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Summary:

FlexDecks, Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world.  The Assembly/Installation team plays a major part in the success of our company by constructing and delivering quality products and providing superior customer service.  We are looking for a reliable, thorough, and attentive individual with strong work ethic, determination, and an eagerness to learn new skills and act with intelligent initiative and resolve to face challenges.

 

The Assembler/Installer assists in performing advanced assembly of maintenance platform components according to specific instructions and established procedures ensuring proper form, fit, function, and overall product quality. This individual is expected to assemble, test, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and hydraulic systems, as well as provide direct and in-direct support as part of the installation teams in the field, as well as travel & perform onsite field assemblies as required.

 

Qualifications:

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

 

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • Mechanical and technical skills required to assist in the assembly and disassembly of aluminum maintenance platforms.
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings and written work instructions, as well as comprehend the design intent conveyed through those documents.
  • Digest basic prints, work orders, material processing lists and general assembly drawings or document packages to determine critical askpects of design intent.
  • Assist with product verification testing and record results.
  • Receive, unload, unpack, and transfer work material to and from appropriate work stations.
  • Accurately pull and stage hardware for projects.
  • Basic electrical experience & ability to install electrical systems.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work area. Keep track of material and keep work area organized.
  • Organize, pack and load finished product in various environmental contexts.
  • Job-site experience interacting with customers / end-users through conducting product specific operator briefs, supporting user training and maintenance best practices.
  • Willing to travel for onsite installations/assemblies (50%+ travel & over weekend travel possible).
  • Willing to work possible overtime & weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to accept and receive supervision, training, and assistance regarding equipment operation and preventative maintenance.
  • Knowledge & use of common material handling and rigging equipment and their safe operation:
    • Forklifts, overhead cranes, pallet-jacks, basic safety equipment
  • Knowledge & use of common power tools and their safe operation:
    • Metal working/beveling tools, abrasive cleaning tools, angle grinders, hand drills, impacts, wrenches, etc.
  • Knowledge & use of common industrial processing tools/types and their safe operation:
    • Band saw, table saw, miter saw, drill press, manual mill/lathe, Ironworker – notching and punching
  • Knowledge and experience processing different material types and grades desirable but not required, i.e., carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum (6061 / 5052, etc,.).
  • Ability to identify structural materials such as channel, I-beam, flat bar, etc.
  • Ability to read and operate a tape measure, square, and angle finder.
  • Knowledge of basic to average math; fractions, decimals, measurement conversion, geometry
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Willing to assist in other areas of production as needed.
  • Aptitude for learning, ability to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Ability to receive and understand specific instructions and carry out those instructions to completion.
  • Ability to communicate in English required, both written & verbal skills.

 

Additional Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Familiarize and understand all FlexDecks employment policies such as work hours / days, quality standards, drug screening, safety guidelines, and all policies outlining employee behavior at FlexDecks facility.
  • Familiarize, understand, and use all standard operating procedures determined by FlexDecks and equipment manufacturers in relation to use of fabrication equipment.
  • Ensure that product standards, both quality and quantity are met.
  • Interpret dimensions, material types, and material grades on cut lists or drawings.
  • Identify FlexDecks tolerancing system on work orders / drawings and understand how tolerance system affects dimensions, material types, and material grades.
  • Understand and adhere to all safety measures when working in the shop and with machines / power tools.
  • Provide a positive attitude and further develop and maintain a cohesive team-oriented work environment with all employees, vendors, and customers, and support the company in all decisions.
  • May be asked by management to perform other tasks beyond those listed and meet expectation to support the company in all decisions.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Education: High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent.
  • Experience: One plus (1+) years experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Mechanical, technical, construction, and/or job-site experience interacting with customers / end-users through conducting product specific operator briefs supporting user training and maintenance best practices
    • Background in construction, carpentry or manufacturing preferred.
    • Veterans and retired military highly preferred.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Performance of duties for this job requires work in an open machine & fabrication shop production area. Will work with and around moving machinery, including but not limited to forklifts and over-head cranes.   Will be exposed to dirt/dust, fumes/odors.  Noise levels range from moderate to loud but tolerable
  • Position requires work in temperatures, as well as humidity, that fluctuate in accordance with the season. Must be able to work in the elements and inclement weather conditions.
  • Appropriate Personal Protection Equipment is required in all fabrication shop areas including but not limited to Hearing Protection, Eye Protection, Hard Hat and Safety Shoes.
  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time as well as, sit, kneel, crouch, stoop & crawl. Walking for long distances & ascend/descend stairs is required within the office and shop areas.
  • This position requires turning the head and torso, reaching, grasping, bending and flexing the arms, waist, legs, wrists, fingers, as well as functional hearing, vision, and voice (English).
  • This position also requires ability to safely lift and handle up to 50-80 lbs.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. 

