Spirit AeroSystems Overhead Crane Operator in >Wichita, Kansas

Overhead Crane Operator




Wichita, Kansas



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Job Summary

About Us

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.

The Role

Perform a wide variety of material support activities that assure the timely delivery of high quality products to the customer. Performed tasks such as product conveyance and multi-tasking, operation of material handling equipment, material support machinery, and clerical or record keeping activities involving material flow of all goods and parts.

  • Overhead cab operating bridge crane

  • Hook tending and signaling movement of materials

  • Perform all tasks involved in receiving, location, issue, kit, preparation and movement of materials (raw materials, tools/tooling, parts, drawings, equipment/support equipment supplies, surplus property and hazardous materials to facilitate the production process or other support functions including Inventory Record Accuracy

  • Perform a variety of activities including, using power or hand operated tools and equipment, checking hardware and tools for visible damage, routing broken, worn, or obsolete hardware and tools to proper authority for disposition, opening containers and identifying weight and count of contents and verifying quality of incoming hardware. Additionally, operate any and all types of information systems required to perform assigned task

  • Utilize proper equipment and devices to assure parts, equipment, structures, etc. are appropriately protected. Load and unload air cargo as required

  • Check condition of the material handling and associated equipment or devices before and after operation.

  • Report major malfunctioning and unsafe equipment.

  • Verify part numbers, part count and similar information of in-process material.

  • Effectively communicate with management staff, other support functions, other employees, vendors and outside shipping personnel

  • Train other employees in same job classification as requested or required

Key Accountabilities

Level A

  • Safely and efficiently operate cab-controlled overhead traveling crane by use of radio or mobile boom-type crane and position aircraft, assemblies, other goods and materials.

  • Assures the safe operation of equipment including selecting, securing and adjusting equipment and lifting aids. Operate and control large assembly moving equipment. Perform railcar brakeman and coordination responsibilities. Perform hook tender responsibilities.

  • Plan and arrange for vehicles and cranes to be taken out of use for servicing and maintenance and prepare work orders authorizing such work. Maintain logs and records.

  • Dispatch, receive and coordinate requests for transportation, maintenance and other miscellaneous functions

  • Maintain constant communications with the scene, emergency vehicles, and individuals during an emergency.

  • Operate JIB cranes to move position, and align parts, equipment, tools and material. Facilitate and move parts, goods and structures including assembled aircraft throughout and between facilities

  • May perform any duties associated with Level B

Skills & Experience

Required Skills

  • All applicants must be willing and able to work any shift, including alternative work weeks. The majority of new hires will be hired on 2nd shift.

  • Candidates must pass the Work Keys Assessment (www.workkeys.com)


Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.