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Spirit AeroSystems Process Mechanic I5 in Wichita, Kansas


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.


The Company will provide appropriate job training to enable employees to perform all necessary job functions following: developing new and improved methods of production, multi-tasking and multi-machine operation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Use hand equipment (e.g hand tools, power tools, air tools and computers) needed to complete/process work assignments

  • Perform any pickup, rework and incorporation of changes to the product as required

  • Work from prints, sketches, specification and written/verbal information

  • Maintain certifications, qualification, licenses or permits as required to perform work

  • Utilize precision measuring equipment (calipers, scales, etc) to perform self -inspection of in-process and finished work

  • Perform routine minor machine and Total Preventative maintenance as part of daily work duties (e.g replacing filters, bulbs and maintaining machine lubricant/coolant levels)

  • Routinely move product within manufacturing the immediate manufacturing work area and on occasion, move product to the next operation within a building

  • Support the continuous flow of product within the manufacturing process by training and assisting team members of the same or lower classification

  • Ability to be cross-trained to inspect product and become SIA qualified

  • Perform process activities including, e.g. metal etching, metal polishing of aircraft details, heat treating, engraving, shot peening, sand blasting, wire assembling/fabrication, decal/ metal-cals and metal processing, etc. to support the production requirements.

  • Qualified to set-up and test electrical/mechanical/hydraulic/pneumatic assemblies and components.

  • Perform hand finishing operations typical of the following: blending of multiple adjacent MDD surfaces into engineering tolerances and/or perform transition work to bring detail parts in accordance with engineering tolerances.

    Other Responsibilities:Perform fabrication support activities including:

  • Masking hardware for subsequent processing

  • Loading/unloading/hanging hardware for chemical applications

  • Deburr

  • Hand finishing

  • Light hand forming


  • All applicants must be willing and able to work any shift, including alternative work weeks. Majority of new hires will be hired on 2nd shift.

  • All Candidates must pass the WorkKeys Assessment ( workkeys.com ) 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.

    Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.

    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.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Requisition ID 2022-10213

Posted Date 1 month ago (11/4/2022 2:25 PM)

Category Manufacturing