Manufacturing Helper

Posted on March 25, 2024
IAM 751
 - $ 
 per hour
Auburn, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

The Boeing Company is looking for Manufacturing Helpers to join our team supporting Boeing Commercial Airplanes based out of Auburn, WA.

Employees in this position assist/work with a variety of job titles (e.g., spray painters, sanders, tank tenders) in the preparation of production parts (e.g., masking, sanding, part marking), rack/unrack parts before/after processes (e.g., plating, anodizing, degreasing). Employment in this position also requires handling, standing, twisting at the waist, walking, lifting and carrying less than 10 pounds, rotation of head/neck, finger manipulation, flexion/extension, contact with metals, exposure to noise and atmospheric conditions, and the use of personal safety gear for face/eye and feet.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Visually sweep area to determine what needs to be done or obtain job assignment from lead.
  • Review Work Order (WO) and drawings to determine work to be accomplished, as required.
  • Obtain and examine manufacturing enhanced drawings (MED), drawings, tools, and Boeing specification (BAC) using on line computing equipment (e.g., part verification system), as required.
  • Remove parts off of load bar and place on table to be worked, as required.
  • Remove Mylar from parts and prepare surface to be part marked or painted, as required.
  • Use squares and scales to measure parts for correct location for part marking, as required.
  • Apply finish prior to part marking to seal information on production parts, as required.
  • Load detail parts on conveyor belt, so they can be part marked and counted by video jet machine, as required.
  • Operate/maintain video jet marking machine (e.g., check fluids, clean heads), as required.
  • Work with area lead, inspection, spray painters, planning and engineering to confirm masking area on detail parts, as required.
  • Apply a variety of masking tapes (e.g., plastic, paper, protex, aluminum) to parts to protect finish, as required.
  • Assist spray painters/sanders in the loading/unloading of tables, for preparation of parts (e.g., masking, sanding,) and turning parts over between operations, as required.
  • Assist tank tenders in anodizing process (e.g., loading/unloading of detail parts) on/off load bar, as required.
  • Plug threaded holes on detail parts with plastic caps to prevent paint from damaging area, using hand tools (e.g., t-pin, needle nose pliers), as required.
  • Perform rework, (e.g., pick ups, rejection tags) or other authorized instructions, as required.
  • Check work after completion of each operation.
  • Sell in process or completed operation to inspector, as required.
  • Count/load and protective wrap finished production parts to be shipped to next operation, as required.
  • Load/store completed job into DCAC MRM system, using on-line computing equipment, as required.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

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 using basic math (e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Physical ability to stand for duration of a shift; able to lift, carry, move and manipulate a large volume and variety of parts
  • Basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Willing and able to work overtime if needed
  • Experience working with precision measuring tools
  • Experience with reading and interpreting drawings, specifications, material processes, schematic and diagrams
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings and specifications (e.g., blueprint/schematic reading, specification, change, design)

Typical Education:

High school diploma or GED preferred.


This position is located in a location that does not offer relocation.  Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.


This position is for 2nd shift.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Other Relevant Information & Requirements:

  • This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.
  • 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

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent.  Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.


The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.


The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.


Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

  • ​Summary pay range: $ 16.00 – $38.82

Applications for this position will be accepted until 04/26/2024


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

About the employer: Boeing

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

About your union: IAM 751

Serving the State of Washington, District 751’s Main Headquarters is considered a full service District. Representing members in over 40 collective bargaining agreements ranging from The Boeing Company to the men and women working in various trades throughout the Aerospace and other industries. The Main Union Hall has various departments to service over 33,000 members state wide.

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