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Beyond the Horizon

Providing Innovative Aircraft Solutions

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.

Positioned for Growth

8219 W Irving St, Wichita, KS 67209
(316) 260 6066

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.

Decades of Experience

The MAX Aerostructures leadership team is comprised of highly experienced professionals with many years of experience in the aerospace supply industry.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-7 Learn More Sean Purcell Executive Vice President & General Manager

    Title: Executive Vice President & General Manager Years of Industry Experience: 14

    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.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-1 Learn More Jeff Pauli Director of Business Development

    Title: Director of Business Development Years of Industry Experience: 23

    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.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-8 Learn More Alan Bernbeck Vice President of Research and Development

    Title: Vice President of Research and Development Years of Industry Experience: 18

    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.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-5 Learn More Ryan Hollingsworth Vice President of Research and Development

    Title: Vice President of Research and Development Years of Industry Experience: 18

    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.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-2 Learn More Jarrod Young Vice President of Quality Assurance

    Title: Vice President of Quality Assurance Years of Industry Experience: 32

    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.

  • Learn More James Kellogg Director of Information Technology

    Title: Director of Information Technology 23

    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.

  • Learn More Julie Kerr Human Resources Supervisor

    Title: Human Resources Supervisor 13

    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.

  • Learn More Alexa Little Controller

    Title: Controller 7

    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.

  • Max-Areo-Leadership-Team-Robert-Wilson Learn More Robert Wilson Director of Special Processing & Assembly

    Title: Director of Special Processing & Assembly Years of Industry Experience: 22

    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.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-13 Learn More Jeremy Wolf Estimating Manager

    Title: Estimating Manager Years of Industry Experience: 23

    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.

In the News and media

Since our inception in 2016, MAX Aerostructures has garnered much news and media interest.

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A World-Class Customer Experience


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.


From Takeoff to Beyond


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.


Fueling Limitless Flight

Career Opportunities

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!

Available Positions

  • 2nd Shift Mag3 Machinist

    MAX Aerostructures is seeking an experienced 2nd Shift MAG3 Machinist who is looking to thrive in a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment. Applicants should be able to demonstrate they have the ambition, work ethic and technical aptitude to perform. Applicants must be able to follow detailed work instructions and interpret blueprints, drawings and other engineering provided to ensure products meet quality requirements.

    Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Minimum of 1-year MAG3 experience required; two to three years of experience is preferred.
    • Must have strong work ethic, drive to achieve high levels of performance and can demonstrate a detail-oriented nature and on-time attendance dependability.
    • Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

    Physical Requirements: 
    •    Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds as well as stand, sit, bend, kneel, squat and walk on a regular basis.
    •    Must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
    •    Must wear gloves, eyes & ear protection and adhere to safety procedures at all times.
    •    Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

  • Sheetmetal Mechanic

    MAX Aerostructures is seeking an experienced Sheetmetal Mechanic who is looking to thrive in a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment.

    •    Safely operates the brake press, hydro press, sander, buffer, bench grinder and various hand tools.
    •    Reads blueprints, sketches, mylars, and follows verbal instructions.  Assists in receiving and storing material and supplies.
    •    Repairs and modifies equipment, with instructions from supervisor.  Keeps workplace clean and organized.
    •    Documentation: Completion of work orders; identify time and material spent on project.  Performs occasional tasks outside of job description in support of the MAX Team’s mission.
    •    Sweep floors, clean equipment and machines, take out shop garbage and recycling on a regular schedule.
    •    Ability to work with hand tools, brake press and hydro press machines without supervision.
    •    Ability to measure and verify their own workmanship prior to QA verification.

    Education and Experience:
    •    High school diploma or equivalent required.
    •    Minimum of 3 years knowledge of blue prints, operating brake press and hydro press.
    •    Previous hand forming experience is highly desirable.

    Physical Requirements: 
    •    Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds as well as stand, sit, bend, kneel, squat and walk on a regular basis.
    •    Must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
    •    Must wear gloves, eyes & ear protection and adhere to safety procedures at all times.
    •    Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

  • Sr. CNC Programmer

    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:

    • Write and/or modifies CNC programs and instruction sheets for multi-axis machined parts.
    • Coordinate program start-ups in manufacturing, assist in troubleshooting and provide recommendations for the selection of cutting tools.
    • Monitor performance of program after implementation, making adjustments as needed.
    • Evaluate requests for new or modified programs to determine feasibility, cost, and time estimates.
    • Maintain program files.
    • Analyze, review, and recommend modifications to existing programs to increase operating efficiency, reduce costs, improve processes, and/or adapt to new or changing requirements.


    • 7+ years experience
    • Experience programming Makino MAG1 and/or MAG3 equipment or like machinery.

    Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a pre-employment drug and background screen.