Aircraft Assembler I

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-335297
    • Job Location: Sacramento, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 02/22/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2+
    • Radford Job Code: 07001
    • Compensation: $18.00 - $21.00 / hour
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Job Description


Assembles and/or fits together parts to form subassemblies and/or complete units. 


Aircraft Assembler All:

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Aircraft Assemblers.  Each level of Aircraft Assembler has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

1.             Performs a variety of tasks, which require knowledge of fabrication techniques, materials, tools and equipment

2.             Follows FOD (foreign object prevention) practices

3.             Follows ESD (electronic static discharge prevention) practices

4.             Interprets and follows manufacturing orders

5.             Operates shop related machinery to include torque wrench, pneumatic tools, common hand tools and scales

6.             Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as “right-the-first-time” approach

7.             Inspects finished products for conformance to specifications

8.             May work from verbal instructions

9.             Complies with established safety directives

10.          Maintains a clean work area and ensures strict adherence to the 5S Standards

11.          Complies with established QMS procedures 

Aircraft Assembler I

1.             Works under close supervision

2.             Demonstrates a basic understanding of aircraft drawings and schematics

3.             Proficiently executes basic FOD (Foreign Object Prevention) practices

4.             Performs basic safety wire installation

5.             Performs basic wire soldering procedures

6.             Assists others during ATP (Aircraft Test Procedures) process

7.             Assists senior Aircraft Assemblers with installation of components during aircraft buildup, at Fuselage and Aircraft Assembly levels

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned 



Experience and Skills


Aircraft Assembler All:

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed below apply to all levels of Aircraft Assemblers.  Each successive level of Aircraft Assembler has additional knowledge, skills and abilities listed.

•              Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

•              Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

•              Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

•              Ability to adhere to workplace rules 

Aircraft Assembler I

1.             Ability to use precision hand tools a plus.

2.             Must be able to demonstrate adequate basic math skills.

3.             Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure.

4.             Must be able to understand and follow written and/or verbal instructions.

5.             Requires high school education or equivalent.

6.             Typical qualifications for this level include:

•              Basic math skills

•              Documentation – skills in reading and writing various forms of documentation

•              Basic computer skills

•              Developing knowledge of the materials used within the department

•              Ability to operate equipment being used within the department

•              Developing an understanding of and working within KUAS’ Assembly Processes

•              Ensuring all work is completed within the acceptable standards of KUAS’ Quality Program



Aircraft Assembler I

  • Preferably 2 years of hands-on experience in assembly production 


  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Standing, walking, bending, reaching and working from slightly elevated surface on a regular basis 
  • Manipulating materials, primarily using hands and arms
  • Use of various hand tools 
  • Occasionally lifts and carries heavy objects 
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • May work extended hours and/or weekends 
  • Possibility of exposure to noise and hazardous chemicals
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes


0-5% - May be required between KUAS locations

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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