LMI Aerospace Production Operator - 2nd shift in Cuba, Missouri

Under general direction, the Production Operator position is responsible for setting up and operating machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders to machine metallic and non-metallic pieces. Other tasks associated with this position include trimming, drilling, routing, line-up, assembly, and other duties as assigned. In all actions, supports LMI’s Quality Policy, Mission Statement and other LMI policies and procedures by supporting our commitment to total customer satisfaction, quality products and services, lean processes, continuous improvement, on-time delivery, safety, teaming, individual accountability and respect for people.

  • Performs a variety of work center production tasks, which may include operating large forming machines, mills, presses, power hand tools, and other metal forming equipment and tools

  • Set-up and break down production tasks including assembling all tools and production aids.

  • Use gauges, scale, calipers, and other measuring equipment to check part quality.

  • Complete and follow work order, set-up cards and other instructions for work processes promptly and accurately. Use JIT (Just in Time) and other continuous improvement tools to implement process changes for throughput improvements.

  • Perform routine equipment and tool maintenance and follow all procedures for cleanliness and work center organization and orderliness.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge within the aerospace industry helpful.

  • Ability to interpret documents such as work instructions and work orders.

  • Strong mathematical aptitude in addition, subtraction, division of units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Must also have knowledge of computing rates, ratios, and percentages.

  • Oral and written communication skills required

  • Experience in using air tools, stretch presses, and A-12 Hufford machinery helpful

In order to comply with U.S. government regulations applicable to this position, all applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or a “protected individual”, as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Special Requirement:

Ability to work overtime as needed


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must able to stand for extended periods of time. Periods of kneeling, and/or stooping may occur. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Close, distance, and peripheral vision required to determine depth perception. Exposure to frequently moving mechanical parts and vibration. Exposure to extreme heat (during the spring/summer months), cold (during the fall/winter months), wet and/or humid conditions. Fumes and/or airborne particles along with noise levels that may be very loud.

LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company’s online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI‘s Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.

LMI is an E-Verify Employer.

LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

Who we are

LMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ more than 1,800 engineering, manufacturing and testing experts in 22 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.