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4 months ago
Magellan Aerospace
Location: Middletown
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Maintenance
Category: Mechanic Jobs
Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Middletown has an exciting opportunity for Braze Mechanic.

This is a full-time non-exempt role where the successful candidate will be expected to lay up various types of brazing and brazed honeycomb assemblies by performing the following duties.

Essential Responsibilities

Sets up and operates any equipment and tooling in the brazing areas.

Performs brazing of assemblies or installation of sheet metal and honeycomb parts to assemblies.

Works to blueprint and blueprint requirements to build complicated brazed assemblies, checking tooling when parts are not to blueprint. Reports problems to supervisor.

Checks Shop Order for sequence of operations, blueprint dimensions and ascertains that all operations necessary to make blueprint parts are on Shop Order.
Remains alert to any mismatch in the core. Checks for gaps between the core after connecting the core.Sets up spot and seam welders for certification and production runs; assists in certification of equipment; ensures material combinations, according to government and contractual specifications.
Performs repairs on rework on any parts, sub-assemblies, cores, or final assemblies.
Works on any component part of a major assembly as needed.
Submits test panels to process laboratory for necessary testing. Works with various thicknesses of steel, alloy and other metal parts.
Applies braze alloy to face sheets, edge members, and core to face assemblies by spraying on binder and braze alloy, using conventional spray equipment and electrostatic spray apparatus by performing the following activities:

Carefully mixes binder and inhibitors, performs binder and alloy application using extreme care to attain uniformity
Carefully weighs parts before and after alloy application and records on Shop Order and in log books. Weight must be in grams.
Sets up parts in proper position and adjusts spray gun for proper air pressure and fan consistent with applicable specs and Manufacturing Technical Directive (MTD). Maintains spray equipment in proper working order.
Maintains log for batch numbers, units sprayed, and weight.

Uses a variety of sheet metal operations and assembly including:
Tack welding
Loads preset jig with parts or sub-assemblies and core
Files, cuts, fits, burrs, tack welds, or otherwise fastens pieces of sub-assemblies into properly related positions
Pre-fits and clamps parts and pieces in proper relationship while being tack welded or otherwise assembled into a completed unit
Must have knowledge to adjust portable tack welders to required temperature settings dependent upon type of material and thickness.
Capability to trim and route
People working in the Core Room will also be required to:
Build honeycomb core used in new and prototype core assemblies, following the established sequence of operation. Set up and maintain core making machines.

Make new and prototype core assemblies following the process sequence.
Build/assemble core blankets for layup in the production of plugs and nozzles. Perform timesaving and honing of core to reach a certain measurement.
Basic housekeeping to clean up the area from the work performed and to maintain the housekeeping in the area using the proper conventional utensils (brooms, dusters, wet/dry rags, wet/dry vacuums), but excluding the use of mops and automatic floor scrubbers (i.e. Tennant floor scrubber). Maintaining the area includes material, parts, machines, tools and work tables used in manufacturing as well as objects used to store or stage items used in manufacturing.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, requires good communication skills. 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.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Blue Print Reading
Use of Precision Measuring Instruments
Use of various hand tools
Thorough knowledge of metal and honeycomb braze and materials
Use of optical instruments in evaluating quality of weld, depth of penetration, and weld slag size in the spot welding process
Use of standard mechanics tools including all types of stationary or portable machines and equipment.
Possess a thorough knowledge of the core assemblies and the tack welding process.
Honing Techniques
Tack and Spot Welding Techniques

Perks and Benefits

* Competitive salary

* Attractive benefits package (100% coverage at contracted facilities with very low premiums)

* Generous 401k Pension Plan

* Positive work-life balance

* Excellent career progression opportunities

* Commitment to professional growth

* Fully paid Tuition Assistance Program

* Company social events including cook outs, holiday party, offsite meetings, service awards, spin the wheel, department outings to sporting events, and more!

* Employee Engagement Committee

* Fully covered Employee Assistance Program

* Employee discounts on tickets to exclusive events and entertainment

About Us

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!


Magellan Aerospace respects the privacy and confidentiality of personal information provided by candidates and shall not disclose to any external parties unless legislated.

Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity. This document is intended to provide the reader with information and is not a contractual document. Some of the material therefore may be subject to change.

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