The Boeing Company Published: November 3, 2017
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Functional Test Technicians are responsible for ensuring that all aircraft systems meet airworthiness requirements. Typical system testing includes initial power-on sequencing, jacking the aircraft and operational checks of the landing gear, flight control rigging, core network diagnosis and software platform loading, fuel system testing, avionics, in-flight entertainment, and all other sub system testing during final assembly.
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Aircraft Test Tech A
Company The Boeing Company
Job ID 1700017139
Date posted 10/14/2017
Location Everett Washington United States

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Job Description
This is a temporary assignment, no longer than 180 days.

Mechanics in this position test all mechanical and electrical systems on aircraft, making all required changes and repairs prior to flight test. Aircraft Technicians need a strong working knowledge of all aircraft systems and various types of test equipment. Mechanics will be working on a live aircraft. Employment in this position also requires standing, reaching, walking climbing/balancing, lifting less than 10 pounds, rotation of head/neck, exposure to energized sources and noise and the use of personal safety gear for face, eyes, hand and ears. Additional Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities Set up and perform bench test or automatic test per work order, test document, test equipment manuals and/or engineering instructions. Perform tests using various computer systems, oscilloscopes, power supplies and meters. Troubleshoot faults in electronic circuits and mechanical systems using various types of test equipment (e.g., Special Test Equipment ""STE"", Automated Test Equipment ""ATE"" and shop aids) adjust or repair. Assist and support aircraft technicians in sequencing of work operation, troubleshooting and problem analysis/resolution. Obtain and use appropriate engineering drawings, test documents, and any other necessary paperwork or on-line systems. Order parts and components required to complete assigned task. Check test equipment prior to use to ensure proper operation and certification requirements are met, utilizing test equipment manuals, check sheets and self test procedures. Energize various systems to perform a variety of functional tests per drawing, test documents, nonconformance reports and other documents in order to verify integrity of the systems. Use, assemble and maintain new and existing shop aids for testing and troubleshooting airframe and power plant systems and subsystems. Select proper hand, power and/or bench tools needed to perform required operation (e.g., screwdrivers, pliers, torque wrenches, crimpers, cable tools, band saw, drill press and circular sander). Operate mechanical lifts of various types to locate parts/assemblies into position or to perform assembly work. Locate tools and/or parts on airplane using tooling holes, pilot holes, K holes, or by hand (as required), per drawing, IP, or tooling instructions. Align parts and secure in place using Clecos or tooling/hand clamps. Check for good edge margins and alignment and shim parts, as required. Handle and protect components and assemblies in accordance with shop procedures and drawing requirements. Set up assembly tools per tooling instructions or drawing. Select drill bits, reamers and/or countersinking tools for pilot and full size holes per drawing. Drill, ream, countersink full size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size, per drawing using drill motor. Set countersinking tools to proper depth, as required. Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools and files to prepare for installation of fasteners. Use solvents to clean surfaces prior to sealing or assembly. Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives and special finishes. Determine and obtain correct type and size fasteners. Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner). Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner. 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.

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Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.

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 United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. ยง120.15? "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

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Individual Contributor

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