The Boeing Company Shot Peening Operator A in Auburn, Washington

Operators in this position set up, operate and adjust shot peen equipment to form detail parts, wing skins, and webs to various contours, straighten and flatten high quality, close tolerance aircraft parts and materials. Employment in this position also requires standing, twisting and bending at the waist, walking, handling, lifting less than 10 pounds, reaching, rotation of head/neck, contact with metals, exposure to noise and atmospheric conditions, and the use of personal safety gear for face/eye, hand/arm, ears and feet.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work assigned by shop load, area lead or supervisor based on priority requirements.

  • Review Work Order (W/O) to determine requirements of work to be performed.

  • Ensure that the correct type and quantity of parts/material were issued and that prior operations are complete.

  • Obtain and review appropriate drawings, Boeing (BAC) specifications and any other necessary documents to perform the job.

  • Use on-line information systems (e.g., Bold/Web).

  • Obtain, set up and run Almen strip at beginning of a part run or each shift to check/verify proper intensity of peening process, as required.

  • Select part (e.g., wing skin) from over head load bar rail system, by entering number (e.g., 1, 2, 5) using key pad and move work to automated spanwise/chordal machine area.

  • Retrieve and down load numerical control (N.C.) programs to machine controller using computing equipment.

  • Select appropriate menu item (e.g., part number, process number) and initiate cycle to run automated peening operations.

  • Adjust machine setting (e.g., speeds and feeds) to correct peening problems on program and make minor adjustments, as required.

  • Monitor machine during operation for unusual vibration or sounds, watch machine gauges and displays for read out warnings.

  • Visually check machine for smooth operation.

  • Work with crane operator to load part (e.g., wing skin) onto check fixture, line up part to index points using pry bar, as required.

  • Check part configuration to check fixture using 15lbs. shot bags, as required.

  • Adjust improper contour/fit using manual portable shot peen blaster, per (BAC) specifications.

  • Check part key features for contour and proper dimensions using depth/taper gauge, as required.

  • Check part for flatness on slab using straight edge and taper gauge removing bow out, using portable shot peen machine, per (BAC) specifications, as required.

  • Prepare detail parts for manual/automated compression shot peen.

  • Clean, mask and plug areas that must be protected from shot.

  • Load detail parts into shot peen chamber/cabinet for manual compression peening, per drawing, W/O and (BAC) specifications, as required.

  • Check work after completion of each operation and/or job to ensure parts are complete per drawing, W/O and (BAC) specifications.

  • Use precision measuring instruments necessary to verify part is within specifications, as required.

  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials (e.g., solvents) in approved manner.

  • Maintain personal and tool certifications, as required.

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Current Boeing employees working in Puget Sound and Portland must submit an Employee Request Transfer (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool. Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will not be considered. This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement. High school graduate or GED preferred.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Experience in operating shot peen equipment to cold work aluminum or steel.

  • Must have at least 1 year of experience operating automated/manual shot peen equipment.

  • Experience reading and interpreting assembly instructions or drawings.

  • Experience using a computer such as internet navigation, email, Microsoft Office and/or other specialized computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience using precision measuring tools.

Job Aircraft Manufacturing

Organization: Fab Manufacturing & Safety

Title: Shot Peening Operator A

Location: Washington-Puyallup

Other Locations: United States-Washington-Auburn

Requisition ID: 1800050839