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885 Taildragger Rd
Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-782-2992
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THE AEROPLANE FACTORY
Globe Temco Swift Specialists


Immediate Job Opening
We have an opening available for the right person to work on Swifts.

Overview of what we do. We do extensive sheet metal repair of Swift aircraft. This includes disassembly of damaged sheet metal structures, fabricating parts as needed, then aligning, fitting, and riveting the structure together. While the components are apart we clean, etch, and prime the components. All sheet metal work is handled so the finished part can be polished. We also install modifications supplied by STC holders. This includes conversions installing fuel systems, gross weight increases, different engines, dual sticks, electric trim, and sliding canopies (to name a few). These modifications include wiring, plumbing, routing, etc. We hold a Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) to produce dual stick kits, electric trim kits, and soon retract links and sliding canopies (other parts are pending). The manufacturing of these parts includes the following processes: Sheet metal fabrication, TIG welding, Milling and turning machining, Grinding, Composite Layup, Paint prep, and Painting. Plating processes are outsourced. To make the repair parts, we fabricate form blocks and fixtures from reverse engineered original parts. To assist in the reverse engineering we utilize spectrometer and hardness analysis of the material. 

Applicant Requirements:
1. Must have knowledge, experience, and ability in aircraft sheet metal repair and fabrication. 
2. Must be able to drill out rivets without enlarging the existing hole. 
3. Must be able to fit new panels to existing and new structures.
4. Must be able to rivet thin metal structures together without damaging or distorting the skins and sub structure. Most riveting is AN470 style rivets.
5. Must be able to read and understand drawings, prints, and installation instructions.
6. Must have their own hand tools including mechanic tools and sheet metal tools.
7. Does NOT need to hold an A&P rating.

Knowledge and ability in any of the following areas is helpful, but not mandatory.
1. Machining: manual milling
2. Machining: manual lathe
3. Tig welding: aluminum and steel
4. Composite layup
5. Press brake setup and operation.
6. Hydroform press set up and operation
7. Heat Treating of aluminum sheet metal parts.
8. Layout and fabrication of form blocks from original parts.
9. Knowledge and experience working on Swift aircraft.

I would really like to find someone with a similar passion for the Swift that would learn, 
and eventually take over the business.

The wages are dependant on the individual's knowledge and experience. 
If you are qualified and interested please call so we can discuss this further.

Don Bartholomew, 775-782-2992

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