Manufacturing Technician

Port Angeles, WA - Full-Time

As part of the operations department, a manufacturing technician will perform complete assembly, disassembly, test set up, adjustment, inspection, and repair of AECS systems and products/major components, in accordance with assembly, test or engineering instructions, specifications, drawings. Set up and operate a variety of standard and specialized tools and manufacturing machines/equipment, setup and operate a variety of test equipment to perform all types of testing operations. Other manual facilities or factory tasks will be required.


  • Perform any or all the operations necessary for the assembly / disassembly / repair of AECS systems and components, and accessories in accordance with technical and /or standard work practices
  • Perform comprehensive examinations of hardware for serviceability, Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA), and airworthiness certification
  • Provide, routing, and the movement of assemblies, hardware, tooling, and other material in support of assigned area of manufacturing.
  • Operate test equipment and perform functional component and accessory tests as assigned.
  • Troubleshoot in-process problems, malfunctions, or component failures within the limitations of relevant technical procedures.
  • Verify work performed is in accordance with technical specifications, manuals or other quality verification criteria.
  • Use all types of precision measuring instruments and devices, hand and power tools, shop equipment and machinery as assigned.
  • Maintain records and perform related duties.
  • Perform complete and complicated operations in the cleaning, processing, repair, rework
  • or modification of systems, components and hardware, tools and fixtures using hand, power tools, shop aids and other standard processes in accordance with prescribed procedures.
  • Perform functional tests and maintain process controls as assigned.
  • Adhere to all quality requirements and directives of AECS. Ensure all verbal and written
  • quality instructions provided by AECS quality inspectors is carried out IAW
  • request/procedures.
  • Perform any or all the necessary functions required to provide materials, hardware or
  • supplies to a variety of in-shop and external operations.
  • Be responsible for verifying material to specific process requirements, receiving, storing, disbursing, moving, packaging, receiving and accumulating. Report, monitor, and maintain control or status of material as assigned. Perform other duties such as facility maintenance, cleaning, MSDS and OSHA training and activities as directed.


  • High School Diploma.
  • Must obtain EPA Section 608 Type(s) 1, 2 & 3 during first 6 months of employment. 
Type 1 shall be obtained within first 3 months of employment MIN.
  • Detailed understanding of HVAC systems functions including refrigeration, heat transfer, 
airflow and ventilation.
  • Good understanding of the application of computer simulation tools and theory to HVAC 
system design.
  • Experience with application of various components used within HVAC systems such as 
coils, compressors, motors, and fans.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make progress by completing tasks and deliverables in a multi-tasking environment (several concurrent assignments) on time.
  • Work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently understand and organize information necessary to make 
technical decisions with little oversight.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to follow internal manufacturing/engineering processes and best practices.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and MSDS requirements.
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant licenses (A&P), OR 2 years minimum A&P/HVAC experience OR 2 years minimum experience as military mechanic or equivalent in any branch of military.
  • Ability to lift, move and manipulate fixtures and component hardware up to 50 lbs. and 
frequently lift 30 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Perform occasional facility maintenance tasks, machine maintenance tasks, shop maintenance & grounds maintenance and other as directed.

Physical Demands:
This position requires normal physical functions. Work may require frequent bending, reaching and climbing. May frequently lift and carry items weighing up to fifty pounds and occasionally lift heavier items with the assistance of other workers. Work may be performed on top or under equipment in cramped or awkward positions. Normal color perception required. Must be physically qualified to handle and work with explosive devices.

Education: High School Education/GED, former military service in a mechanical MOS a plus.
Posting Number: AECS0047-1
Job Posted: Feb 16, 2018
Primary Location: Port Angeles, WA
Clearance Level: No Security Clearance Required now; Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret/SSBI/SCI clearance if/when required.
Potential for Teleworking / Remote: No
Travel: Yes, up to 40%
Shift: Day/2nd
Overtime: Approved for overtime; 1.5 to 2.0 multiples per employee handbook.
Schedule: Full-time.
DoD Drug Screen: Must Pass Drug Exam if randomly selected; Failure of drug test will result in immediate termination.
Background Check: Background Check Required.
Job Segment: Operations, Shop, Tooling, Mechanic, A&P Mechanic, Military Mechanic.


Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Airborne ECS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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