Job Information - Aircraft Structural Assembler (ID# 2130033847)

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Aircraft Structural Assembler posted 1/21/2022 Ref No. 2130033847

Equipment: Heavy
Location: Mesa, AZ

Job Duties

Lays out, fabricates assembles, mates, installs and functionally tests, checks or troubleshoots, and repairs production and
prototype aircraft structures, parts and assemblies, mechanical and pneumatic. Performing work in this job occupational
field requires the application of procedures, processes, and methods learned through technical and on-the-job training.
Major Tasks and Responsibilities
- Reads and interprets information from mechanical/structural, blueprints, planning, process specifications, diagrams, engineering drawings and sketches, and other instructions to determine the methods and sequence of operations to layout, assemble, and install precision parts and assemblies.
- Lays out coordinated hole patterns, cutouts, trim lines, mating points, assembly and installation locations using precision measuring instruments and equipment.
- Assembles and mates aircraft parts and assemblies.
- Attaches structural parts and assemblies using riveting and hand and power tools, hand trim and finish.
- Drills, routes, reams, countersinks, spot-faces and counter bores parts. Modifies or rebuilds parts to mold line or configuration changes.
- Modifies aircraft structure, installation and mechanical systems as directed and in accordance with engineering requirements.
- Fabricates, assembles, installs, hooks up, rigs and troubleshoots hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical assemblies, subassemblies, operating mechanisms, electro-mechanical or hydro mechanical, parts and assemblies.
- Functionally checks, diagnoses, locates and corrects malfunctions, reworks/repairs any aircraft assembly, pneumatic, plumbing, hydraulic, mechanical, and rigging systems and structures and installations during assembly operations.
- Performs experimental and developmental work operations on experimental aircraft or assemblies.
- Assembles prefabricated parts into assemblies and mate major sections of aircraft assemblies.
- Incorporates major engineering changes and modifications.
- Improvise and fabricate temporary tooling, holding fixtures, and templates.
- Use hand and power tools, layout tools, hoists and mechanical lifting equipment, test fixtures, functional test equipment and precision measuring instruments.
- Records fabrication, assembly, functional check data and statistical data manually or with the aid of computer or computer-bases system.
- Performs work in both FOD critical and FOD sensitive environments and ensures all assemblies and detail parts are free of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and non-conformances issues.
- Check units for compliance using hand held precision measuring equipment, such as calipers, micrometers, height gages and scales.
- Report all non-conformances to manufacturing supervision or corrective action representative.
- Prepare rejection tags noting deviations from specifications on dimensions, finishes, material, processes, or quality when required.
- Follow all safety procedures and reports unsafe conditions to safety officials or manufacturing supervision.
- Report on job status and restraints to coworkers and supervision.
- Identify production inefficiencies and suggests potential improvements to product or process.
- Follow all safety procedures and reports unsafe conditions to safety officials or manufacturing supervision.
- Identify nonconforming detail parts, assemblies and processes.
- Work with engineering to improve manufacturing processes.


Job Qualifications

Basic (Required) Qualifications
- Experience with basic sheet metal, riveting, assembly methods and common shop practices.
- Experience interpreting and working from blueprints, sketches and written and verbal instructions, in English.
- Experience applying shop math.
- Capable of working any shift.
- Ability to work extended hours, overtime and weekends when necessary to support factory and operations activities.
- Experience using computer systems for shop applications.
- Experience with rigging and installation of operating mechanisms structures, or assemblies and parts, or related systems and equipment is required.
- Experience with aviation or military products and processes are a plus.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications
- Local Candidates are preferred.
- Able to complete and maintain all required training and certifications needed to do your job efficiently.
- Skilled in listening and interpersonal participation, and able to work with others as part of a team which includes giving and receiving feedback, and assisting others in completion of tasks.

Typical Education & Experience
This job requires a minimum of a high school education or GED and a minimum of 2 years of work related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Information: Able to work in confined spaces requiring kneeling, crawling, climbing, and bending.

Facility Description

Our client is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Our clients products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.


As an employee of Strom Aviation, you will receive benefits including holiday pay, longevity pay, access to a 401K program and insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).  We offer travel pay, bonuses, and other incentives for some positions as well.  A referral is the best compliment we can get, and Strom Aviation offers 2 different referral programs for our employees.                 


Our recruiters strive to connect qualified individuals with opportunities. With hundreds of jobs across the nation, Strom offers opportunities no matter where you are. 

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Strom Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, military and veteran status, disability status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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