Composites Mechanic

VSE Corporation

Greensboro, NC

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VSE is seeking a Composite Mechanic for the Greensboro, NC location.

SUMMARY: Perform aircraft composite maintenance and/or repairs within budgeted time and at VSE, FAA, and customers' standards of quality. Organizes work plan in an efficient and resourceful manner. The Composites Mechanic is responsible to work in a safe manner eliminating waste and delivering a quality product on time.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform work as assigned utilizing Routine and/or Non-Routine Work Cards and/or Service bulletins within estimated or budgeted hours and within FAA and VSE standards of quality.
  • Maintain VSE and customer aircraft maintenance documents accurately.
  • Use and operate safely all ground support equipment, (i.e. Lifts, generators, etc.) and possess VSE operating certification.
  • Read and use Blue prints, Structure Repair manuals, Illustrated Parts Catalog, Air Transport Association (ATA) Codes, Douglas Process Standards, Boeing Materials specifications and Service Bulletins to perform assigned work.
  • Know various types of aircraft sealant and appropriate method application for sealant as well as aircraft fasteners and basic methods of installation and suitable substitutions.
  • Fabricate parts as required and have knowledge of metal and alloys and where substitutes may be used.
  • Layout and perform complex structural repairs that are addressed in the repair manuals and engineering documents.
  • Know the proper use of heat control units.
  • Knowledgeable in the proper wear, cleaning, usage and storage of respirators.
  • Knowledgeable of the proper use, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Responsible for the proper execution of parts tags attached to repairable, serviceable or condemned parts.
  • Know part numbers for common hardware such as rivets, hi-locks, washers, etc.
  • Interface effectively with members of management, other departments and co-workers
  • Effectively communicate with co-workers, members of management, and other departments.
  • Keep immediate and adjacent work areas clean.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • If appropriately credentialed, act as temporary Lead Mechanic when required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of technician experience in an aviation related metal bond composite environment or military equivalent.
  • Read, write and understand the English language

In compliance with Executive Order 14042, any successful applicant for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an accommodation from the vaccination requirement based on disability or sincerely held religious belief, on or before the start date.


  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate
  • Experience using composite materials such as fiberglass, graphite and pre-impregnated materials


  • Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds unassisted.
  • Must have normal or corrected hearing.
  • Occasional subjection to continual loud noises
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, and stand for prolonged periods of time, climb ladders and/or service stands.
  • Visual acuity must be a minimum of 20/40 corrected.
  • Must be able to wear and breathe through a full-face respirator.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals/environment necessitating the use of safety equipment.


  • Possess effective verbal and written communication
  • Concentrate on tasks
  • Adjust to changes
  • Manage stress/emotion
VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Apply Now