Adv Sr Aircraft Assembler – Cherokee Wings 7474 – 1st Shift Jobs in Vero Beach, FL at Piper Aircraft Inc

Title: Adv Sr Aircraft Assembler – Cherokee Wings 7474 – 1st Shift

Company: Piper Aircraft Inc

Location: Vero Beach, FL

Possess extensive knowledge to perform the manufacturing and/or assembly of any aircraft components/operations such as any aircraft final assembly, substructures, main structures, fuel and hydraulic systems, brake systems, air conditioning, etc. Possess extensive knowledge of aircraft hardware specifications (AN, MS, hardware standards). Plan and lay out any complex and intricate sheet metal assembly and installation.Make extensive repairs and rework on any aircraft as required to return assemblies to blue print specifications.Required to work with a wide variety of aircraft sealants and or adhesives.Use of hand tools common to structural or final assembly; drill motors, routers, sanders, metal shrinkers, pneumatic shears, and assortment of riveting equipment, (rivet guns, blind fastener, squeeze, screw and sealing guns, etc).May require loading all types of aircraft assembly fixtures and utilize material moving equipment.Use of precision measuring equipment such as: calipers, scales, and plug gages in the performance of duties.Work independently, or with other team members, and with minimal direction from Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work from and follow process specifications, work orders, travelers, station paperwork, blueprints, rework/rejection tags, schedules, Aircraft Production Orders, schematics, layout & modifications sheets, engineering orders, Piper Production Spec (PPS), Piper Material Spec (PMS), Material Review Board and verbal/written instruction. Maintain work area, bins, and all procedures to conform to FAA ACSEP requirements.
Report any shortages to Production Control personnel.
Work with different gauges and types of sheet metal such as stainless steel, aluminum etc.
Clean surface and apply sealant per Piper Process Specifications (PPS).
May require loading component parts into jig/fixture. Call for inspection, work off squawks.Assist team leader in maintaining schedule of units through line station.
Lay out and mark dimension reference lines, hole locations as required to fabricate and install repairs on assemblies and detail parts according to paperwork or instructions.
Drill, ream, rivet, fit, countersink, adjust, finish, and inspect part to assure specifications are met. Hand fit, trim, finish, and inspect parts while maintaining integrity and specification requirements.
Trim, file, grind, deburr, buff, and smooth surfaces.
Depending on dept processes, may require knowledge of landing gears & hydraulic system installation, engine rigging, fit & fair cowls, control surface installation and rigging, and instrument panel and avionics wiring installations.
Maintain all necessary records, files, and reports. Report correct labor hours such as Production traveler, Rework traveler, Off Station traveler.
Interpret complicated blueprints, sketches, of product specifications to determine sequence and methods to assemble and repair sheet metal assemblies.
Lay out and mark dimension reference lines, hole locations on material to develop and trace patterns of product or parts to tolerance mating/fixture according to paperwork or instructions.
Must have working knowledge of Piper parts.
Scrutinize every facet of job and report improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials, and unusual conditions to such as oversize or elongated holes, improper countersinking, riveting, trimming, bonding, or assembly and installation issues, etc. to Leadperson, Supervisor, or Quality Assurance.
Perform housekeeping chores as department requirements dictate.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Required to train and assist other employees. Will be required to train and assist other team members.May be called upon by Supervisor to assess/plan/organize workstation activities utilizing teamwork concepts.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and over 5 years related experience and training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers in both written and oral form. .Ability to recognize and communicate ways to improve design, assembly and installation methods, tools, procedures.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to perform the duties of the job applying basic mathematics such as; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Able to apply basic geometry principles for shapes such as circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, cones, etc.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.The employee will rarely lift and/or move up to 80 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals, and frequently exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and vibration.The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud and occasionally extremely loud.

Safety and Policy Practices
The employee in this job must be knowledgeable in regard to the safety policies and procedures of the Company as described in the company safety manual.The employee must be aware of all potentially hazardous materials and conditions and proper handling policies. Employee is responsible for complying with company hazardous waste disposal procedures.Support the goals and objectives of the organization and recognize the Companys need to achieve its business objective.
Piper Aircraft Health Plan Overview:

Core Health Benefits:
Piper Provided Benefits (Basic):
Basic Life
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Short-Term Disability (STD)
Long-Term Disability (LTD)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Voluntary Benefits:
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA & DCA)
Supplemental Life Insurance
Long-Term Disability (LTD Buy- Up)
Trustmark Voluntary Plans:
Accident Plan
Critical Illness
Universal Life (Whole Life Policy)
Hospital StayPay
Preferred Legal Plan
Piper Aircraft Time Off:

16 days of PTO (Paid Time Off)

11 Holidays