The Boeing Company Motive Equipment Operator in Auburn, Washington

Boeing is seeking several Motive Equipment Operators to join their dynamic team

Responsibilities Include:

  • Motive equipment operators drive vehicles such as fork lift trucks (under 15,000 pounds lift capacity), light duty trucks (compact pick-up), industrial trucks, and tractors to move, position and align parts, equipment, tools, and materials.

  • Operators also move and position scaffolding, aircraft jacks, power generators, or other needed equipment to and from airplanes located at all outside plant areas.

  • Operators must possess a valid state driver's license. Operators typically receive their assignments by radio from the transportation dispatcher.

  • Manually pick, sort, load, and unload, small packages up to ten feet long weighing up to thirty-five pounds onto trucks, trailers or dollies.

  • Secure and protect all loads using tarps, covers, slings, cables, and ropes.

  • Operate small cargo truck to deliver small packages throughout site.

  • Operate tractor to do the following: A) Pull loose freight (rolling stock) from warehouse to required location or from factory to warehouse to be transported B) Run shuttle route throughout factory areas to supply needed material, parts, or equipment to manufacturing locations. C) Move and position aircraft wings, body sections, fins, stabilizers, or other plane components, using tow bars, wheel chocks, and wing walkers (spotters), as necessary. Calculate safe load requirements such as weight and size prior to lifting with forklift truck so as not to exceed equipment capacity. Operate fork lift to do the following: A) Load and unload materials and/or equipment. B) Load and unload factory shuttle. C) Pick up full trash containers, empty, and return them to designated locations. D) Move scaffolds, airplane jacks, and generators to and from aircraft or to load equipment on plane.

  • Operate trash compactor after emptying trash containers.

  • Read shipping instruction tag to determine where to take load or which shuttle to transfer it to. Couple, uncouple, and move associated equipment as necessary to make deliveries.

  • Operate sweeper to clean transportation aisles, as required.

  • Keep vehicles clean and perform routine mechanical inspections of equipment such as checking fuel, oil, and water levels of motive equipment, refill as required.

  • Inspect vehicle for physical damage and report as necessary to maintain safe working conditions.

  • Maintain a check on all airplanes stored on outside ramps for security of tie-down ropes, loose cowlings, open windows or doors, and/or unlocked controls.

  • Notify appropriate personnel, as required. Fill out and turn in forms, such as weekly trip logs, metrics collection forms, or inspection forms, as required. Contact lead, supervisor, and/or dispatcher when assistance is needed (e.g., if there is an accident or any other problem arises.)

  • This postion requires frequent operating of foot controls, rotation of head/neck, sitting, occasional twisting at the waist, handling, occasional exposure to Noise, frequent use of face/eye Protection, hand/arm protection, hearing protection, occasional use of protective footwear .

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires an individual when working at heights to utilize fall protection equipment that has weight limitations.

  • This position will require you to take and pass skills-based Motive Equipment Operator B (Forklift) assessments

  • Experience with operating forklifts (under 15,000-lb. lift capacity) or related equipment

  • Valid drivers license required

  • This position meets Export controlled requirements and Requires a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15? “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee

  • Experience moving and handling large loads and equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or GED preferred.

This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.

Job Aircraft Manufacturing

Organization: Ent Facilities & Asset Mgmt

Title: Motive Equipment Operator

Location: Washington-Renton

Other Locations: United States-Washington-Kent, United States-Washington-Seattle, United States-Washington-Puyallup, United States-Washington-Auburn, United States-Washington-Everett

Requisition ID: 1900004418