Additional Information:

  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must be able to pass 50 state background check & drug/alcohol screens
  • Compensation range is $13.00 – $18.00 per hour, based on experience

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.

Summary:

 FlexDecks, Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world. The Engineering and Design department plays a major role in every step of the production process including sales, design, fabrication, assembly and installation.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will work with a team of designers, engineers, and project managers to produce the engineering documents required for sales and fabrication of our platform-based fall protection systems. The structural components are primarily framed from structural aluminum extrusions. The decks can typically be raised or lowered using mechanical jacks and are typically mobile. These decks are primarily used to maintain aircraft and other equipment at tall heights. 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for over-all design of projects including analysis, design and detailing of members, bolted connections, welded connections, plate and frame design, mechanical lifting systems and low-pressure air distribution systems.
  • Reviews project specifications for accuracy and consistency with design codes.
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
  • Coordinates with drafting and reviews drawings for compliance with the design.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
  • Ensures design/engineering component of product technical data package is complete.
  • Maintains product compliance and company reputation by complying with OSHA and ANSI regulations.
  • Develops mechanical and electromechanical products by researching customer requirements; researching and testing fabrication, assembly methods and materials; soliciting observations from fabrication/assembly personnel as well as customers.
  • Specifies system components or directs modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Assists designers in developing the mechanical/structural design of products using SolidWorks.
  • Provides feedback to designers on customer problems and needs.
  • Conducts research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation and performance of products.
  • Recommends design modifications to eliminate product malfunctions, inefficiencies and/or to improve manufacturability.
  • Monitors all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication and operation of product designs in order to improve manufacturability.
  • Prepares design/engineering Basis of Estimates (BOEs) in support of bids and proposals.
  • Assists in the development and refinement of requirements for product development projects.
  • Designs test methods and procedures for product verification testing as required.
  • Assures product quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly and installation processes.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Works closely with other departments within the Company to identify and resolve problems and suggests alternatives when necessary.
  • Performance of other tasks, as directed.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Aluminum Association’s Specifications for Aluminum Structures and the structural welding code – Aluminum AWS D1.2.
  • Must have the ability to properly interpret mechanical, structural, low pressure gas, electrical and other project drawings.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills in terms of general communications as well as technical ideas, concepts and details.
  • Must have strong knowledge of fabrication equipment and CNC machines including, but not limited to – welding machines, CNC and manual vertical milling machines (VMC), lathes, plasma tables, water jet tables, punches (Ironworker), CNC beam cutting machines.
  • Qualified in the use of general structural engineering programs.
  • Must have advanced proficiency in modeling, drawing creation and FEA using SolidWorks.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be creative and highly innovative.
  • Solid planning and organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to influence and motivate others by creating an environment of enthusiasm and excellence.
  • Exhibits commitment to honesty, integrity and professionalism through decision making and overall company performance.
  • Position, though usually within the confines of an enclosed office building, requires work in an open machine and fabrication shop production area.  Must have the ability to walk long distances and ascend/descend stairs within a noisy shop environment with fluctuating temperatures/humidity.  Personal Protection Equipment is required in all fabrication shop areas.

Beneficial Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:  

  • Competence in or familiarity with AISI specifications for cold-formed steel.
  • Familiarity with AWS D1.1 and D1.6 Standards and Specifications.

Education and Experience: 

  • Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university having an accredited engineering degree program.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Compensation based on experience. Range $55,000 – $70,000 per year.
  • Must be capable of passing a Background Check in order to gain access to US Government facilities.

