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Spirit AeroSystems Assembly Mechanic in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Assemble, install, seal, rig, inspect, and complete precision and other structural and system components, working from drawings, documents, process specifications, quality control requirements, and established processes and procedures. Functional test and correct, fit form and function of assemblies and components.

  1. Obtain required information from prints, charts, sketches, work instructions, documents, verbal and electronic information.

  2. Use shop mathematics and precision measuring and or test instruments to complete work assignments and functional test assemblies and components.

  3. Utilize tooling in the assembly of components into sub-assemblies or end items.

  4. Verify work performed is per work instructions and meets process and/or engineering specification. Identify discrepancies found per applicable procedure.

  5. Ensure equipment and tool certification occurs per procedure.

  6. Perform routine minor machine maintenance as part of their daily work duties (e.g., where applicable, replacing machine filters, changing standard light bulbs on machines and equipment, maintaining lubrication/coolant levels, etc. as related to basic Total Preventative Maintenance duties).

  7. Routinely move product within the immediate manufacturing work area, including across isle, using shop assigned equipment as required, and complete transactions necessary to move product to the next operation. On an exception basis, move product to the next operation within a building.

  8. Perform work within allotted schedules.

  9. Support the continuous flow of product within the manufacturing process by training and assisting employees at all classification levels.

  10. Assist in the training of other assembly personnel in assembly, installation and inspections techniques.

  11. Cross trains in inspection and becomes SIA qualified. Level C Employee must have the skill and knowledge to perform in all the general functions of the Assembly Mechanic listed below: Assembly/Installation Structures Sub Assembly Sealer

To apply, please email your resume to careers@spiritaero.com. (Please list all relevant experience)


  • In order to be considered for this 2nd shift opportunity, preferred candidates will possess a minimum of 6 months of aircraft structural sheet metal experience or have successfully completed Aero Structural Training

  • Operate measurement and testing equipment, machines, and devices in accordance with established procedures

  • Load, locate, and unload, parts and assemblies

  • Disassemble and prepare assemblies to accomplish rework, repair or change incorporation on completed assemblies. Drill, saw, file, sand, build up, trim, fit, and fasten parts to meet production requirements utilizing any required hand or power tools

  • Fabricate, assemble, and install systems elements

  • Maintain or repair tools, shop aids, equipment, and facilities as necessary to accomplish work assignments including first-level maintenance on machines and equipment

  • Candidates must also possess the willingness to work assigned shift and overtime as required as well as the ability to work on concrete floors, uneven surfaces, and in confined spaces, as well as walk on open floor beams, climb on stairs/scaffolding, crawl/kneel in work station, and lift/move parts and/or tools

  • All applicants must be willing and able to work any shift, including alternative work weeks. The majority of new hires will be hired on 2nd shift

  • Candidates must pass the Work Keys Assessment ()

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID2019-4737