Ability to fabricate, assemble, and install prototype equipment on a large variety of aircraft, ranging from single-engine airplanes to complex, multi-engine turbojets, and helicopters. Must be familiar with military technical manuals, technical orders, modification work orders and blue prints. Must have ability to install prototype equipment on aircraft and make modifications to the existing airframes. Coordinates with project engineer personnel throughout the project, and provide technical assistance to project engineers, contractors and factory representatives. Must perform sheet metal repairs to a variety of aircraft, possess an in-depth knowledge of sheet metal materials and repair techniques. Must use tools and equipment associated with a sheet metal shop, such as protractors, calipers, pitch gauges, crimping tools/machines, forming machines, gas and heli-arc welding machines, lathes, milling machines, saws and drilling presses. Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, schematics and rudimentary drawings.