Drilling Technician

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Posted: 02/29/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -022024-18447 State: Florida

Job Description

Drilling Technician (Aviation Structures)

Location: Merritt Island, FL

Salary: $46.20/hr

Industry: Aerospace/Manufacturing

Employment Type: 6 month assignment w/ potential for extension or conversion

Shift: Monday to Thursday, 4pm-2:30am

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED.
  • 5+ years of experience with aerospace structures required.
  • Strong experience with drilling close tolerances required.
  • Use of hand drills, power feed drills (PFD), Jiffy/E-Tech tools, Winslow guns,
  • Knowledge of proper drill speeds and feeds for materials being worked
  • Use of drill jigs, bomb sites, tools needed for hand placement of holes
  • Understand hole angularity and importance of quality hole tolerances
  • Experience drilling through aluminum, titanium, Inconel, composite stacks
  • Understand clean as you go techniques and need for general cleanliness
  • Experience in application of sealants, adhesives, paints, and primers
  • Basic digital literacy such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • 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.


  • Ability to pull holes
  • Industry certification, trade school training and/or degree in related field
  • Demonstrated success as a hands-on doer and/or leader
  • Work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with constantly evolving roles and responsibilities
  • Continuous improvement mentality.
  • Experience in handling large aerospace components
  • Experience in assembling large tight-tolerance structures
  • Experience in new product introduction
  • Experience in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Certification in Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to lift to 50lbs


  • Build the forward and aft modules for the rocket
  • This is a boots-on-the-ground, hands-on-hardware, assembly technician role.
  • Interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions and test procedures
  • Setup and operate a wide range of precision calibrated tools such as torque wrenches, micrometers, calipers, depth gauges and optical measuring instruments
  • Work collaboratively with teams of diverse skills, fields, and backgrounds
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately, in writing and in person
  • Repetitively climb ladders/stairs and work in small, restricted areas
  • Perform repetitive work, including lifting of items up to 35lbs
  • Operate various material handling equipment including forklifts, overhead cranes, aerial lifts, truck-trailer combinations, and other ground support equipment as required
  • Ability to support scheduled work shift (we rotate shifts occasionally) and work off-shift (2nd or 3rd shifts), extended hours, and weekends if/when vital
  • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission

Keywork Searchstring: Rocket, Assembly, Aerospace Technician, Tube Bending, CNC Tube Bending, CNC Programming, CNC Programmer, Operations, Hand Bending,



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