Composite Mechanic/System Payload Mechanic – Security Clearance Required

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Wichita, KS

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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.


Assemble, form, functional test and inspection of parts and assemblies into end-items, working from drawings, documents, process specifications, quality control requirements, and established processes and procedures, to assure the timely delivery of quality products to the customer. Perform tasks such as multi-tasking where applicable.

  • Obtain required information from prints, charts, sketches, work instructions, documents, verbal and electronic information.
  • Use shop mathematics and precision measuring and or test instruments to complete work assignments and functional test assemblies and components.
  • Utilize tooling in the assembly of components into sub-assemblies or end items.
  • Verify work performed is per work instructions and meets process and/or engineering specification. Identify discrepancies found per applicable procedure.
  • Ensure equipment and tool certification occurs per procedure.
  • Perform routine minor machine maintenance as part of their daily work duties (e.g., where applicable, replacing machine filters, changing standard light bulbs on machines and equipment, maintaining lubrication/coolant levels, etc. as related to basic Total Preventative Maintenance duties).
  • Routinely move product within the immediate manufacturing work area, including across isle, using shop assigned equipment as required, and complete transactions necessary to move product to the next operation. On an exception basis, move product to the next operation within a building.
  • Perform work within allotted schedules.
  • Support the continuous flow of product within the manufacturing process by training and assisting employees at all classification levels.
  • Assist in the training of other assembly personnel in assembly, installation and inspections techniques.
  • Cross trains in inspection and becomes SIA qualified.


  • This role requires US Citizenship
  • Must have an active DoD clearance with an investigation completed within the past six years
  • Must be able to secure Program access approval
  • Ability to work on concrete floors, uneven surfaces, confined surfaces
  • They must also be able to walk on open floor beams; climb stairs/scaffolding; crawl/kneel in workstation; and lift/move parts and/or tools
  • All applicants must be willing and able to work any shift, including alternative work weeks. The majority of new hires will be hired on 2nd shift


Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • 2 years of Aircraft manufacturing experience with a minimum of 6 months of aircraft structural composite experience OR will have completed Aero-Structural Training
  • Operate measurement and testing equipment, machines, and devices in accordance with established procedures. 
  • Maintain or repair tools, shop aids, equipment, and facilities as necessary to accomplish work assignments including first-level maintenance on machines and equipment.
  • All Candidates must pass the WorkKeys Assessment ( 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.


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.