Mechanics in this position rework and repair aircraft parts and assemblies made from various types of material including; fiberglass, plastic and composites. This job is performed at various stages of the aircraft assembly process. Work is typically accomplished in shop, factory, on the flight line and on live planes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Employment in this position also requires handling, lifting less than 10 pounds, rotation of head/neck, standing, use of low impact vibratory tools, walking, contact with plastics, solvents and adhesives, exposure to noise and atmospheric conditions, and the use of personal safety gear for face/eye, hand/arm, ears and feet.
- Obtain work package from ready for work rack/file or as assigned by area lead or supervisor. Obtain drawings and use online database as required.
- Read Work Order (W/O) and drawings to determine work to be accomplished.
- Obtain materials that are required by the W/O or engineering drawing.
- Consult with management and/or others (e.g., engineering, planning, inspection, or customer) on process or job related issues as required.
- Layout and rework repair parts per W/O, Special Repair (S/R) or Rejection Tag (R/T).
- Use jigs, fixtures and templates when available or develop patterns from drawings or sketches as required.
- Layout locations for holes and cutouts from drawings, patterns or templates, as required.
- Cut out, route, trim profile, shape, drill, ream and finish a wide variety of metal bond parts and assembles using engineering drawings.
- Make shop aides to facilitate repair work, as required.
- Locate work area using drawings, Non Conformance Report (NCR), S/R, R/T or other paperwork which specifies area requiring repair.
- Operate mechanical lifts of various types (e.g., scissors and snorkel lifts), to perform repair work, as required.
- Prepare damaged area of airplane (e.g., wing spoilers, flaps, rudders) for repair by sanding and cleaning using power or hand tools, as required.
- Layout and apply fiberglass, resins or potting compounds to rework areas, including minor dents or surface imperfections per W/O, drawing and/or BAC specifications.
- Flame spray aluminum coating onto composite parts to create conductive surfaces, per BAC specifications, as required.
- Bond parts and material together using vacuum restraint and heat source (e.g., lamps, blankets, ovens) to cure, as required.
- Drill, spotface, and/or countersink holes to correct size using drill motor or drill press.
- Perform minor assembly work, as required.
- Prepare rework area for final finish per BAC specifications.
- Evaluate type of identification to used (e.g., rubber stamp, stencil, ink jet, image machine, metal tags, electro etch) per BAC Specifications.
- Perform shipping procedures (e.g., wrapping in plastic, loading in tub skids, and dollies) when identification is completed.
- Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner (e.g., paints, sealants, and solvents).
- Submit completed job or in-process checks to inspector at appropriate steps in sequence.
- Leave oral or written tie-ins for following shifts.
- Maintain personal and tool certifications, as required.
- High school graduate or GED preferred.
Required Skills & Experience:
- Experience using a computer such as internet navigation, email, Microsoft Office and/or other specialized computer applications.
Preferred Skills & Experience:
- Experience reading and interpreting assembly instructions or drawings.
- Aircraft structural and or composite repair experience.
Other Relevant Information and Requirements:
- This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person is required. “United States Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.”
- Current Boeing employees working in Puget Sound and Portland must submit an Employee Request Transfer (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool. Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will not be considered.
- This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.
- Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.