Parts Straightener

Boeing Puyallup , WA 98373

Posted 11 months ago

Job Description:

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Mechanics in this position set up, operate and adjust a variety of mechanical and hydraulic controlled straightening presses to form, straighten and flatten high quality close tolerance parts and materials. Employment in this position also requires handling, rotation of head/neck, standing, walking, twisting at the waist, lifting and carrying 10-35 pounds, lifting and carrying less than 10 pounds, pushing/pulling 10-35 pounds, pushing/pulling less than 10 pounds, pushing/pulling more than 35 pounds, finger manipulation, flexion/extension, contact with metals, exposure to noise, atmospheric conditions and energized sources, and the use of personal safety gear for face, eyes, hand/arm, ears and feet.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Obtain work package from, ready to work rack, as delivered to work station, or assigned by lead, supervisor, or run previously set-up job by reviewing tie-in from prior operator.

  • Review Work Order (W/O) to determine requirements of work to be performed.

  • Ensure that the correct type and quantity of parts/material were issued and that prior operations are complete.

  • Obtain and review appropriate drawings, Boeing (BAC) specifications and any other necessary documents to perform the job.

  • Use on-line information systems, as required.

  • Check machine set-up and/or parts completed by previous operator to determine progress on a job and ensure safe working conditions, as required.

  • Select machine accessories and holding devises (e.g., ram heads, riser stands, blocks, clamps, shims).

  • Verify that apparatus is in good condition.

  • Identify shop aids and/or holding fixtures to be used, as required.

  • Attach machine accessories, tools, fixtures, and shop aids using bolts, wrenches and clamps.

  • Move parts/material to the work area using overhead cranes, as required.

  • Ensure spreader bar is safely attached for long parts/material.

  • Ask for assistance from co-workers as needed. Insert material to be formed/straightened, use manual power switch to operate press.

  • Check pressure gauge/travel indicator and make adjustments, as required.

  • Check parts to ensure that forming/straightening operations are completed within tolerances per drawing and BAC specifications, use check fixture, as required.

  • Clean and/or deburr parts, using hand file and/or denatured alcohol after forming/straightening operation, as required.

  • Contact lead, supervisor, or co-worker with questions, when assistance is needed or when any problem arises.

  • Handle and dispose of hazardous material in approved manner (e.g., solvents, rags).

  • Maintain personal and tool certifications, as required.



Relocation Assistance Available

No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


Current Boeing employees working in Puget Sound and Portland must submit an Employee Request Transfer (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool. Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will not be considered. This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement. High school graduate or GED preferred.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is required. "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Knowledge operating overhead cranes in a safe manner.

  • Experience using a computer such as internet navigation, email, Microsoft Office and/or other specialized computer applications.

  • Must have experience in setting and using precision measuring tools and equipment such as micrometers, calipers, and/or dial indicators.

  • Proficient in reading blueprints and structural drawings.

  • Experience operating a hydraulic press.

  • This position requires constant standing and walking, frequent bending at the waist, twisting, pushing/pulling, occasional kneeling and crawling, and lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds.

Experience Level

Individual Contributor

Job Type




Contingent Upon Program Award




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