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The Boeing Company Parts Straightener - 17505 in Puyallup, Washington

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes has an exciting opportunity for a Parts Straightener to join our team in Auburn & Puyallup , WA.

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.

Duties and 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.

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 or more years of experience operating an overhead cranes in a safe manner.

  • 1 or more years of experience using software applications for internet navigation, email, Microsoft Suite and/or other specialized computer applications.

  • 1 or more years of experience setting and using precision measuring tools; equipment such as micrometers, calipers, and/or dial indicators.

  • 1 or more years of experience reading blueprints and structural drawings.

  • 1 or more years of experience operating a hydraulic press.

  • Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 35 pounds frequently within an 8 hour shift.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Ability to work in noisy environments while completing tasks.

Typical Education:

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 (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool.

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.

Pay Rate:

$20.00 - $42.80

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.