Summary: To perform complex assembly and/or installation operations involving fitting and adjusting parts and assemblies of major production sub assemblies* or complete minor assemblies**, to checkout minor assembly tools; and/or to perform the more difficult types of riveting. To perform this function in accordance with the following duties: Responsibilities: Works from blueprints, tool write-ups, lofts, sketches, verbal information, etc. to perform assigned duties. Performs assembly of a major production subassembly* and operations of similar complexity where the work involves assembly or installation without the aid of tools, or the existing tools do not locate all parts and assemblies and the specifications necessitate fitting and adjusting of parts or details, coordinating of location of many details and similar duties. Determines location, position, accuracy of fit, conformity to contour, etc., of parts and assemblies by comparison with blueprints and/or lofts. Reams holes where no tool is provided, or where extremely close tolerances must be held. Fairs outer surfaces where the contour of the work surface is formed into compound angles and reverse curves by working the frames or sunken areas into smooth contour and correct position. Performs the more difficult types of riveting operations including riveting in areas where accessibility is very difficult. Suggests and uses special types of bucking bars and/or riveting tools as required to accomplish assigned tasks. Adjusts and operates Drivematic, Erco, and similar riveting machines. Makes repairs, replacements and alterations in accordance with engineering and/or Quality Control requirements on work performed by self or other employees when such operations entail work as specified above. Prepares surface areas for the application of adhesive and/or sealing compounds by wiping clean with solvent. Applies primer and adhesive to surface, installs parts and material, and assures proper fit. Seals parts by applying proper sealant, lays parts together and uses clamps, screws and fasteners as required. Visually checks parts to assure proper application of sealant. Performs initial assembly of parts in minor assembly tools to ascertain location, fit, clearance, etc., of parts in tool and to prove the method and sequence of work operations. Uses check tools, fixtures, inspection gauges, and precision measuring devices to acquire product acceptance data. Enters such data into the Improved Inspection System (IIS).
Middle River Aerostructure System is a world-leading manufacturer of thrust reverser (the braking system on a jet engine), engine nacele components and specialized aerostructures. It supplies and supports these products for engine makers, airplane manufacturers and aircraft operators. Located on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MRAS has a 1.7 million sq. ft. facility situated on 180 acres-where the company and its predecessors have designed, built and equipped civil and military aircraft for 90+ years.