Ops Trainee

Job Summary:
This is an entry-level position in which the individual will be trained in the manufacturing processes of the aircraft. In a team environment, under direct supervision, perform a variety of structural assembly operations in a production department.


Job Description:
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under specific instruction and guidance, perform fitting of detail parts and basic drilling and riveting operations using basic mechanic hand tools (pneumatic drills, rivet gun, counter sinks, reamers, and files, etc.).

  • Ensure parts and work content meets the instructions of assigned manufacturing employee and/or Quality Control Inspector.

  • Learn to read work orders, blueprints, and specification sheets to determine sequence of operation and work requirement.

  • Align and assemble parts to be riveted using holding fixtures, pins, clamps and fasteners.

  • Observe and assist to become familiar with parts and assemblies, then works with decreasing supervision as experience is gained.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to read a scale and perform basic shop math.

  • Read and comprehend basic documents and instructions.

  • Must have essential personal skills, which include an aptitude for hands-on craftwork, a professional attitude, attention to detail, ability to work with people and to meet demanding schedules.

  • Must demonstrate good housekeeping and safety practices.

  • Proficiency in current personal computer-based software.

  • Must be available to work any shift.

  • Must be able to lift and transport objects up to 40 pounds.

  • Some positions require: confined space entry fitting inside 16”x12” opening, use a of respirator, willing to work night shift on a rotational basis as needed or working knowledge of Composites and attention to detail

Unique Skills:

  • General knowledge of pneumatic hand tools. Able to take instruction from supervisors and peers in a team setting.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Entry level position. Strong mechanical aptitude. Enrollment in a Technical.

  • Aviation program preferred.

  • Essential communication skills include the ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language, and listening and computer keyboard skills.