Airframe Structures Technician 1

AEVEX Aerospace
Murrieta, CA
Added: April 18, 2024
As an Airframe Structures Technician at AEVEX Aerospace, you will play a critical role in ensuring the structural integrity and safety of our aircraft. You will work in a collaborative environment, supporting the maintenance, repair, and modification of various aircraft structures, including wings, fuselages, and other critical components. This position requires a strong attention to detail and a commitment to safety.

Essential Functions

  • Introduction to machine shop safety and use of band saws, belt sanders, shears, etc.
  • Learn proper use of hand and air tools including die grinder, rivet guns and offset drilling
  • Attach structural parts and assemblies using riveting, bucking, hand/power tools, hand trim and finish
  • Understand fastener identification and proper fastener processes
  • Read and understand drawings
  • Assist experienced technicians to gain hands on experience with basic repairs
  • Follow all safety protocols and procedures, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), to maintain a safe working environment
  • Ensure that all work is done efficiently and adheres to aviation safety regulations and industry best practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 0-3 years related experience
  • Ability to learn and use a variety of hand tools and shop equipment for maintenance and or repair of aircraft
  • Some knowledge of aircraft hardware, sheet metal materials and processes
  • Ability to identify, install and remove common aircraft fasteners, or learn if not experienced
  • Ability to read and understand written text
  • Ability to read and understand prints and layouts, or learn if not experienced
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently with team members and other departments
  • Strong work ethic and integrity

Education / Certifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • A & P schooling or military aircraft experience a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds at a time
  • Frequently required to view objects up close and distant range with hand eye coordination
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead and frequently reach at/below shoulder level
  • Occasionally experience a high level of noise

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company's capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Applicants who are offered employment from AEVEX Aerospace, LLC ("AEVEX") will be subject to a background check by a third party. Prior to the background check being conducted, the applicant will be required to complete disclosure and authorization forms authorizing AEVEX to conduct a background check. The authorization is made in electronic form and will only be shared with individuals who have a business need to review the information to make employment decisions. During the background process, applicants will verify personal information such as the below. An applicant who provides incomplete information will be disqualified from employment at AEVEX.

  • Criminal Convictions (misdemeanor and felony).
  • Prior Employment History
  • Educational History

AEVEX reserves the right to disqualify a candidate based on the results of the background investigation.

At AEVEX Aerospace, we are committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and customers. As such, we require drug screening for all positions where an offer is provided. Failure to receive a negative result on this test may result in forfeiture of any employment offer prior to the start of employment. Although several states have recently legalized the possession and use of certain drugs for recreational and/or medical purposes, AEVEX adheres to a strict zero-tolerance drug use policy, in accordance with federal laws that take precedence over state laws

Applicant Acknowledgement of Company Drug / Alcohol Testing: As a condition of employment with this company, I understand that, in accordance with the FAA Anti-Drug Testing Program, I will be required to take a pre-employment drug test. The anti-drug program requires urine testing for the following five specific drugs - marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, and PCP. If hired, I further understand that I will be part of the company's ongoing drug / alcohol misuse testing program which includes random, reasonable suspicion, post accident and return to duty testing. The Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program requires evidential breath testing (EBT) conducted by qualified technicians on approved testing equipment. If I either refuse to cooperate with the mandatory FAA Anti-Drug / Alcohol Misuse testing program as implemented by this company, or if I have a verified positive drug test reported to the company after the careful review of the Medical Review Officer, I understand that I will not be considered for employment. I acknowledge that I have been advised of the Company Drug/Alcohol Testing outlined above.

AEVEX must ask applicants whether he or she has tested positive, or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by a company to which the employee applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by Department of Transportation (DOT) agency drug and alcohol testing rules during the past two (2) years. If the applicant admits that he or she had a positive test or a refusal to test, AEVEX must not use the employee to perform safety-sensitive functions for the company, until and unless the applicant documents successful completion of the return-to-duty process (49 CFR Part 40.25 (j) ). Have you tested positive, or refused to test, on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which you applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing rules during the past two years