Precision Structural Assembler


  • Posted 5 years ago
  • Mesa, Arizona
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Precision Structural Assembler


LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking Precision Structural Assemblers with aerospace mechanical and electrical experience for an opportunity in Mesa, Arizona.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

  • 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.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • 2+ years of aviation experience.
  • 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.
  • Knowledgeable and able to use computer systems for office and shop applications.
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently.
  • Must be willing to perform other functions and duties as assigned by managers and supervisors.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the job site.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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