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Textron Operator Sheet Metal Fab Cell in Wichita, Kansas

Operator Sheet Metal Fab Cell



To setup and operate a variety of machines to fabricate/form a variety of aircraft components into aircraft



I. Works from blueprints, oral and written instructions to hand form and straighten a variety of parts.

II. Straightens or forms parts using hammers, drills, lead bars, shrinkers, stretchers, sanders and

other fabrication equipment.

III. Operates router, water knife, saws, shaper and drill press to cut and shape metal parts in

accordance with pre-determined shop standards by using standard or recognized shop practices.

IV. Perform routine deburr operations such as sanding, grinding, and finishing parts in accordance

with accepted shop standards.

V. Uses a variety of hand and power tools to form, straighten, route, drill, shear and deburr a variety

of parts.

VI. Smooths out and hand works all surfaces on a variety of production skin parts in accordance with

specifications, making essential decisions involving the use of precise judgment.

VII. Checks and straightens parts in a thorough manner to meet desired shape and surface

appearance of a high quality.

VIII. Uses common metal forming and trimming tools such as hand shears, drills and hammers, etc.

and operates sheet metal equipment such as shrinker, stretcher and crimpers.

IX. May perform rework and modification of a complex nature.

X. Uses some measuring devices which include straightedge, scale and feeler gauges.

XI. Responsible only for own work.

XII. Maintain clean and orderly work area.

XIII. Perform other related duties as required.



High school education or equivalent.


Requires 1-3 years combined experience operating relevant equipment.

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation.

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • 12-paid holidays a year

A new career awaits.

This role is eligible for $2,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus

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Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 297612