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Careers & Job Openings

Kencoa Aerospace is an advanced aerospace manufacturer of precision machined components, sheetmetal fabrications, and complex assemblies for commercial, military, and business jets world wide. Our location in Eastman GA (2 hours south of Atlanta and 45 minutes from Warner Robins Air Force Base) is a Tier 1 supplier for Boeing Defense, Boeing Commercial, Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream, and more. Kencoa prides itself on hiring highly motivated and skilled individuals who have a wide range of experience within the Aerospace industry.

Qualified applicants should send email with resume & cover letter to: Job@KencoaAerospace.com 

DO NOT APPLY IN PERSON – DO NOT PHONE CALL TO INQUIRE.

All applicants must provide proof of citizenship and submit to a criminal background check and random drug screening.

Kencoa Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  PROJECT MANAGER  
Reports To: Procurement Manager                        
Classification: Hourly                                           
Department:  Procurement                                                     
Pay Scale:  $20 – $30 /hr.

 JOB SUMMARY

The Project Manager is responsible for the new product introduction life cycle, from quoting to the completion of the first article.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Review solicitation of work by studying blueprints, models, clauses, and technical specifications that are provided by the customer
  • Respond to solicitation of work by analyzing capability
  • Perform risk assessment
  • Generate / solicit quote requests for material and subcontract operations
  • Complete and submit cost estimates using Kencoa ERP system or customer provided tool
  • Review long term contracts for accuracy and capability
  • Develop process plans to manufacture new product
  • Initiate the induction of new suppliers as required
  • Schedule and monitor first article production, and ensure on time completion / customer shipment
  • Analyze performance to plan and make adjustments as required (cost, quality, and time)
  • Coordinate resources as required to support new product introduction and function as central point of contact
  • Manage customer issues
  • Provide training for new team members

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of machining and sheet metal production
  • Proficient in blueprint reading
  • Able to interpret documents such as specifications, procedures, and contracts
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office Programs, ERP system, and applications for viewing prints and models (CATIA)
  • Math skills
  • Able to prioritize numerous tasks and projects to meet required deadlines
  • Able to problem solve and provide contingency plans
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Good communication skills
  • Written communication skills including typing, proofreading, e-mail and fax communication
  • Customer service skills
  • Able to work well with team members both internal and external to Kencoa
  • Maintain a positive attitude in representation of the Company and its products

EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Computer Literate
  • Must be able to learn Kencoa MRP / ERP system (experience using MRP / ERP systems preferred)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Experience using software to view drawings and models
  • At least two years of experience as a Planner and / or Estimator
  • Some Project Management experience or training

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Primary office environment 80%
  • Secondary work in manufacturing environment with some exposure to heat, cold, and noise conditions 20%

  PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:

As a Project Manager you will be graded on the following areas:

  • Punctuality and Attendance
  • Safety
  • Quality of Work
  • Attitude
  • Cooperation
  • Job Knowledge
  • Work Effort and Initiative
  • Performance
  • Quote effectiveness / profitability

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JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  CNC PROGRAMMER
Reports To: Programming Lead  
Classification:  Hourly          
Department:     PROGRAMMING  
Pay Scale:  $20 – $30 /hr

 JOB SUMMARY

The CNC Programmer is responsible for generating CNC programs, assisting in job setup, program prove out, and assisting in the manufacturing of complex aerospace components and assemblies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Understand process plan including all customer supplied information, both written and digital
  • Responsible for taking product from start to finish including machining, forming, and assembly
  • Design fixtures and tooling for machining centers and assembly
  • Select all standard and custom tooling required
  • Able to read, edit, and optimize Gcode programs for machining efficiency
  • Produce documentation for machine operators to set-up and machine quality parts both safely and efficiently
  • Collaborate with various departments to maintain the flow of products throughout the manufacturing process
  • Able to manage multiple tasks while maintaining focus on safety, quality, and cost        

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Program 3, 4, 5 axis machining centers, 4 axis lathe, waterjet, and router
  • Proficient in using Mastercam for both solid modeling and programming
  • Experience in high speed machining strategies for aluminum, stainless, titanium, and HSRA
  • Ability to communicate technical information to machine operators
  • GD&T and CATIA V5 a plus
  • Working knowledge of sheet metal forming, both hydro-form and press brake.
  • Be accountable for required assignments; time management; successful completion of assigned work and reports.
  • Work well with personnel from other departments, i.e., Manufacturing, Production, Purchasing, etc.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in representation of the Company and its products

EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Machine Tool Technology Diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in CNC machining and operation
  • Experience with 4 & 5 axis milling and multi axis lathes is preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Primary office environment 70%
  • Secondary work in manufacturing environment with some exposure to heat, cold, and noise conditions 30%

  PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:

As a CNC Programmer you will be graded on the following areas:

  • Punctuality and Attendance
  • Safety
  • Quality of Work
  • Attitude
  • Cooperation
  • Job Knowledge
  • Work Effort and Initiative
  • Performance
  • Meeting quality requirements

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JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  PROCUREMENT AGENT – LEVEL 1  
Reports To: Procurement Manager
Classification:  Hourly
Department: Procurement
Pay Scale: $13 – $18 /hr.

 JOB SUMMARY

The Procurement Agent Level 1 is responsible for the purchase and management of hardware, shop floor supplies, and subcontract work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist with new Supplier set up
  • Administer Quote Requests from Suppliers using the Approved Supplier List as required
  • Generate Purchase Orders and send to Approved Suppliers based on ERP suggestions and PO staging area
  • Generate Purchase Orders and send to Suppliers based on PO requisitions and shop floor prompt
  • Manage Purchase Orders through completion – status past due orders / update promise date
  • Report Supplier performance
  • Manage Hardware
    • Issue / kit hardware for production
    • Maintain inventory accuracy

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the functionality of ERP / MRP systems
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office Programs
  • General math skills
  • Organized
  • Data Entry
  • Good communication skills
  • Written communication skills including typing, proofreading, e-mail and fax communication
  • Able to work well with team members both internal and external to Kencoa
  • Maintain a positive attitude in representation of the Company and its products

EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Computer Literate
  • Must be able to learn Kencoa MRP / ERP system (experience using MRP / ERP systems preferred)

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Requires some pushing or lifting of parts
  • May require climbing of stairs, bending, and squatting for hardware management
  • Primary office environment 75%
  • Secondary work in manufacturing environment with some exposure to heat, cold and noise conditions 25%

  PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:

As a Procurement Agent you will be graded on the following areas:

  • Punctuality and Attendance
  • Safety
  • Quality of Work
  • Attitude
  • Cooperation
  • Job Knowledge
  • Work Effort and Initiative
  • Performance