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The Aerospace Industry is composed of manufacturers who develop spacecraft and military and commercial aircraft, tanks, missiles, and other weapon related equipment. Since the first powered flight in 1903, the Aerospace Industry has grown drastically. To date, the Aerospace Industry in the U.S. accounted for nearly $909 billion in sales. Top companies include Boeing, Airbus, and United Technologies.

What are common job types in the Aerospace industry?

Project/Program Manager - Project/Program Managers oversee engineering and technical design of aerospace engineering projects, such as airplane or rocket components. They manage communication and coordination among different types of engineers working on a project, and supervise project schedules, budgets, and communications with stakeholders.

Engineer - Engineers design spacecraft, aircraft, missiles and weapons systems. They develop new technologies for use in spacecraft, aviation and defense systems, and design, assemble and test aircraft and aerospace products.

Business Development Manager - Business Development Managers are responsible for helping grow businesses by finding new opportunities, researching leads, establishing relationships with potential clients and arranging appointments for sales executives.

Field Service - Field Service roles provide direction and assistance to meet assigned objectives. They work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Maintenance Technician - Maintenance Technicians are held responsible for the safety of the crew and passengers as well as the success of each flight. Duties typically include: replacing and repairing of aircraft parts, and diagnosis and repair of mechanical and electrical problems.

Contract Administrator - Contract Administrators develop, negotiate and evaluate company contracts on behalf of an organization. They are charged with ensuring that both parties are complicit with the terms of the contract, as well as ensuring that all contracts abide by local and federal laws.

Technical Sales - Technical Sales roles are often the key point of contact for clients, answering queries, providing technical advice and demonstrating how to use new products and/or services. They provide pre-sales and post-sales support, negotiate contracts, terms and conditions, and review cost and sales performance.

Test Technician - Test Technicians conduct tests on products and equipment. They then record data from those tests and give that data to the product and engineering teams.

Electrician - Electricians install and repair electrical wiring in an aircraft, including cutting and stripping wire and insulating electrical connections. They also service the electrical components. In addition, Electricians run tests on equipment to locate issues and install needed replacement parts.

What are the highest paying Aerospace jobs?

Engineers on average earn the highest salary in the Aerospace Industry, making about $115K per year, depending on location. Operation Technicians earn on average $67K per year.

What Aerospace jobs are in demand?

Equipment Mechanics and Technicians are in high demand in the Aerospace Industry, and will see the most growth over other occupations, with a gain of 5%. The growth is dependent on the replacement of workers leaving the occupation. Most non-engineering Aerospace Industry positions will average faster than average growth between 2019 and 2029.

Why should one start a career in the Aerospace industry?

Since 1991, more than 3,000 of Orion's Junior Military Officers and Military Technicians have been hired into various roles within the Aerospace Industry. Veterans possess the world-class electrical, mechanical, and electronic skills necessary for the industry. In addition to being well trained in the technical aspects necessary to succeed as a Sales, Product, or Developmental Engineer, veterans are also able to meet the demands of complex programs and projects that the Aerospace Industry requires.

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Tool Maker
Company: Orion Talent Opportunity
Position ID: # EB-3282995749
Date Posted: 3/3/2023 2:36:31 PM
Location: Beverly, MA
Industry: Aerospace
Salary: $36 - $38
Product Engineer
Position ID: # EB-7341529824
Date Posted: 2/14/2023 10:39:08 AM
Location: Creston, IA
Industry: Aerospace
Salary: $70,000 - $95,000

Job Description

Position Details:
• Title: Product Engineer
• Location: Creston, IA
• Shift: Monday-Friday, First Shift
• Travel: 5%
• Compensation: $70k -$95k, Relocation package
o Bonuses/Additional Compensation:
• Benefits: Comprehensive benefits including: medical, dental and vision insurance, Basic Life and AD&D, 401(k), HSA, profit sharing, Short-term disability, Long-term disability, PRO Employee Assistance program
• Vaccine Requirement: None

Position Description:

• Performs a variety of engineering assignments in development and production support of Magnesium and Aluminum aerospace sand castings.
• Implements production/processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost-efficient manner.
• Investigates and resolves work-in-process problems. Recommends and implements improvements and/or modifications in sequence of operations and related matters.
• Monitors assigned operations to assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards.
• Design gating, riser and chilling system for aluminum and magnesium aerospace castings to ensure compliance with all customers’ specifications
• In conjunction with tooling engineer, manufacturing and pattern shop personnel, determine the optimum tool design for the manufacturing processes
• Design and determine development samples and trial castings or programs, process and review through all manufacturing, inspection and dimensional departments
• Interpret inspection results, investigate nonconforming castings and institute corrective action, sample and confirm corrective measures, document and amend process procedures


• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering required or technical degree and experience equivalent to degree will be considered
• Foundry Engineering experience preferred

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Engine Shop Mechanic / Supervisor
Position ID: # EB-5893511603
Date Posted: 2/9/2023 11:40:02 AM
Location: Stockton, CA
Industry: Aerospace
Salary: $33 - $40

