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Production Technician I

Starting Pay Range: $16.00 - $20.00 per hour

AIDT is seeking applicants for a pre-employment training program for Production Technicians for RUAG Space USA, Inc. RUAG, one of Europe's leading suppliers of products for the space industry, will produce carbon-fiber components at its facility in Decatur, Alabama.

Job Description:

Perform tasks required to manufacture Aerospace flight hardware components.

Job Duties:

  • Perform composite sandwich structures preparation tasks, such as carbon and glass fiber cutting, shaping, and installation onto molds; operate powered machine tools as required.
  • Perform manufacturing tasks required to prepare, transport, install, and certify ordnance components and separation systems.
  • Perform painting of flight products, tooling, and furnishings, and operate sealed paint booths.
  • Perform installation of electrical harnesses, instrumentation, doors, ductwork, and other sub-assemblies and components.
  • Prepare, package, and transport aerospace products, sub-assemblies, and components within the factory and to the customer.
  • Integrate thermal shelter and acoustic protection panels.
  • Review engineering drawings and specifications as required to assemble and test aerospace components.
  • Receive, unpack, prepare, and stage hardware components for manufacturing.
  • Generate continuous improvement suggestions and implement improved processes.
  • Perform chemical coating, adhesive preparation and application, and finishing of aerospace hardware.
  • Install, maintain, clean, service, and certify production and test tooling.
  • Use precision measuring equipment and tooling during the manufacturing process.
  • Read and perform computer-based manufacturing procedures, and provide computer entries that document manufacturing processes.
  • Operate powered vehicles and hand trucks such as forklifts, carts, mobile platforms.
  • Operate cranes and large doors as required to move hardware and tooling.
  • Identify hardware non-conformances and perform disposition tasks.

Education/Work Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED (education will be verified)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Assembly / Integration background preferred
  • Previous composite and/or lightweight construction experience preferred


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life, company-paid Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with a 4% match
  • Paid time off: 10 vacation days, 5 sick days, 16 company-paid days off

To Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the "Apply" button below.

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