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Textron Oven Operator I in Wichita, Kansas

Oven Operator I

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades through the iconic and beloved Cessna and Beechcraft brands. We are passionate advocates of aviation, empowering people with the freedom of flight. As you join our legacy as a global leader in private aviation, you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, expand your skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities, and build your career. We provide a competitive and extensive total rewards package that includes pay and innovative benefits to support you and your family members – now and in the future, beginning day one. Your success is our success.



Perform duties to properly process and cure oven and autoclave bonded composite parts.


  • Ability to perform composite bagger activities.

  • Perform complicated autoclave and oven bonding functions.

  • Works from bonding and process specifications, blueprints, and production schedules to perform fabrication sequences for composite bonding.

  • Seals autoclave and check for vacuum leaks and short circuits in the thermocouple wiring.

  • Interprets and applies the proper amount of heat and pressure from information on bonding process instruction sheets.

  • Checks recorder temperature control during the cure cycle to maintain proper conditions for valid bonding.

  • Determine practical method to improve assembly and fitting of most parts to eliminate bonding failures. Ensures proper processing, lay-up and bagging techniques are maintained.

  • Diagnoses defective workmanship of parts and recommend corrective action.

  • Maintains shop record and assures parts are bonded according to production schedules. Monitors status and reports shortages of supplier and processing materials.

  • May occasionally assist in bagging operations and assist layup techs with core form operations.

  • Responsible for own work.



Must have a high school diploma, an equivalent certificate, or a bronze level WorkKeys certification or equivalent and Textron Aviation’s blueprint reading class preferred.


0-6 months of related experience in oven and/or autoclave operations.


Somewhat disagreeable working conditions with exposure to dust, noise, heat, fumes and liquids.Safety shoes and protective clothing could be required. Possible exposure to dust, heat, loud noise. Safety shoes could be required.

This role is eligible for a $4,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus. Terms & conditions apply. The Company reserves the right to amend or suspend this program at any time.

Kansas Tax Credit:

Join Textron Aviation’s Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Visit https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits for more information on the tax credit.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Job Function: Support Services
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Second Shift
Job Posting: 05/27/2024, 4:55:46 PM
Job Number: 323434