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AAR Technician I, Sheetmetal in ROCKFORD, Illinois

Title: Technician I, Sheetmetal

Location: United States-Illinois-Rockford

Job Number: 15828


AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety, and service. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise. Technicians – Sheet Metal are responsible for being proficient in minor and intermediate repairs, modifications, and service bulletins. Our technician III role is ideal for new graduates from technical or A&P school. Within the role of Technician – Sheet Metal there are 3 different levels one can apply for. See below for the differences.


Depending on the level in which you are qualified for and get hired into duties and responsibility may vary.

  • Able to perform basic maintenance tasks under supervision.

  • Able to use FAA approved data (i.e., IPC, M/M, OHM, SRM) proficiency

  • Highly proficient in fabrication, cold working, flap peening and jacking, shoring aircraft.\Highly proficient in using technical data and drawings to locate part numbers and accomplish repairs.

  • Ensure work performed adheres to high quality standards.

  • Effectively direct the work of less experienced mechanics.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to company values and ethics.

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately.

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy.

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared.

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities.

  • Strong judgment and decision making.

  • Analytical skills: must be able to gather information and use data to determine cause and effect for complex problem solving

  • Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Technician I – Sheet Metal (Highest level

  • High school diploma or GED, required.

  • Must have a minimum of 5-years’ sheet metal experience, or related experience and/or training.

  • FAA Airframe (A) license, required

  • FAA Powerplant (P) preferred

  • Computer keypunch experience

  • Previous experience in warehousing, handling inventory, and bar code equipment.

Technician II – Sheet Metal

  • High school diploma or GED, required

  • Must have 3–5-years’ sheet metal experience, or related experience and/or training.

  • May or may not have a FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license.

  • Computer keypunch experience.

  • Previous experience in warehousing, handling inventory, and bar code equipment.

Technician II – Sheet Metal

  • High School Diploma or GED, required.

  • Must have 1-3 years’ related experience and/or training.

  • May or may not have FAA A&P license,FCC License, or repairman’s certificate, preferred.

  • Must possess and be able to skillfully use the minimum tools required.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.

The environmental characteristic for this position is a warehouse setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional warehouse environment.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.