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Aerospace Technician, 3rd Shift 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


RUAG is seeking talented and mid-level experienced Aerospace Technicians to join our diverse team to manufacture large composite structures for the Vulcan and Atlas rockets. We’re looking for team minded individuals who seek a career in the fast-growing space industry. Qualified candidates will have an opportunity to develop new skills and grow within the company as we expand and increase output by up to six times the current rate. 


Machining/Completion Technician Duties:
•    Perform installing and torquing of fasteners, drilling, ream and counter sink, installation of rivets, measuring and shimming interfaces to close tolerances, click bond applications, and separation systems, as well as demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment
•    Perform manufacturing tasks required to prepare, transport, install, and certify ordnance components and separation systems.
•    Perform painting of flight products, tooling, and furnishings, and operate sealed paint booths
•    Perform installation of electrical harnesses, instrumentation, doors, ductwork, and other subassemblies and components
•    Prepare, package, and transport aerospace products, subassemblies, and components within the factory and to Customer sites
•    Integrate thermal shelter and acoustic protection panels
•    Experience with mixing, handling, and applying various bonding adhesive and epoxies.
•    Must be able to work with shop power tools (i.e., drills, saws, routers, sanders, huck guns, etc.)
•    Must be able to use measurement tools (i.e., scales, calipers, torque wrenches, etc.)
•    Ability to read and understand drawings, multi-level build of materials (BOMs), Assembly Procedures, and Manufacturing Work Instructions (MWIs)
•    Maintain clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing functions, routine maintenance and daily cleanup of work area that supports 5S and FOD
•    Perform all work according to established standards and safety procedures in accordance with quality requirements in AS9100 certified environment
•    Must be able to work with material handling equipment (i.e., forklift, overhead crane, man lifts, etc.)
•    Maintain proper storage and handling of flight hardware material


•    Aerospace certification or degree preferred
•    Experience working in aerospace, or under AS9100/ISO9001
•    Safety minded, Understanding of safety rules and regulations, Lean, Six Sigma, and continuous improvement concepts.
•    High attention to detail
•    Willing to work flexible hours and over time to meet customer requirements
•    Punctual and good attendance
•    Ability to work off ladders for extended periods
•    Airframe and Powerplant certification preferred
•    Lift and carry up to 50lbs


•    High school diploma, GED or equivalent
•    Minimum of 3 years in aerospace mechanical and/or production experience 
•    Aerospace assembly / Integration background preferred
•    Previous composite and/or lightweight construction experience is preferred



RUAG Space USA must comply with federal vaccine mandates, therefore all employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation approved prior to starting work.


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Production

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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