Parts Straightener

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

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes has an exciting opportunity for Parts Straighteners to join our teams located in Auburn, Washington!

The Parts Straightener position sets up, operates and adjusts a variety of mechanical and hydraulic controlled straightening presses, or use manual hand tools to form, straighten and flatten high quality close tolerance parts and materials, as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain work package from ready to work rack, as delivered to work station, or assigned by team leader, supervisor, or run previously set-up job by reviewing tie-in from prior operator.
  • Review Work Order (W/O) and Production Order number (P/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, as required.
  • Check machine set-up and/or parts completed by previous operator to determine progress on a job per prior shift tie-in and ensure safe working conditions, as required. Select machine accessories and holding devises (e.g., ram heads, riser stands, blocks, clamps, shims). Verify that apparatus is in good condition. Identify shop aids and/or holding fixtures to be used, as required.
  • Attach machine accessories, tools, fixtures, and shop aids using bolts, wrenches and clamps.
  • Move parts/material to the work area using overhead cranes, electric stackers, pallet jacks, as required. Ensure spreader bar is safely attached for long parts/material. Ask for assistance from co-workers as needed.
  • Insert or load material to be formed/straightened, using a hydraulic press, arbor hand press, or manual tools. Check pressure gauge/travel indicator and make adjustments, as required.
  • Check parts to ensure that forming/straightening operations are completed within tolerances per drawing and BAC specifications, use check fixture, or contour template, as required.
  • Clean and/or deburr parts, using appropriate tools (e.g. hand file, dotco, and/or denatured alcohol, pneumatic hand tools) before or after forming/straightening operation, as required.
  • Contact supervisor/team leader, or Subject Matter Expert (SME) with questions, when assistance is needed or when any problem arises.
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous material in approved manner (e.g., solvents, rags).
  • Round out ends or remove surface blemishes (e.g., scratches, gouges, nicks, dents), using shop aid blocks, hammers, sandpaper, scotchbrite, as required.
  • Maintain personal and tool certifications, 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.

The 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):

  • Currently able to speak, read and write fluent English.
  • Capable of lifting, pushing and pulling up to 35 pounds.
  • Windows 10 and Microsoft Office knowledge.
  • Apply mathematical calculations.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics, and specifications.

Typical Education:

High school graduate 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 to Transfer (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool.

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.

Hourly Base Pay:

$20.00 – $43.74

Applications for this position will be accepted until April 11, 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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