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7 months ago
APA Services
Location: North Charleston
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Maintenance
Category: Mechanic
Job Summary:

The Structural Assembler will perform routine production assembly operations on structural and mechanical assemblies, subassemblies and aircraft systems, equipment and accessories using manual operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Suitable applicant will have ONE year of direct Aerospace Structural Experience as a minimum requirement, and preferably have THREE years of solid Aerospace Structural Experience. CANDIDATES WITHOUT AEROSPACE STRUCTURAL EXPERIENCE will NOT be considered.
* Ability to select correct parts, materials, tools, assemblies, standards, hardware, etc.
* Drill, shim, install, fit, fasten, align, adjust and perform the necessary pre-installation assembly work to accomplish the installation of structural components requiring the use of production and engineering prints to determine exact locations.
* Report job constraints such as: errors caused by workmanship, defects in parts, materials, assembly procedures, tools, sequences, etc., in accordance with client’s procedures.
* Perform any repairs, rework, functional checks and the incorporation of authorized changes, etc., as outlined by Lead.
* Remove and/or replace installed components and any related parts.
* Must be able but not limited to Drill close tolerance holes in composites, Tool indexing, Gap measurement.
* Ability to read and understand blueprints, drawings, schematics, engineering dispositions and instructions.
* Be safety conscious; employ the use of safety glasses, safety harnesses, respirators, boot socks, and other pertinent safety equipment 100% of the time.
* Exhibit exemplary housekeeping and Foreign Object Debris (FOD) standards. Maintain clean, neat, organized and FOD free work area.
* Possess understanding and knowledge of basic computer systems and programs.
* Ability to stand for long periods of time, and work in elevated and/or confined spaces as required. Frequent overhead work may be required.
* Frequent overtime may be required.


* Candidates must report on day 1 with acceptable US Persons documentation per U.S. Export Control Compliance requirements.
* Lift less than 25 pounds (Occasional lifting of 21-35 pounds), bend and twist at the waist, walk, crawl, crouch, stand for long periods, kneel, reach, climb/balance, flexion/extension
* Contact with sealants and solvents, exposure to noise, working on elevated platforms
* Use personal protective gear for face, eyes, ears, hand, and arms as required.
* Pass visual acuity and color perception tests
* Read, write, and comprehend the English language
* Handle, use, and dispose of hazardous material
* Obtain & maintain training certifications as required to support assignment responsibilities
* Occasional (1 to 3 hrs) finger manipulation
* On occasion, a 2-person lift may be necessary for weights greater than 50 lbs
* Frequent reaching overhead (3 to 6 hrs)
* Frequent walking on flat surfaces
* Frequent standing flat or uneven surfaces
* Frequent balancing on a ladder, steps, or uneven surfaces
* Occasional climbing on 3-12 ft ladders or stands
* Rotation of head/neck, sitting, crawling, squatting, bend/stoop, lying down, and operate foot controls
* Occasional contact with metals
* Exposure to plastics and solvents to atmospheric conditions
* Frequent exposure to noise
* Candidates will be required to be available to work Mon - Sun with flexible hours based upon the factory.
* On assigned days, candidates may be assigned to work up to 12 hours per day; hours will be determined based upon business needs
* Candidates will be assigned to work up to 40 hours per week; hours will be determined based upon business needs


* Candidates must report on day 1 with acceptable US Persons documentation per U.S. Export Control Compliance requirements.
* Candidates will take hands on assessment on day 1 of reporting

About Our Client:

Our client is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Our client’s products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

About Us:

APA Services, Inc. is a full service staffing company supplying qualified technical and professional employees to the most reputable companies in the Aerospace/Aircraft industry—across the United States and abroad.

Benefits of working with APA Services:

Weekly Payroll, Medical Insurance Available, Cash Advances, Travel Pay and/or bonuses on Select Contracts.

We know it takes great people to do great work, so if you’re interested in joining the APA Services family give us a call at

Thanks for taking the time to apply and we look forward to working with you soon.

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