United Technologies Corporation Apprentice Assembler in Foley, Alabama

Job ID: 50764BR

City: Foley

State: Alabama

Country: United States

Category: Operations

Job Type:


Every second, a plane takes off with UTC Aerospace Systems equipment onboard. UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) designs, manufactures and integrates nacelles, thrust reversers, pylons and flight control surfaces for commercial and military aircraft. The Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) facility in Foley, Alabama, performs final assembly of Thrust Reversers, Pylons, Inlet Cowls, Fan Cowls, Exhaust Nozzles, Wire Harnesses and performs Engine Build Up. Our facility is one of Industry Week magazine’s 2016 Best Plants in North America! We are currently expanding our facility and seeking employees who are excited to be a part of our team! Apply today!

Apprentice Assemblers assemble and manufacture aircraft parts to meet engineering, customer and regulatory requirements. You will perform routine and repetitive assembly operations and processes for assembly and fabrication of structural aircraft parts within the allotted tact time to meet customer demands while working in a team environment. As an Apprentice Assembler, you will be contributing to the final assembly of these parts for our customers, thus helping UTC Aerospace Systems to maintain its standing as one of the largest global suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products.

In this role you will:

  • Read and follow detailed work instructions and blueprints

  • Drill holes in various metal and composite components

  • Install fasteners in the assembly of components

  • Mix, apply and cure seal

  • Conduct self-inspection and audit of your completed work

  • Clean and perform routine maintenance to your work station


Basic Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age or older.

  • Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons.

  • Minimum experiential requirement includes at least ONE of the following:

  • Sheet metal fabrication & assembly work experience (preferably in aviation assembly) - 6 months minimum

  • Extensive automotive repair work experience such as the overhaul of engines and transmissions - 1 year minimum

  • Residential/commercial framing or finish carpentry or HVAC installation work experience – 1 year minimum

  • Successful completion in an Aviation/Aerospace trade school or community college program. The program must include hands on experience with close tolerance, cutting, trimming, fitting and fastening.

  • Read, write, speak and understand work instructions both verbal and written, perform basic math calculations and conduct self-inspection / audit.

  • Ability to work varying shifts, including but not limited to nights, weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, and overtime as required.

Working Environment Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain focus regarding safety, quality and productivity.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, co-workers, customers, and others in a team environment displaying mutual trust and respect.

  • Ability to be regular and predictable in attendance.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, stand, kneel for 8+ hours per day and lift 35+ pounds repetitively with or without accommodation and meet other physical requirements based on a medical screening following post offer.

  • Ability to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): safety glasses with side shields, hearing protection, and other PPE as needed for 8+ hours per day.

  • Ability to work with chemicals.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and comply with policies, applicable regulatory, safety and company rules and requirements, operating instructions, procedures and governmental regulations.

  • Demonstrate time, priority and stress management skills in a fast paced environment meeting deadlines while maintaining a customer-oriented demeanor.

  • Self-directed & action oriented with the ability to work with minimal supervision and resolve most questions and problems.

  • Willing to relocate to Foley, Alabama: no relocation or interview travel reimbursement available.

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.