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Aerospace - Polisher - 1st Shift (Monday - Friday 7am - 3:30pm)

Company: Skills Inc.
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


As part of our recent growth, we are seeking an experienced Polisher to join our team. The ideal candidate will blend mismatches and breaks edges per drawing and specification requirements using hand and power tools.


  • Position part (s) on worktable, or by hand into the polishing machine.
  • Must be able to work the surface of the part around the polishing wheel by hand to obtain the proper finish on the part surface.
  • Operator must be able to follow finish samples to obtain the proper grain on the surface of the part.
  • Deburr, sand, hand-scrape and mechanical-polish parts.
  • Utilize production work orders, documents, drawings, and specifications, written or oral instructions to perform tasks necessary to meet production requirements.
  • Identify and report defective equipment, materials, and faulty operations to lead/supervisor.
  • Follow prescribed work rules and standard safety regulations at all times.
  • Inspect parts for conformity to specifications.
  • Maintain written and Visual Manufacturing records.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and increased efficiency.


  • Experience using basic hand tools.
  • Ability to follow written instructions and to do repetitive work.
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Ability to identify, organize, estimate and recognize differences or similarities.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers; knowledge of decimal measurements in ten thousandths.


  • Ability to read, write, communicate and/or follow written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Ability to communicate in English through voice, or American Sign Language or adaptive technology.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


Due to Skills Inc.'s participation in the defense industry, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requires that access to sensitive information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies may only be accessed, viewed or shared by US Persons as defined by law.

A "US Person" can be a US citizen; a lawful permanent legal resident or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or asylee.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift or move up to 15 lbs. constantly and 25 lbs. frequently.
  • Constant periods of standing.
  • Constant ability to reach with hands and arms; use hands/fingers to manipulate, handle, or feel material.
  • Constant ability to grasp vibrating hand tools.
  • Constant exposure to vibration.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Occasional use of Industry standard personal protective equipment (PPE) required.
  • Occasional exposure to indoor manufacturing environment.
  • Constant exposure to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Constant exposure to moving mechanical parts.
  • Constant exposure to moderate noise.


  • Constant (5-8 hrs. /shift)
  • Frequent (2-5 hrs. /shift)
  • Occasional (Up to 2 hrs. /shift)


Skills Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our company prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, age, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. Skills Inc. complies with all relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ABOUT SKILLS INC. Skills Inc. is a self-supporting Social Enterprise and is organized as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. We have four lines of business; Aerospace Manufacturing, Aerospace Finishing, Technical Services, and Business Solutions, that operate in 4 locations. Skills Inc. employs over 600 people and our social mission is to train, employ and serve persons with disabilities. We accomplish our mission three ways; direct hire, vocational programs and services, and as a resource to the community.

Keywords: Skills Inc., Seattle , Aerospace - Polisher - 1st Shift (Monday - Friday 7am - 3:30pm), Other , Seattle, Washington

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