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19472BR/ 632BR - Structural Assembler Sr

Harlingen, United States

Posted: 15-Feb-2016

Ref#: 1152944

Job Description

  • Prepares parts and assemblies to maintain contamination control; prepares fastener holes by drilling, counter sinking, counter-boring, deburring, and other manufacturing/assembly processes; mixes and applies chem-film coatings, primers, and sealants to areas being worked; fits parts and assemblies by grinding, filing, sanding, and final ream of holes to include installing specified fasteners. Uses and interprets engineering drawings and technical engineering specifications to include documenting product deficiencies in concise terms by using customer and ULA formatted report forms. Reviews planning for proper sequencing and notifies appropriate engineering planner of any necessary alterations.
  • Performs drilling, reaming, counter-sinking, counter-boring, spot-facing, micro-shaving, sanding, grinding, deburring, burnishing, chem-filming, as well as alignment and assembly using fasteners of all types: faying, surface, sealing and/or filleting, and wet fastener installation.
  • Mixes paints, lacquers and enamels and thins to consistency as stipulated in company or customer specification. Checks surface conditions prior to painting for cleanliness; masks and checks for post paint treatments such as etching and baking. Performs interior/exterior priming and topcoat to include preparation, sanding, masking, shading and blending requirements.
  • Perform necessary tool adjustments and repairs. Makes minor adjustments/repairs and reports trouble to proper personnel.
  • Complies with Product Discipline Requirements and “Clean As You Go” requirements for safety, cleanliness, use of tools and equipment, handling of parts and materials, and Product Assurance.
  • Performs visual and dimensional verification of compliance with engineering requirements which requires use of precision measuring equipment and measuring accuracy and repeatability to .0001 inch.
  • Assists in the work-requirements training and job monitoring of lesser-skilled co-workers. Establishes inspection techniques where none exist.
  • Performs theodolite inspection on production assemblies when locating detail parts and operates Coordinate Measurement Machine, hardness tester and other optical comparators as needed. Directs interaction with customer and government representatives during First Article Inspection, audits, mandatory verification points, assists with resolution of discrepancies, and ensures effective communication between manufacturing and applicable support departments.
  • Performs similarly-related duties as directed by Production Management.

Basic Requirements:          

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Vocational training or assembly experience in an industrial environment.
  • 3 years of Structural Assembler experience; or, certified in Airframe and Propulsion mechanics
  • Experience using and interpreting engineering drawings, hand tools, standard measuring equipment, and general calculations
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, mix chemicals, and use equipment.
  • Must be able to work 1st and/or 2nd shift


External Preferred Qualifications    

  • Experience in an aerospace, defense, or military application.


*No relocation assistance available

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.) ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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