Job Description

Position Details:
• Title: Engine Shop Mechanic / Engine Shop Supervisor
• Location: Stockton, CA
• Schedule: 1st shift (5a – 3:30p Mon-Thur); overtime available on Fridays
• Compensation: Supervisor: ~$37/hr - $40/hr; Mechanic: ~$33/hr - $37/hr
o Bonuses/Additional Compensation: Overtime is paid at 1.5X after 40 hours.
• Benefits: Company offers an industry-standard benefits package with comprehensive medical / dental / vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401k (up to 4% employer matched), paid time off, etc.
• Vaccine Requirement: None

Position Description: In this role you will perform complete teardown of aircraft turbine engines for repair and overhaul. You will be required to be skillful in removal, testing, repairing or replacement of components as required through an inspection conducted by technical guidelines. Work is performed with minimal supervision. AS a Supervisor, you would direct activities of a small team of Mechanics. Some specific responsibilities include:
• Disassembly, complete internal documentation for high-level teardown findings
• Assembly of turbine engines, components, and accessories
• Read, understand and interpret maintenance manuals, illustrated parts catalogs, service bulletins and follow technical data to carry out tasks
• Provide support to production and other departments as may be requested
• Able to handle build-up and tear-down assignments
• Communicate effectively to team members
• Detail oriented, able to stay on task, and self-motivated
• Be compliant with safety procedures and policies
In order to be successful in this role, you should have experience with the overhaul, maintenance and/or repair of turbine engines (ideally aircraft).

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Technician II & III Electronics
Position ID: # EB-2035740378
Date Posted: 1/5/2023 9:27:50 AM
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Industry: Aerospace
Salary: $26 - $35

Job Description

Orion Talent is helping a client hire a Technician ll Electronics in Lynwood, WA
The Technician II Electronics works under close direction/supervision and is responsible to test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify production of electronic or mechanical products, parts, equipment and systems, such as computer equipment, instrumentation, digital / analog, electronic products, test equipment, electro-mechanical products, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, and electronic testing.
Essential Functions:
• Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematic drawings; Use manufacturing and engineering instructions for testing assembled electronic or mechanical units, applying knowledge of electronic or mechanical theory and components
• Create non-conformance reports including detailed description of testing performed, resulting failure and initial root cause investigation results Perform all testing operations within assigned functional area
• Interpret and work in accordance with work orders, drawings and schematics, functional and acceptance test procedures, failure reports, manuals and all other applicable engineering and production specifications
• Calibrate or otherwise adjust assigned units by such means as component selection, potentiometer adjustment, clocking or other positioning, shimming, tension or coil adjustments, bearing and gear adjustments, as appropriate for specific unit; Make required mathematical calculations for voltage, resistance, current, impedance, amplification, flow rate and mass, mechanical dimensions and adjustments
• Perform automated testing and performance testing using a variety of automated testing equipment and special test console to simulate in-service specifications, including but not limited to: vibe, burn in, thermal cycle and flying probe & ICT
• Perform manual testing involving setup, adjustment, operation and interpretation of results from standard and special purpose test equipment, applicable to assigned product area, such as differential and multi-meters, signal generators, power supplies, bridges, oscilloscopes, altitude chamber, flow meter and hi-pot
• Test units in other programs not normally worked on and units of greater complexity under close supervision
• Practice safe work habits as established by OSHA and Company policy
• Supports Company Business System (CBS) initiatives including 5S, KPI’s, Standard Work, Problem Solving, and other initiatives as they arise
• Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment
• Flexible and willing to work overtime when necessary
• Any other task assigned by supervisor or management
Non-Essential Functions:
Support customer visits
Support internal and external audits
Perform minimal work under a microscope or soldering .
• Experience: 1-3 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent educational experience
• Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of methods and procedure in troubleshooting, circuitry or mechanical characteristics as related to area of assignment and ability to devise and adapt; Familiarity with product flow through a manufacturing or repair environment; Working knowledge of computer systems
• Skills: Good oral expression and comprehension (communicate through speech so others will understand and listen to and understand information and ideas presented through speech); Good written expression and comprehension (communicate in English through writing so others will understand and read and understand information and ideas presented in English through writing)
• Abilities: Ability to learn new test software and equipment and to identify abnormal conditions in equipment and product; Manual and finger dexterity (ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects); Ability to make precisely coordinated movements; Ability to work in multiple software systems, including time enter, data enter, on-line training PDM and MRP systems
• Education/Certification: AA degree in Electronic or Mechanical Technology, or equivalent knowledge through experience or other recognized educational institution
Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
• Knowledge of practical application of engineering electronics, science, and technology including applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
• Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
Working Conditions:
Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment
Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE
May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes
May require occasional travel to support customer
Standing: 20% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task Sitting: 80% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task Lifting (in pounds): up to 35 pounds
Pushing (in pounds): up to 100 pounds
Mental/Visual: use of microscope and computer
Workspace: clean bench
Company Description:
We are over 2000 employees, working together in multiple locations worldwide to give manufacturers and airlines one integrated source for sensing, power, braking, electronics and more. We deliver innovative design and manufacturing engineering capabilities for rugged commercial aviation, defense and space applications.
Great culture, competitive benefit package, room for growth.

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