Aviation Assembly Technician

Kent, WA 98032

Posted: 04/01/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -042024-18651 State: Washington

Job Description

Aviation Assembly Technician

Location: Kent, WA

Salary: $42-44.50/hr

Industry: Aerospace/Manufacturing

Employment Type: 6 month assignment with potential for extension or conversion

Shift: Friday to Sunday, 5:00am to 5:30pm; Training will be on Day shift, Monday to Friday


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience with assembly of turbomachinery/propulsion systems, aircraft or automotive engines, or other highly technical machinery.
  • 5+ years experience in propulsion assembly, integration, and testing preferred.
  • A&P license or equivalent experience in integration and test of propulsion systems preferred.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings required.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals/detailed work instructions required.
  • Strong mechanical competence with the ability to use hand and power tools required.
  • Ability to accurately use precision measurement and inspection tools required.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills required.
  • Knowledge of precision inspection equipment preferred.
  • Experience with critical sealing surface requirements preferred.
  • Experience with thread insert installation and thread tapping tools preferred.
  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as overhead cranes and forklifts on flight hardware preferred.
  • Experience with 3D measurement tools, such as Faro Arms/Trackers and Verisurf software preferred.
  • Knowledge in the use of 3D CAD tools (CREO is preferred), and ability to read and interpret GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard preferred.
  • Physical Requirement: climb ladders & stairs, and be able to lift up to 50lbs for limited durations of time.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • Perform hands-on assembly and maintenance of cutting-edge rocket engine turbomachinery.
  • Share in the team s impact on all aspects of Turbopump assembly, disassembly, testing, and tool/fixture design.
  • Provide critical feedback to make improvements with respect to process control, capability, and repeatability.
  • Precision assembly of rocket engines.
  • Detailed component inspection using calipers, micrometers, etc. to tolerances of 0.0001 .
  • Coordinating hardware processing such as inspection, cleaning, and shipping.
  • Hardware management under critical cleanliness requirements (liquid oxygen service).
  • Safely working with hazardous systems, containing chemicals and/or high pressure.
  • Assist engineers in reviewing design concepts, providing feedback for improvements.
  • Familiarity working with assembly fixture tooling.
  • Review and follow work instructions for complex mechanical installations.
  • Innovate to improve processes and increase efficiency of operations.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Keywork Searchstring: Integration Engineer, Integration Technician, Rocket Technician, Aviation Mechanic, Engine mechanic, Aerospace Manufacturing, Rockets Manufacturing, A&P, Airframe and Powerplant, Weekend Shift, Day Shift



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