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The Boeing Company Wing Skin Prep Mechanic B in Auburn, Washington

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Job Description

The Boeing Company is looking for a Wing Skin Prep Mechanic to join our teams supporting Boeing Commercial Airplanes based out of Auburn, WA!

Mechanics in this position prepare finished wing skins, spars, webs, chords, splice-plates, and stiffeners for storage/transportation and fabricate sub assemblies from wing components that are later incorporated into larger wing assemblies. Employment in this position also requires walking, bending and twisting at the waist, carrying less than 10 pounds, flexion/extension, handling, lifting 10-35 pounds, pushing/pulling 10-35 pounds, rotation of head/neck, standing, use of low impact vibratory tools, contact with metals, solvents, exposure to noise, atmospheric conditions, and the use of personal safety gear for face/eye, hand/arm, ears and feet. Work assigned by lead or supervisor based on priority requirements.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Operate over head crane to move parts (e.g., wing skins, stringers), using slings, clamps, and other lifting and securing devises to properly perform required lift and move to work area.

  • Obtain appropriate engineering drawing(s) for assigned job, using on-line computer systems (e.g., Bold/Web).

  • Check part (e.g. stringer), for unpainted areas, ensure touch up with primer, cure in oven, as required per Boeing (BAC) specifications.

  • Ensure part (e.g., stringer) matches work order W/O, production order number and drawings.

  • Apply ink part mark (e.g., part number, date, and shop) to meet Boeing (BAC) specifications.

  • Locate steel stamped identification on inboard most tab to ensure work order (W/O) matches steel stamp before tab removal.

  • Ink part mark production order number on stringer per W/O, drawing and Boeing (BAC) Specifications.

  • Remove wing skin lifting tabs with tools (e.g., hand power sander).

  • Prepare detabed area for shot peen, per Boeing (BAC) specification.

  • Shot peen detab surfaces, per W/O and to meet Boeing (BAC) specifications, as required.

  • Install bushings and fittings into housing using pneumatic puller.

  • Apply liquid nitrogen to facilitate installation of bushing and freeze plugs, as required, per (BAC) specifications.

  • Roller swage bushings and fitting into housing per (BAC) Specifications.

  • Locate, drill, ream, full size holes in part (e.g., channel vent, splice plate, and clips), in proper sequence and to correct size , per drawing, W/O, or tooling instructions using drill motor (e.g., Winslow, 90-Power Vane).

  • Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chaser, deburring tools and files to prepare for installation of fasteners.

  • Use solvents to clean surfaces prior to sealing or assembly.

  • Apply seal and/or topcoat including fillet seal to parts, as required by (BAC) specifications.

  • Use appropriate personal protective equipment.

  • Install fasteners per drawing using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, lock bolt puller, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner).

  • Check work after completion of operation in job /or completed job to ensure assembly is complete, per drawing, that there are on defects (e.g., gapped heads, high rivets, toolmarks. incorrect length fasteners), and the area around job is clean, prior to putting up for inspection.

  • Sell completed job or in process checks to inspector at appropriate steps in sequence.

  • Perform minor rework, as required (e.g., pick-ups).

  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner (e.g., paint, sealants, and solvents).

  • Use precision measuring instruments necessary to accomplish work assignments.

  • Maintain personal and tool certifications, as required.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

The 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):

  • 1+ years of experience using basic math (e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

  • Basic computer skills

  • 1+ years of experience with using precision measuring tools and equipment such as micrometers, calipers and dial indicators, etc.

  • 1+ years of experience using hand tools and/or hand-held power tools

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

High school graduate or GED preferred.


This position is located in a location that does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.


This position is for 2nd shift.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Other Relevant Information & Requirements:

  • This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.

  • 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.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities. The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $19 - $41.62 an hour

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.