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Spirit AeroSystems Industrial Engineer - Defense 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.


Key Accountabilities

  • Analyzes and designs sequence of operations and workflow to improve efficiencies in plant and production facilities and equipment layouts; and establishes methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel and optimization of product flow.

  • May establish or assist in establishing accident prevention measures and may manage training programs for personnel concerning all phases of production operations.

  • Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems. Based on these studies, develops and implements optimized product flow.

  • May assist facilities engineers in the planning and design of facilities.

  • Develops and provides time standards to the shop floor as well as standard work for operations and processes.

  • Utilizes analytical skills for capacity analysis, tool and equipment utilization as well as line balancing.

  • Performs trend analysis of shop performance measures to identify opportunities for improvements.



  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

  • Successful candidates must be able to secure Program access approval

  • 2-4 years of related experience in Industrial Engineering.

  • Knowledge of IE Tools used in production i.e.: capacity analysis, facility layout, and production improvements

  • Understanding of a manufacturing production atmosphere

  • Experience utilizing production metrics to make informed decisions and drive results

  • Experience using problem-solving skills and analytical abilities to develop innovative and expedient solutions to fabrication problems

  • Experience working in a team environment and interacting with multiple disciplines and levels of management.

    Education Requirements

  • Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an Aircraft or Aerospace Manufacturing environment

    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.

    Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.