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Spirit AeroSystems Tooling Machinist 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.


Team with others to fabricate, inspect, rework and maintain tools of all types and materials toensure the timely delivery of quality products to the customer. Tasks performed will requireproduct conveyance, multi-tasking and multi-machine operation.Duties1. Machine, fabricate, rework and maintain tools of all types and materials.2. Effectively communicate and cooperate with operations and other support functions.3. Perform routine minor machine maintenance daily (e.g., replacing machine filters, changing standard light bulbs on machines and equipment, maintaining lubrication/coolant levels etc. as related to basic Total Preventative maintenance duties).4. Train and assist other employees in the Tooling Machinist job code

Qualifying Skills

  • NC Machining/Programming and Conventional Machining. Responsibility, Authority, Accountability

  • Plan, estimate, sequence, and perform any task required to program, machine, fabricate, minor assembly, maintain, inspect, and repair any and all types of tools

  • Use processes such as cutting, grinding, spotting, painting, hand finish, shaping, bending, drilling, reaming, tapping, inspection, machine set-up, operate all types of fabrication and measurement equipment and machine tools required to fabricate tools

  • Coordinate, plan, estimate, and sequence work with other employees

  • Use and/or interpret tool and engineering drawings and models, sketches, templates, tool design manuals, verbal information, master tools, production parts, digital data and various handbooks in accomplishing and communicating work requirements

  • Perform basic shop math and communicate effectively with others using Machine Tool/CNC terminology

  • CNC/Conventional machining in Aerospace or comparable industry

  • Machining Tool Technology or comparable trade school degree or certificate a plus

  • GibbsCam and Catia experience a plus



  • Minimum 2 yrs Machining experience required

  • Must be willing and able to work any shift

    All Candidates must pass the WorkKeys Assessment (www.workkeys.com) or provide verification that they have passed the WorkKeys Assessment. Delay in completing your WorkKeys Assessment will result in a delay in your start date. You may complete your assessment in advance of an interview.

    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.

    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.