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Textron Aircraft Structure Mechanic in Wichita, Kansas

Aircraft Structure Mechanic



To assemble primary and major sheet metal assemblies including different types of metals, composites, and other materials.


I. Performs a wide variety of operations in the completion of assemblies involving component tooling where some judgment is necessary to set up and maintain a positive relationship of a multiple number of parts or assemblies.

  1. Performs assembling operations such as cutting, filing, drilling, countersinking, fitting, shimming, adjusting, clamping, bolting, reaming, riveting, and bucking where locations and other pertinent information is established or predetermined and tolerances, edge margins, hole patterns, etc., are usually controlled by tooling and fixtures.

  2. Locates reference points, holes, parts and assemblies from established reference lines or points, transfers hole and rivets pattern within predetermined limits and performs sheet metal assembly work with and without aid of jigs, fixtures or other tooling when necessary.

  3. Applies sealing, bonding agents and other liquid adhesives per specification requirements.

  4. Install some hardware such as nuts, bolts, spring pins, cotter keys and safety wire as needed.

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

  6. 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.



High school education or equivalent. Requires the use of simple arithmetic, a limited number of

measuring instruments and blueprints.


Minimum 0-3 months aircraft structure experience required.


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

This role is eligible for $2,000 (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 programs

  • 12-paid holidays a year

A new career awaits.

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: 298621