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This is a unique opportunity to work in two factory locations on two Boeing Development Programs, including Space Launch System (SLS). The initial assignment for selected candidates will be production of the SLS Core Stage and is based at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, while going through the process for a security clearance required to work in San Antonio, TX. If selected, candidates will be required to relocate to San Antonio, Texas as a condition of employment.
Overview: Space Launch System (SLS)
Boeing and NASA are building the world’s largest rocket for human exploration of deep space. The Space Launch System (SLS) provides a critical heavy-lift capability, powering people and cargo beyond our moon and into deep space to enable diverse exploration, science and security missions. Boeing is the prime contractor for the design, development, test and production of the massive core stage, and development of the avionics.
Maintains, repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components and engines of complex to extreme difficulty, maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems and mechanical components, and applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies technical expertise in restoring equipment condition and operation.
Applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as blueprints or manufactures' manuals. Work typically requires a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components, a thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems. A detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc. is required. The mechanic will be required to access aircraft data via computer systems and initiate on-line parts and discrepancy requests.
Incumbent must possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike, must possess excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule. This worker will be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts.
Perform complex assembly and disassembly operations on aircraft structures in accordance with DOD, manufacturer, company, supplier and other directives. Performs operational checks of aircraft structural components with or without production aids. Assembles and tests articles for use in structural and system testing, development, and modification of aircraft. All duties may be performed under limited or no supervision.
Perform complex non-routine work where specific or general operation methods apply. Judgment to make complex decisions, adjusting equipment, interpreting readings and data, and diagnosing and correcting malfunctions that develop during installations. Responsible for the proper performance of assignments and the prudent handling of product, tools and equipment. Considerable care and judgment required to fit and adjust parts and assemblies to requirements and specifications and in performing various assembly and installation operations. Work with the guidance of management and peers. Will train and assist Structural Mechanics in lower grades. Must be able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects. Will perform all duties of lower Structural Mechanic classifications as required to successfully accomplish assignments.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Perform advanced, specialized or prototype production operations of major space structures.
- Utilizing predetermined setups and operating methods, adjust and simultaneously operate a variety of numerically controlled and/or conventional equipment capable of performing various functions such as, but not limited to, forming, bonding, welding, machining, drilling, cutting, robotic and otherwise automated and/or manual assembly.
- Perform all tasks involved in the preparation, set up and operation of thermal processing tools and equipment.
Interpret standard work instructions, charts, tables, blueprints, formulas, sketches, verbal and electronic orders, job layouts, etc. to accomplish assigned work.
- Ensure that all equipment is used in accordance with established safety and operating procedures.
- Conduct routine preventative work to maintain and ensure cleanliness of equipment.
- Diagnose and correct malfunctions occurring in machining and/or assembly process.
- Perform necessary drilling, riveting, assembly or subassembly, including bonding and sealing as required.
- Use any and all precision measuring instruments, gauges, tools, etc., necessary to check machine readiness and to check completed parts for finish, dimensions and conformance to quality requirements.
- Perform all tasks involved in the coordination, preparation, and movement of material and tools.
- Operate a forklift, mobile crane, and riding type electric powered elevating equipment to accomplish work assignment.
- Maintain necessary certifications, licenses and permits as required for assigned work.
- Work with Engineering, Planning, research engineers, etc. to originate and develop new procedures, techniques and production aids to facilitate equipment operations and to support design and implementation of new products.
Occupation or Operation Requirement:
Perform complex, non-routine work where specific or general operation methods apply. Judgment to make complex decisions, adjusting equipment, interpreting readings and data, and diagnosing and correcting malfunctions that develop during installations. Responsible for the proper performance of assignments and the prudent handling of product, tools and equipment. Considerable care and judgment required to fit and adjust parts and assemblies to requirements and specifications and in performing various assembly and installation operations; works with the assistance and guidance of Management and peers. Will train and assist Structural Mechanics in lower grades. May be required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks, and may be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records. Must be able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects. Will perform all duties of lower Structural Mechanic classifications as required to successfully accomplish assignments.
The employee must be able to ascend and descend vertical work ladders, work in confined spaces, and lift loads of approximately 35 pounds.
Must be able to work various shifts and/or an alternate baseline schedule that may frequently change to support mission requirements and may include weekends and holidays. Mission requirements and/or workload may require both scheduled and unscheduled overtime.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.