Developmental/Test Mechanic

Website Boeing

Developmental/Test Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Developmental/Test Mechanic
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Company Boeing

Company Profile

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space, and security systems, and global services.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Developmental/Test Mechanic who will work with and assist engineering, experimental, and test groups to develop parts, production methods, and procedures.

Assist in layout, development, fabricating, and assembling complex compound and variable angled structural and mechanical parts for spares, experimental, and test projects.

Education Level

  • May require a High School Diploma
  • Must be a minimum of at least 18 years of age

Work Experience

  • 1+ years of experience reading and working from blueprints, sketches, and plans
  • 1+ years of experience using hand tools or hand-held power tools
  • 1+ years of experience using precision measuring tools and equipment such as micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, etc.
  • 1+ year of experience with any of the following: power-feed drilling, hand drilling, drill equipment, drill bits, cutters, cutter design, drill bushings, or drill nosepieces
  • 1+ year of experience with sheet metal assemblies, drilling, countersinking, riveting, and fastener installation
  • 5+ years of experience in Aircraft Maintenance/Aircraft Structural Repair
  • 5+ years of experience in Aircraft Structural Repair processes and techniques


  • Bag, label, and route hazardous material for disposal
  • Construct hydraulic, low/high pressure, and steam plumbing to operate test equipment
  • Construct, assemble, or disassemble any necessary test structures, parts, and shop aids required to perform a test function utilizing various shop equipment, (e.g., drill press, shear, break form, band saw)
  • Control and monitor systems using computer programs and periodic onsite observations. Prepare wind tunnel and nozzle test cells by performing balance pull tests, and installing parts/models and associated apparatus to assist engineering in obtaining test data
  • Develop methods for pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical tests, when procedures have not been established
  • Employees may travel to out-plant locations to perform testing
  • Employees will fabricate and assemble instrumentation probes for engineering projects and testing
  • Employees will fabricate, install, maintain, and repair hydraulic systems, hardware, and equipment
  • Employees will have exposure to moving parts and machinery, tight places, heights, high voltage electricity, high-pressure air, steam, hydraulics, and explosive ordinance
  • Employees will receive personal safety gear for face/eye, respiration, ears and feet
  • Employees will weld thermocouples and install and test for proper operation, as required
  • Fill and drain aircraft fuel tanks to measure trapped residual fuel using instrumentation (e.g., flow meters) and mathematical calculations
  • Flare, cut, and silver solder tubing
  • Hook up auxiliary support equipment (e.g., hoses, lines, thermocouples, pumps)
  • Layout, drill, and ream close tolerance holes, as required
  • Lockout, tagout, and tryout systems for safety before performing tests, as required
  • May require working in confined spaces, wet fuel cells, or on live aircraft, inclement weather, adverse conditions at remote locations with minimum support
  • Operate and maintain high and low pressure/volume compressors and methyl chlorine chillers
  • Operate pendant cranes and mechanical lifts to facilitate movement, installation, removal, and maintenance of test equipment, modules, parts, and assemblies
  • Operate pump equipment, and explosive vapor tester and enter the wet fuel cell tanks, as required, to execute tests
  • Perform flammability tests on airplane parts (e.g., seats, wastebaskets, ducting, and firewalls) per FAA and engineering standards
  • Perform required rigging, as required
  • Perform service and maintenance on test structures, equipment, and components (e.g., hydraulic systems, pumps, and other support equipment)
  • Provide support to engineers and work with technicians in the sequencing of work operations, troubleshooting, and problem resolution
  • Review any sketches, drawings, and specifications to aid in accomplishing the job
  • Select and use proper hand and power tools (e.g., screwdrivers, pliers, cutters, rivet guns, drills) needed to perform a given operation. Use precision measurement tools (e.g., micrometer, calipers) to measure dimensions per drawing, sketches, and engineer requirements
  • Use sealant in fuel cells and other assemblies to be tested. Assemble, disassemble, rebuild, and test hydraulic pumps, actuators, and accumulators, valves, and hose assemblies


Preferred Qualifications-

  • 3+ years of experience in aerospace materials and structures used on commercial or military aircraft
  • 3+ years of experience in aircraft structures manufacturing processes
  • 3+ years of experience testing and diagnosing hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical components, and test equipment
  • 3+ years of experience with aircraft fuselage or wing structure assembly, maintenance, or repair
  • 3+ years of experience with structural repairs in the field and a manufacturing environment

Other Requirements

  • This position must meet export control compliance requirements. A “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required to meet export control compliance requirements. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.


  • The benefit programs include health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and several programs that provide paid and unpaid time away from work.

Employer’s Statement

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All the 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.

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