimum of 25 with a maximum of 50 lbs.

Body positioning: Able to twist/bend (neck or waist) and stoop. Able to work in awkward positions as required. Able to squat/kneel/crawl/reach as required.

Work content: Able to use/hold/manipulate small tools and parts with hands. Simple grasping, power grasping and fine manipulation is required. Able to use vibrating tools and perform torqueing operations. Able to use power equipment. Repetitive tasks will be performed. Able to use computer keyboard, mouse and monitor for extended periods of time.

Vision/Hearing: High level Hand/Eye coordination required. Corrective lenses may be used. Eye protection required in many instances. Color differentiation may be required. Must be able to hear at level required for positions.

Environmental: Able to work around noise, chemicals, fumes and dust. Capable of using respirators and other personal protective equipment including hearing protection if required. Able to work outside if needed.

Attendance: Regular attendance required based on set work schedule. Able to work any shift.

Vehicles/Power moving equipment: Able to operate as required. Able to work around heavy equipment or machinery.

The physical demands described above do not contain a comprehensive listing of all physical requirements for all positions. The physical demands of each position will vary based on business needs so the physical demands described above are subject to change and employees therefore will also be expected to perform all physical requirements necessary for their positions. This job description may be changed to include new or different physical demands or change existing ones as management deems necessary.



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