Drilling Technician

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Posted: 06/14/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -062024-19098 State: Florida

Job Description

Drilling Technician (Aviation Structures)

Location: Merritt Island, FL

Salary: $38.85/hr

Industry: Aerospace/Manufacturing

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

Shift: Friday to Sunday, 6AM to 6:30PM

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; A&P license is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in aerospace manufacturing & aerospace structures (Sheetmetal)
  • Experience in Drilling Aluminum, Composite & Titanium structures
  • Experience in at least one of the following is required: Heavy Primary Structures drilling experience and/or Secondary Structures drilling experience.
  • Interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, understands written work instructions and test procedures.
  • Work collaboratively with teams of diverse skills, fields, and backgrounds
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately, in writing and in person.
  • Basic digital literacy such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Climb ladders/stairs and work in small, restricted areas.
  • Physical Requirements: Work at Heights on work stands and in lifts. Perform repetitive work, including lifting of items up to 35lbs. Ability to lift heavy items up to 50lbs.
  • 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.


  • Industry certification, trade school training and/or degree in related field or (Airframe License).
  • Proven success as a hands-on technical leader
  • Work optimally with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities
  • Continuous improvement attitude. Our job is never complete; we are always refining and improving.
  • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it.
  • Experience in handling large aerospace structures.
  • Experience in assembling large tight tolerance structures.
  • Experience in new product introduction.
  • Experience in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma certification
  • Military experience


  • Expertly Manufacture, assemble, and test the rocket s First Stage & Second Stage structure.
  • Setup new production work areas, including tooling and equipment.
  • Assist with transition from development to production, including first articles.
  • Perform second party verifications and hardware inspections to engineering models, drawings, specifications, and written procedures.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and correct malfunctions by modification, rework, repair, and/or maintenance.
  • Perform root cause analysis and implement corrective actions for recurrence control.
  • Operate various material handling equipment including forklifts, overhead cranes, aerial lifts, flight vehicle and subassembly transportation equipment, truck-trailer combinations and other ground support equipment as required.
  • Setup and operate a wide range of precision calibrated tools including, but not limited to, torque wrenches, micrometers, calipers, laser tracker, height gauges and optical measuring instruments.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects for area safety and efficiency.
  • Perform routine maintenance functions such as daily clean-up of work areas to support 5S, FOD, and ESD
  • Ability to work off-shift, extended overtime, and weekends if/when vital.
  • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission and vision.
  • Work collaboratively with teams of diverse skills, fields, and background
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission and vision



SRG Government Services is a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, accounting and intelligence analytical services for agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the federal contracting industry, featuring a cutting edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

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