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Structures Technician

Structures Technician

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace is looking for a Structures Technician for it's Orlando, FL location. The Structures Technician will work with missile drawings to assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of space vehicles or missiles such as frames, bulkheads and skins and assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of equipment racks using tools such as shears, rivet gun, drills and other specific tools.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

  • The successful candidate will perform highly complex duties requiring an extensive and/or specialized level of knowledge to perform processes and procedures.  The selected candidate should have a highly developed level of expertise through a combination of job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience.
  • The selected candidate should be able to exercise judgment based on previous experience to identify and solve problems that arise with little or no precedent. May suggest improvements to existing processes.

Regular duties and responsibilities include:

  • Layout, fabricate, assemble, mate, install, check or troubleshoot and repair production and prototype missile/aircraft structures, parts and mechanical assemblies
  • Read and interpret information from mechanical/structural, planning, process specifications, diagrams, engineering drawings and other instructions to determine the methods and sequence of operations to layout, assemble, and install precision parts and assemblies
  • Layout coordinated hole patterns, cutouts, trim lines, mating points, assembly and installation locations using precision measuring instruments and equipment
  • Assemble and mate missile parts and assemblies
  • Attach structural parts and assemblies using riveting and hand and power tools, hand trim and finish
  • Drill, route, ream, countersink, spot-face and counter bore parts
  • Modify or rebuild parts to mold line or configuration changes
  • Modify missile structure, installation and mechanical systems in accordance with engineering requirements
  • Assemble prefabricated parts into assemblies and mate major sections of missile assemblies
  • Incorporate major engineering changes and modifications
  • Present a clean and neat work area to customers
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work overtime as required to ensure project goals are met
  • Works under minimal supervision with work being completed autonomously within established procedures and practices and/or work may be completed without established procedures. May orient, train and check the work of lower level employees. May act as a lead coordinating the work of others.


  • Heavy structural experience in the aviation and/or missile assembly industry preferred.
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience with various types of missile/aircraft, maintenance and inspections
  • Requires working knowledge of rigging and installation of operating mechanisms structures, assemblies and parts, related systems and equipment, and assembly shop practices
  • Requires excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with multiple departments (Engineering, Manufacturing, Production Control, etc)
  • Planning and organizational skills necessary


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