In Tank Aircraft Mechanic
Renton, Washington; Everett, Washington
As an In-Tank Mechanic, you'll assemble wiring and equipment for critical components of aircraft such as the KC-46 Tanker and the 787 Dreamliner.
What does it take?
What makes a successful In-Tank Mechanic? Check out the info to the right to see if you have what it takes.
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“ I work in the fuselage tank wiring tubes and probes and installing them in a confined space. I enjoy my work and learn something new everyday. ”Hillary Anderson Mechanic, Everett, Washington
In Tank Aircraft Mechanic
Becoming a 31606 Integral Fuel Cell Assembler at The Boeing Company is an exciting opportunity to assemble and install components, wiring and equipment for a critical structural assembly of an aircraft.
As a 31606 Integral Fuel Cell Assembler you will work within a final assembly environment by drawing on knowledge acquired from training and certification classes to complete your daily assigned work. By interpreting drawings and reading/comprehending work instructions you will be responsible for identifying your work (task) location on the airplane/part/tooling and identifying all required hand tools, parts and equipment to accomplish defect-free work.
For an Integral Fuel Cell Assembler, daily assigned work could include:
Within the Final Assembly environment:
1.Use a computer in a production environment.
2.Look up/read/comprehend technical work instructions, drawings and/or specifications.
3.Assemble and install parts, structural components and sub-assemblies to build and attach major wing assemblies. This includes sealing, plumbing system and electrical components. Work on composite/metal aircraft.
4.This position will require working in confined spaces of the wing fuel cells for extended periods. Employees crawl through an opening 17.75" X 10.00" in order to get inside the fuel cell.
Depending on your work environment and assigned work the following tools and materials might be used:
1.Appropriate protective clothing/equipment determined by the task you are performing.
2.Operate mechanical lifts of various types (e.g., scissors lifts, elevated work platforms).
3.Use drills and high impact vibratory tools (bucking, riveting), in addition to screwdrivers, lock bolt puller, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner, torque wrenches, crimpers, cable tools and various other hand tools.
4.Chemical lubricants, solvents, sealants, coatings, primers, adhesives, paints and special finishes.
Once your work is completed per testing requirement youll inspect your work for quality and check for FOD (Foreign Object Debris).
The daily Physical Demands experienced are dependent upon your work environment, but most In-Tank Fuel Cell Assemblers can experience:
1.Continuous (6-8 Hrs) Flexion/extension (head bent down, head bent back), handling, kneeling, bending at the waist, reaching (overhead), Lying down (back, side, front), rotation of head/neck, standing, twisting at the waist, walking.
2.Frequent (3-6 Hrs) exposure to constant noise and inside a confined space.
3.Continuous (6-8 Hrs) bending at the waist, handling (holding/grasping), standing, use of high impact vibratory tools, working from an elicited platform.
4.Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/pulling 10-35 pounds.
5.Continuous (6-8 Hrs) Climbing/balancing (stairs, ladders, poles, scaffolding, inclined surfaces), Crawling, Crouching (squatting).
6.Finger manipulation (keyboarding, other).
7.Reading from a computer screen, printed drawings or documents.
This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.
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.
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