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Textron Metal Bond Technician 3 in Wichita, Kansas

Metal Bond Technician 3



To prepare and bag metal bond parts and assemblies for the curing process. May be required to work under the guidance of higher grade operators.


I. Works from specifications, blueprints, oral and written instructions to record pertinent adhesive information, form and lay-up component parts and assemblies such as fiberglass, graphite, metal, and Kevlar in proper relationship according to standard shop practices where tooling and holding fixtures are usually available, and to perform a variety of operations necessary to prepare metal parts and assemblies for autoclave or oven curing process. Requires the ability to plan and perform a sequence of operations where standard lay-up methods are available, while independent action is also required to use these standards to comply with the different parts configuration and geometry.

II. Selects proper holding fixtures, bonding materials, proper size bleeders, bagging materials, and specified materials. Requires some judgment to fit and align component parts in proper sequence and specific location in bond fixture. Uses care to avoid contamination of surfaces from foreign substances such as dust or release agents. Applies various adhesives to bond component parts together. Clamps and secures parts in holding fixtures. Uses some judgment to trim, fit, and seal bleeder and bag over areas to be bonded to obtain uniform vacuum pressure. Connects hose to port and checks for leaks, wrinkles, tears, and proper seal.

III. Moves tools and parts to and from ovens. May cut away bagging materials and remove excess material or tape from holding fixtures. Uses measuring devices, and hand and power tools as required.

IV. Inspect, remove details from process rack, and match details to production order.

V. Responsible only for quality of own work.

VI. Performs other related duties as required.


Conditions may vary from somewhat disagreeable working conditions to good working conditions in a temperature-controlled environment, depending on the location of the work.

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

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This role is eligible for $2,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus



Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. This position requires the use of simple arithmetic; such as addition and subtraction of decimals and fractions, simple drawings, and some measuring devices.


Requires a minimum of three months metal bonding experience.

EEO Statement

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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 Second Shift

Req ID: 296339