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Assembly Technician

Primus Aerospace
Reisterstown, MD
  • Posted: February 21, 2023
  • $18 to $27 Hourly
  • Full-Time


We are currently looking for Technicians to work at our Reisterstown facility.

Primus Aerospace is a leading manufacturing partner to aerospace, defense & space OEMs / Primes & Tier I suppliers. The company specializes in producing high-tolerance, complex geometry parts; machined out of standard and exotic metals. Primus works directly with all major aerospace manufacturers (e.g., Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop) to provide components to mission critical civilian and defense programs.

Job Purpose:

The Technician is responsible for setting up and maintaining their own station, operation, assembling or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal per customer requirements. Duties and tasks are varied but standardized. The technician will work on assignments that are semi-routine in nature where the ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

This is an entry level position that is ideal for someone wanting to start a career in manufacturing and aerospace.

Pay range: $18.00 - $27.00 hourly DOE

Technician Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Read, interpret and follow basic blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures to accurately assemble equipment and products
  • Grind, sand, clean, or polish objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools
  • Maintain inventory of product in work stations
  • Rework and/or repair assembled equipment and products according to engineering specification changes
  • Perform all work in accordance with quality standards and established safety procedures
  • Verify quality of finished workpieces by inspecting them, comparing them to templates, measuring their dimensions, or testing them in working machinery
  • Move controls to adjust, start, or stop equipment during grinding and polishing processes
  • Remove completed workpieces from equipment or work tables, using hand tools, and place workpieces in containers
  • Measure and mark equipment, objects, or parts to ensure grinding and polishing standards are met
  • Transfer equipment, objects, or parts to specified work areas, using moving devices.
  • Trim, scrape, or deburr objects or parts, using chisels, scrapers, and other hand tools and equipment
  • Tumble parts as needed per customer requirements
  • Repair and maintain equipment, objects, or parts, using hand tools
  • File grooved, contoured, and irregular surfaces of metal objects, such as metalworking dies and machine parts, to conform to templates, other parts, layouts, or blueprint specifications
  • Mark defects, such as knotholes, cracks, and splits, for repair
  • Study blueprints or layouts to determine how to lay out workpieces or saw out templates
  • Sharpen abrasive grinding tools, using machines and hand tools
  • Load and adjust workpieces onto equipment or work tables, using hand tools
  • Record product and processing data on specified forms
  • Select files or other abrasives, according to materials, sizes and shapes of workpieces, amount of stock to be removed, finishes specified, and steps in finishing processes
  • Apply solutions and chemicals to equipment, objects, or parts, using hand tools
  • Ensure a consistent process is followed that maintains 100%-part quality
  • Check parts to ensure all operations have been completed properly
  • Clean downdraft tables and floors daily. Maintain an organized work station
  • Operate manual mill and/or lathe


We offer comprehensive benefits including:

  • PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • 401K - employer matched


  • Eligible or already have security clearance
  • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hands together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
  • Experience using a manual press, part marking, Helicoils and mechanical assembly experience (preferred)
  • Ability to use hand tools including deburring blades, scraper handles, Dremel's, rotary brushes, sanders and grinders
  • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of both hands to grasp, manipulate or assemble very small objects
  • Quick response (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears
  • The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while standing
  • The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene
  • Follow all safety requirements and policies
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time on concrete floors
  • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
  • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing
  • The ability to make fast, simple, repetitive movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists


To adhere to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

Our work environment is fast-paced and professional while providing continued growth fostered by our commitment to teamwork. We offer comprehensive benefits including PTO, paid holidays, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K, long-term and short-term disability.

At Primus Aerospace, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports, respects, and celebrates all individuals.

Primus Aerospace


109 Wabash Ave

Reisterstown, MD
21136 USA



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