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The Boeing Company Flight Operations Mechanic in Saint Charles, Missouri

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.

To ensure compliance with President Biden’s September 9, 2021 executive order, Boeing is implementing a new requirement for U.S.-based employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement, by December 8, 2021 (timing may vary in some states). Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process.

Individuals with approved accommodations will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

Boeing has implemented a new COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in Australia that requires all new Boeing Australia hires to show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved medical exception by 3 December 2021. For Victorian based employees, the compliance date is 26 November 2021.

All other global Boeing locations do not have a vaccination requirement at this time.

Job Description

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) has a number of openings for Flight Operations Mechanics in St. Charles, MO.

Flight encompasses all of the duties of the following job classifications:

Inspector Aircraft, Mechanic Electrical and Electronics, and Mechanic Flight.

Individual job duties may include:

• Perform operational checkout of aircraft prior to and during preflight.

• Inspect explosive and armament installations.

• Maintain aircraft historical records.

• Perform activities prior to flight status and final inspection and daily maintenance of completed experimental aircraft or major modification to experimental aircraft.

• Inspect and/or perform bench and flight line operational checkout and inspect, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair of electrical and electronic systems.

• Inspect the calibration, adjustment, troubleshooting, repair and modification of electronic test equipment used exclusively by production and at times may be required to inspect the calibration, adjustment, trouble-shooting, repair and modification of other electronic test equipment as directed.

• Perform aircraft and/or spacecraft bench or flight line operational checkout, trouble-shooting, adjustment and repair of any electrical or electronic system.

• Fabricate, adjust, trouble shoot, repair and modify electronic test equipment. Perform operational checkout of hydraulic systems and mechanical systems.

• Diagnose and correct hydraulic and mechanical malfunctions. Operate engines during run-ups and troubleshoot when needed.

• Perform engine buildup as assigned. Install, repair, and replace tanks, power plants, generators, and aircraft engines.

• Install or replace reservoirs, etc. and repair leaks in same. Install or replace instruments such as fuel quantity, rate of climb and oil pressure indicators.

• Perform crash crew duties as directed.

• Splice, route, clamp, solder, and string tie wires or wire bundles.

• Repair, install and hook up bomb, missile and rocket racks and pylons.

• Install and load ejection seats and guns. Install adjust, repair and replace structural parts and assemblies.

• Fabricate parts such as skins, doors, aircraft frames, air bags, test panels, clips, brackets, angles and ribs without the aid of jigs and fixtures.

• Modify aircraft components or aircraft support equipment.

• Perform composite repairs.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

• Flight line experience

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

• Military Aircraft Avionics and/or Mechanical experience highly desired

• Experience troubleshooting electronic systems

• Currently hold or have held a security clearance in the past 24 months

The selected candidate must be able to work any shift, as assigned.

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

New Hires, as well as employees who transfer from non-union positions, may be required to attend some type of training upon their start. Once any required training has been completed all new employees will be considered on probation for a period of forty (40) working days. Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of any required training and the probationary period.

Security Clearance and Export Control Requirements:

This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship. A final U.S. secret clearance Prestart is required.


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.

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.

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.