LMI Aerospace Production Support Operator in Auburn, Washington

General Summary:

Works independently and with others to perform processes necessary to efficiently and effectively fabricate materials ready to place in LMI work centers for the next step in the manufacturing process. The operator must function as a productive, contributing and responsible member of his/her work team. I

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows all company and work center specific production, administration and safety policies and procedures.

  • Attends and actively participates in all required training.

  • Reviews manufacturing planning, part-specific engineering information, set-up information and/or related instructions to understand appropriate work process and quality requirements for completed product.

  • Depending upon work center assignment, the operator will set-up and operate one or more of the following machines: hydraulic shear, chop saw and forklift.

  • Set-up and tear-down may require the use of a forklift and/or other material handling equipment.

  • Uses gauges, scales, calipers and other measuring equipment to check first part quality. Obtains first part for buy-off from lead person, supervisor, quality control inspector and/or second team member. Upon buy-off, completes production run for the manufacturing planning operation.

  • Performs 100% inspection of all parts, subsequent to first part buy-off, and completes requirements of applicable statistical process control plans.

  • Where available, uses target times to evaluate timely completion of work.

  • Notifies lead person or supervisor about substantive discrepancies between manufacturing planning target time and actual set-up and/or run times.

  • Responsible for minor machine maintenance and maintaining proper alignment and condition of machine.

  • Completes required documentation, including but not limited to: recording of accurate part counts, labor card entry, set-up information, special notes, data collection plans, tie-in information and recording the disposition of non-conforming material.

  • Tears down machine or hand tool set-up upon completion of production run, returning all tools, equipment and accessories to their proper locations.

  • Moves completed part order to next manufacturing operation or staging area.

  • Maintain proper inventory control within the AS400 and physical inventory.

  • Routinely audit inventory and perform cycle counts.

  • Works with others, using continuous process improvement tools and techniques and just-in-time manufacturing techniques, to develop and install process improvements that positively impact manufacturing through-put, machine and human resources utilization, space utilization, organization and other factors.

  • Assists to incorporate process improvements into document instructions.

  • Actively participates in work center and cross-functional process improvement teams by attending team meetings, completing action items, encouraging complete and respectful discussion and understanding of goals, alternatives and solutions.

  • Conduct all business transactions and communications in a professional manner congruent to company policy.

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Practice safe procedures at all times when using material handling equipment. To know, understand and follow all job tools available and applicable to the job and the plant including QAP’s, work instructions, etc. May occasionally work for short periods in another area of the work center to accommodate customer requirements and/or adjust for variation in work flow within the company. May perform general housekeeping, facility clean-up and maintenance including but not limited to painting, moving equipment and storage units, assisting with major machine maintenance or repair. All duties as assigned by the Supervisor and or other members of the management team.


Detail oriented with the ability to use elementary measuring tools i.e. micrometer calipers and electronic calipers. Must have the ability to read and understand tolerances. LMI forklift certification a plus. Understanding of process flows, lead times and lean principles in a mfg. environment. Use of Microsoft Office and related software programs a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to use pallet jacks and be able to lift 75 lbs.

Special Requirements:

This position works a Monday through Friday day shift. Flexibility to work overtime is required as needed, including weekends.

LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company’s online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI‘s Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.

LMI is an E-Verify Employer.

LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

Who we are

LMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ more than 2,000 engineering, manufacturing and testing experts in 19 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Sri Lanka. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.