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Spirit AeroSystems Quality Lab Technician 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:

  • Performs a variety of qualitative and quantitative analysis of raw materials, packaging materials, and/or finished products from manufacturing, to ensure compliance to customer and regulatory requirements and specifications in regard to chemical, physical, and mechanical properties.

  • Assist Engineering in establishing testing requirements and providing test data.

  • Apply knowledge of engineering and science to conduct tests on metallic and non-metallic materials (e.g., metals, composites, sealants, adhesives, rubber products, plastics) to validate compliance with conformance specifications and provide consultation on related issues.

  • Applies existing techniques and procedures with recommendations and implementation for improved efficiency, or devises and develops new analytical test methods and techniques.



  • Minimum of 2 years experience with raw materials testing

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Thermal Testing of Composite materials – DMA/DSC/TMA

  • Chemical Characterization – FTIR/HPLC

  • Fiber/Void/Resin Content Testing on pre-impregnated materials

  • Sample Prep – operating a CNC Machine, Lathe, table saw, band saw or grinder for metallic raw materials.

  • Operating element analyzers

  • Operating tensile machines

  • Sample prep of composite and metallic materials for testing

  • Composite machining, FTIR sample prep (sonication)

  • Welding Background