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.

Summary: 

FlexDecks, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world. We are a small, team-oriented manufacturing company where everyone can make a difference.

The CNC Machinist position will maintain, service and operate CNC Vertical Milling (VMC) equipment.  As part of the Fabrication Team, this position plays an important part in producing maintenance platform components, while ensuring proper form, fit and function of an overall quality product.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required 

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle raw material, operate material handling equipment, and load material onto VMC equipment.
  • Skill required to operate, calibrate, and adjust mechanical aspects of VMC equipment as needed.
  • Skill required to perform preventative maintenance on VMC equipment:
    • Removing debris and chip byproducts.
    • Inspect and replace parts associated with equipment clamps and fixtures.
    • Understand end mill and drill bit types, materials, coatings, etc.
    • Ability to choose best tooling for a job; quickly change tooling, manage different setups, and track/improve tool life.
    • Understand coolant purposes; monitor and address fluid reservoirs, lubrication points, and pneumatic lines.
    • Perform corrosion prevention and control.
  • Skill to troubleshoot, detect mechanical malfunctions, perform basic equipment repairs. Diagnose and service mechanical and electrical components: Sensors, encoders, spindle, pneumatic lines, etc.
  • Skill to detect non-conforming parts and determine adjustments within the equipment’s accepted operating parameters to ensure parts stay within given tolerances.
  • Keep inventory of parts for operation and maintenance of VMC equipment. Submit requests and coordinate with procurement to ensure all tooling and spare parts are acquired.
  • Experience operating CNC vertical milling or CAM software, such as EluCAD, Mastercam or Autodesk Fusion 360. Ability to create/program machining tool paths, plunge depths, feed rates, and correlate available tooling to required machining processes to produce quality parts and generate post process programs.
  • Knowledge and experience processing different material types and grades, i.e., carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum (6061/5052, etc.,).
  • Knowledge of precision measuring instruments i.e. calipers, indicators, and scales.
  • Knowledge of common electric/pneumatic power tools and their safe operation.
  • Knowledge of common processing tools and material handling equipment related to material processing:
    • Shear, Punch/Ironworker, Overhead Cranes, Forklifts/Pallet Jacks
  • Knowledge of fabrication tools and methods for preventative maintenance and repair prefered:
    • Manual mill, manual lathe, press break, and sunrise/ironworker.
  • Ability to receive, understand and execute specific instructions to completion.
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings and written work instructions
  • Comprehend design intent, interpret dimensions, material types, and material grades on cut lists or drawings.
  • Ability to complete material related paperwork, document daily equipment runtime, and record equipment related notes.
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Ability to communicate in English required, both written & verbal skills.
  • Position requires work in an open machine & fabrication shop production area.  Must have the ability to walk long distances, ascend/descend stairs & stand for long periods of time within a noisy shop environment with fluctuating temperatures/humidity.  Personal Protection Equipment is required in all fabrication shop areas.  Position requires ability to safely lift and handle up to 50 lbs.
  • Abide by all standard operating procedures determined by FlexDecks’ and equipment manufacturers in relation to use of fabrication/processing equipment.
  • Ensure that product standards, both quality and quantity are met.
  • Apply all safety measures when working in the shop and with machines/power tools.
  • Abide company policies such as work schedules, quality standards, drug screening, safety guidelines, and all policies outlining employee behavior.
  • Performance of other tasks as needed.

Education & Experience:

  • Education: High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent.
  • Certifications: Documented training certification(s) for operating and maintaining CNC vertical milling/profile machining equipment; Brand specific certification(s) not needed, but documented experience and knowledge must be applicable to VMC equipment.
  • Experience: (2+) years operating and maintaining CNC vertical milling equipment. Specifically, the processing of aluminum and steel wrought alloy tubes and channels of various thicknesses and material grades.
  • (2+) years Fanuc controls experience.
  • Pervious CNC Service/Maintenance Technician experience preferred.
  • Compensation based on experience. Range $18.00-$26.00 per hour
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Required to pass drug/alcohol and background screens

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment with a competitive salary, major medical, and paid time off.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.