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Spirit AeroSystems Assembly Specialist- First Level Manager in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Relocation services can be provided to those who qualify

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead team in developing solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Lead a team of represented employees in the fabrication and assembly of complex aerostructures, to meet production requirements and customer acceptance.

  • Ensures the manufacture of completed units by overseeing activities such as assembly of components into subassemblies; mating or joining of structural assemblies (metallic and nonmetallic); installation of systems (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic) that are fastened with screws, bolts, rivets, solder, crimping or swaging, connectors, or adhesives; and testing with mechanical, electrical, and electronic test equipment.

  • Interfaces with engineering, management, suppliers, and customers to meet product requirements and customer acceptance.



  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience in a leadership role

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Aerospace

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a leadership/management role

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience working with multiple cross functional groups (Quality, Assembly, Procurement, Supply Chain, Machining, etc.)

  • Experience developing and managing a statement of work on time and within budget

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience using SAP

  • Ability to work any shift, including alternative work weeks

  • Experience working in a union environment with collective bargaining agreements

  • Experience monitoring cost

  • Experience managing projects

  • Experience with strategic planning

  • Experience working with new product introduction (NPI)

    Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.