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Textron Wing Structure Mechanic C - 1st Shift in Wichita, Kansas

Wing Structure Mechanic C - 1st Shift



To assemble major structural wing components in an open and closed bay using various sheet metal assemblies, which include different types of metals, composites, and other materials.

Wing Structure Mechanic C may be required to assist higher grade mechanics. Will learn from higher grade operators as this grade is the entry level Wing Structure Mechanic and is designed to assist and learn from the higher-grade operators.


I. Performs a wide variety of operations in the completion of wing buildup where a high level of judgment and close attention to detail is required.

  1. Performs assembling operations such as cutting, filing, drilling, countersinking, fitting, shimming, adjusting, clamping, bolting, reaming, riveting, and bucking where locations may be difficult to access. Requires pulling holes, performing rework, disassembly and reassembly.

  2. Performs work in closed bay such as drilling, reaming, shooting/bucking fasteners, reaming holes, installing hi-locks, locating parts, hand laying out holes, preparing and install freeze plugs. Must also achieve metrics: efficiency, quality and safety.

  3. Requires the use of specialized tools to drill and countersink numerous close tolerance holes. Required to load and unload valuable, completed wing assemblies, which require training and experience in the jig computer system.

  4. May be required to apply sealing, bonding agents and other liquid adhesives, in areas that are difficult to access and visually see, per specification requirements.

  5. May be required to install some hardware such as nuts, bolts, spring pins, cotter keys and safety wire as needed.

  6. Special care is needed for stress critical areas and areas of cosmetic concern.

  7. Rework and repair issues as needed.

II. Uses hand and portable tools such as rivet gun, drill motor, portable dimpling equipment, bucking bars, de-burr tools, file, scale, etc.

III. Functional testing of completed parts and assemblies may be required.

IV. Responsible for the quality of own work.

V. Performs other related duties as required.

This role is eligible for $4,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation.

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education program.

  • 12-paid holidays a year

A new career awaits.



High school education or equivalent. Requires the use of simple arithmetic, various precision measuring instruments and blueprints.


Minimum of 3 months, up to 1 years, of experience as an Aircraft Structure Mechanic or Wing Structure Mechanic or a combination of both.


Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to access of work area, noise level of work area and dust/dirt.

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation :

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • Paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance (terms and conditions apply)

  • Flight training courses and bonuses (terms and conditions apply)

Come feel the pride.

This role is eligible for $4,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus (effective 7/28/2022 – 12/31/2022)

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.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 305231