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Since our inception in 2016, MAX Aerostructures has garnered much news and media interest.
Based in the Air Capital of the World, MAX Aerostructures supplies the aircraft industry with parts from small to large, partnering from the beginning to manage the supply base and take care of each customer every step of the way. Our main goal is helping our customers build more airplanes more efficiently. MAX Aerostructures is the high-performance aerospace supplier that will take you Beyond the Horizon.
Centrally located in Wichita, Kansas, MAX Aerostructures is based in a 206,000-square-foot building situated on 12 acres to allow for future expansion. Significant remodeling was completed for the building in 2017.
The MAX Aerostructures leadership team is comprised of highly experienced professionals with many years of experience in the aerospace supply industry.
Bio: When Sean started his aerospace career as a supply chain associate at Beechcraft (then Hawker Beechcraft) nine years ago, his responsibility was straightforward – support his customer on the production line. That remains Sean’s mantra to this day. Through building relationships, honoring his commitments and maintaining a strong work ethic, Sean is a leader his customers and coworkers can count on. At MAX, the same can be said. With focus on delivering quality parts on time, customers can trust their needs will remain at the forefront. Aerospace is one of Sean’s many passions, albeit distant from spending time with his wife and two young children. Sean is a graduate of Kansas State University and enjoys exercising, playing golf and coaching his kids’ sports teams.
Bio: With 20 years in the aerospace industry, Jeff truly operates with the interests of his customer in mind. He is transparent in his communication, stands by his commitments and understands what it takes to be a high-performing supplier. While Jeff serves primarily as the leader of MAX’s business development group, he also has extensive understanding of manufacturing operations. Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, being involved with his church and working on projects in his shop.
Bio: Having spent most of this career owning and operating a business, Alan understands every facet of an organization and the role each plays in delivering quality parts to the customer. For 11 years before joining MAX, Alan served as owner and head of operations at Paradigm Machine. Having leadership over the operations at MAX as well as serving in an executive leadership role in key decisions of the company, Alan is focused on ensuring the organization is efficient in its approach through technology, service and support. He is a degreed engineer from Wichita State and is a certified pilot.
Bio: An engineering major from Wichita State University, Ryan owned and operated Paradigm Machine for 11 years before joining forces with MAX in September of 2016. Ryan is tasked with product development, operations and programming responsibilities with MAX along with cellular work center design and lean manufacturing. He also plays an integral role in the strategic vision of the company around equipment and technology. A native of Wichita, Ryan enjoys time with his family and friends as well as working on projects he has at home.
Bio: A trusted name in quality assurance for over 29 years, Jarrod has the knowledge and skill-set to address any customer need as well as the unique approach to partner with an operational team to ensure requirements are met and quality is always kept in focus. To achieve that success, Jarrod is constantly soliciting feedback and communicating with the many functional groups within the organization to build quality processes and a continual focus on customer satisfaction. That approach guarantees every group has ownership of the role quality plays within the company. Jarrod has many hobbies outside of MAX, including spending time camping and boating with his wife and four children.
Having spent the bulk of his Information Technology career in the aerospace industry, James has a vast knowledge of design, implementation, and maintenance of the computer systems used at MAX. Previously the IT Manager at Leading Technology Composites, James’s development expertise is invaluable in automating systems to improve the accuracy and performance of our processes. Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, riding motorcycles, and airbrush painting.
With previous Human Resources experience in construction, information technology, and manufacturing, Julie provides a well-rounded HR perspective for MAX. In her role as HR Supervisor, Julie performs a number of vital functions that strengthen the link between employees and the MAX vision as well as managing, motivating, recruiting, and retaining talent to strengthen the company as a whole. In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, their three children and dogs, traveling, and supporting the Wichita State Shockers basketball team.
After six years managing the accounting for an oil refinery and renewable fuels plant through Flint Hills Resources, Alexa now brings her accounting prowess to bear at MAX. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the accounting team and provides accurate, timely financial information and cost analysis to MAX. In her free time, Alexa loves spending time with her husband and son as well as spending time outdoors biking and kayaking.
With two decades of aerospace industry experience, certifications in Non-destructive testing (NDT), lead auditing, and Six Sigma expertise, Robert brings vast knowledge to our manufacturing process. He is responsible for all special processing, which involves NDT and the various steps required for chemical processing, painting and shipment of the finished parts we produce. Prior to working at MAX, Robert gained experience at Valence Surface Technologies and Sonaca Wichita. He enjoys working closely with the other MAX managers in a combined goal to deliver a superior quality product on time. Robert enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Bio: Jeremy’s extensive background in both machining and assembly provides him with a high level of understanding for manufacturing producibility. This knowledge he has gained over the years gives him a unique perspective as he leads MAX’s estimating team. Additionally, his views on the various disciplines in manufacturing is an asset when communicating with customers as they can trust and know Jeremy has looked at each project from all angles. When he’s not at MAX, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, friends and watching his youngest son play sports.
Since our inception in 2016, MAX Aerostructures has garnered much news and media interest.
MAX Aerostructures strives to develop longterm relationships with our customers, partnering with you to effectively realize your vision and ensure your satisfaction throughout each process. We have full machining and assembly capabilities, a chemical processing line and a heat-treat facility, allowing us to effectively manage nearly every step of the process. By doing this, we can ensure the highest quality while keeping our customers’ needs at the forefront.
At MAX Aerostructures, we focus on creating a culture that promotes employee involvement and a consistent commitment to quality. We believe that quality is an on-going process of building and sustaining customer satisfaction through proven performance. Our people approach quality with a sincere effort, skillful execution and strategic direction to do their best and always think quality. Our AS9100/ISO9001 approved QMS provides the framework to ensure excellence within our business.
Are you looking to join an energetic team where teamwork, creativity and collaboration are always at the forefront? Does being on the ground floor of a start-up aerospace supplier with big dreams and aspirations sound exciting to you? Are you seeking a career in which your suggestions and ideas are heard, where a work-life balance is important and where we strive to get better with every part we make? If you answered yes to these questions, then we may be the aerospace supplier for you! Our dynamic and experienced team of professionals is always looking for talented, self-motivated people who want to make an impact every day. Welcome to MAX Aerostructures!
MAX employees enjoy outstanding benefits that include:
• Competitive wages
• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance with generous employer premium contributions
• 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
• Paid time off
• Paid holidays
• Short-term disability
• Long-term disability
• Life insurance
• Gym membership discount
• Employee assistance program
• Christmas club savings account
• Clean and climate-controlled environment
• Opportunity for growth and so much more!
Description: MAX Aerostructures is seeking an experienced, highly skilled NC Programmer who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment. Interested applicants should have a vast background in 5-axis programming and strive to be creative in their approach and have the drive to deliver a quality, best-in-class product to their operations customer.
Qualified applicants will:
Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a pre-employment drug and background screen.