Fortner Engineering
  • Glendale, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, 401k with Match, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, bonus

Fortner Engineering - The Wencor Group

Job Description


Job Title: Disassembly Technician


Department: Assembly


Reports to: Supervisor of Disassembly




Fortner Engineering, A Wencor Group company, is a preferred supplier to a diverse, worldwide customer base who has come to depend on our industry-recognized engineering and technical competencies for the support of their hydraulic component repair needs. Operating in a 25,000 square foot facility in Glendale, California, Fortner Engineering's team consists of highly motivated and dedicated professionals with extensive aviation MRO experience. When doing business with Fortner Engineering you will receive our "customer comes first" commitment, the highest degree of attention to detail and an entrepreneurial enthusiasm that truly reflects our appreciation for the opportunity to be of service. Our company has long been recognized as an industry innovator with our well-established hydraulic repair capabilities for highly complex Slide and Sleeve assemblies. We are routinely called upon by our customers to address component repair demands that few, if any, other repair facilities have been able to support. Dating back to the 1980's, we were a pioneering company in the development of repairs that went beyond a Component Maintenance Manual with our SFAR-36 authorization from the FAA and have remained a front-runner of DER repair development ever since.


Fortner Engineering is an FAA Certified Repair Stations specializing in the hydraulic component maintenance requirement airlines, repair stations, OEM's and distributors worldwide. With nearly 60 years of industry experience our company has established itself as a leader in aviation. Through decades of experience, Fortner Engineering has developed a broad range of repair capabilities for all commercial aircraft types.




The disassembly technician worker is responsible for the disassembly and cleaning of aircraft actuator assemblies and subassemblies. The disassembly technician worker works under the direct supervision of department leads, as well as the department supervisor.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Primary responsibility is to disassemble assemblies and subassemblies and clean them to prepare them for subsequent inspection.
  • Ability to read instructions such as work orders/ travelers, maintenance manuals, and drawings.
  • Responsible for reading and understanding work orders and asking department lead for help when necessary.
  • Capable of utilizing the computer, reading manuals and understanding maintenance documents.
  • Capable of using hand assembly and test tools and other precision measuring equipment
  • Must be able to wear a respirator while performing work.
  • Flexible to changing tasks and workload
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of work orders
  • Ability to perform routine and non-routine tasks independently
  • Able to take direction from supervisors regarding the focus of the day.
  • Report any error in work to department leads.
  • Adheres to all Wencor Group safety guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment and proper procedures of materials handling such as hazardous materials.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations as outlined in the Employee Handbook on safe work stations.
  • Contributes to the team environment by accomplishing designated tasks and is able to work closely with others in an assembly line environment.
  • Clean work area at the end of each shift.
  • Provide feedback/suggestion to improve customer satisfaction
  • Comply with FAA and company policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor




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.




Entry level acceptable mechanical aptitude and preferred at least one year of manufacturing experience. High School Diploma or GED required.


Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to work with others in a positive and productive manner. Ability to read and interpret drawings. Ability to work in a fast paced environment


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; lift up to 10 pounds; and work in moderate levels of noise.
  • Exposure to loud manufacturing noise.


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