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9 months ago
Location: Illinois
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet Metal Worker

About the Organization
Astronics Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, engineering design and systems certification, and automatic test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

Sheet Metal Worker (Armstrong)


Astronics Armstrong Aerospace is looking for a Sheet Metal Worker to join our team. A successful candidate will have the ability to read drawings and blueprints, operate manual and pneumatic rivet tools, laser machine, press-break, mark parts with ink stamp and work with aerospace standard fasteners and hardware.

Position Requirements

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Select drawings and verify revision levels before commencing work.


Interpret mechanical drawings to properly assemble product within specifications.


Select parts and set up work station.


Assemble mechanical components (ie: sheet metal and fasteners) per drawing specifications.


Operate manual and pneumatic rivet tools


Hand Squeeze / Pneumatic Squeeze / Pneumatic Rivet Gun / Rivet Press


Operate Laser Machine


Operate Press-Break


Understand rivet installation standard procedures and specifications


Mark parts with ink stamp


Count, organize, and stock parts


Work with aerospace standard fasteners and hardware


NAS/MS Spec hardware / Hilocks / Solid Rivets / Blind Rivets / Bushings / Bearings

* Understanding of fixturing and clamping associated with assembly/riveting

Use of standard hand tools


Hand Drill / Drill Press / Hydraulic Press


Unit of measure familiarization for inches and feet.


Update the correct pick sheet with a signature, the date picked, and the correct lot# for any items picked in the manufacturing area.


Sign production router and work orders for tasks accomplished.

* This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation.

Education and/or Experience


* High school diploma or equivalent
* Ability to read and interpret mechanical and sheet metal drawings
* Ability to understand sheet metal fabrication and assembly standard procedures


* Technical aptitude in mechanical assembly
* Experience in the aerospace industry
* A&P Mechanic License
* Trade School or Associates Degree in metal fabrication or similar



Astronics Armstrong Aerospace (1437)

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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