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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 is planned for the building, starting in early 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
    Title: Executive Vice President & General Manager Years of Industry Experience: 9

    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
    Title: Director of Business Development Years of Industry Experience: 18

    Bio: With 18 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-2 Learn More Jarrod Young
    Title: Director of Quality Assurance Years of Industry Experience: 27

    Bio: A trusted name in quality assurance for over 27 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.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-3 Learn More Brian Mann
    Title: Director of Engineering Years of Industry Experience: 19

    Bio: Over his 19 years in manufacturing, Brian has led teams and contributed in various organizational roles including engineering, quality, assembly, inventory and systems management. This vast experience gives customers the confidence that when Brian is leading a project it will not only meet, but exceed, their expectations. Today, Brian serves as MAX’s director of engineering, but has dealings in many other areas including product flow development, production scheduling and operating systems. Brian enjoys weight lifting, riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with his wife and daughter.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-5 Learn More Ryan Hollingsworth
    Title: Director of Product Development Years of Industry Experience: 13

    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-8 Learn More Alan Bernbeck
    Title: Director of Operations Years of Industry Experience: 13

    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-13 Learn More Jeremy Wolf
    Title: Estimating Manager Years of Industry Experience: 21

    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.

  • Max-Aero-Leadership-Team-14 Learn More Carrie Lindholm
    Title: Chief Financial Officer Years of Industry Experience: 13

    Bio: With background in both aerospace and construction, Carrie brings a dynamic approach to her role as Chief Financial Officer at MAX. Her focus on key cost drivers and her willingness to partner with operations and other key stakeholders keeps all parties aligned and informed when it comes to their roles in the company’s financial success. Carrie also has an extensive background in human resources and knows what it takes to build and grow a team from within through employee engagement. Carrie has four children, all boys, and enjoys spending time with them and her husband Brian.

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

Capabilities

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.

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Quality

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.

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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!

Available Positions

  • Staff Accountant

    Shift Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Overtime may be required.

    Description / Responsibilities: MAX Aerostructures is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant to perform daily accounting tasks as well as assist in financial reporting and analysis. This position reports to the CFO, but supports all departments. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Daily cash monitoring and reporting
    • Process and manage all Accounts Receivable
    • Manage fixed assets and depreciation
    • Assist with tracking, reporting, and analysis of inventory
    • Assist with analyzing and reconciling manufacturing job cost transactions and variances
    • Reconcile GL accounts and prepare journal entries
    • Assist in monthly and yearly close processes
    • Assist in preparation of financial presentations
    • Generate additional reports and analyze data as needed
    • Assist with various internal and external audits
    • Various other duties as required

    Qualifications: 1-3 years of experience is preferred; however, consideration may be given for someone who shows a strong work ethic, drive to achieve high levels of performance, and can demonstrate a detail-oriented nature and on-time attendance dependability. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and skills assessment test.
    • Bachelors Degree in Accounting required
    • 1+ year of assurance experience in a public accounting setting OR
    • 2+ years of cost/financial accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Sound understanding of basic accounting principles
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook
    • Experience with an ERP/MRP desired
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve complex problems
    • Strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities at once
    • Must be self-motivated and driven to perform at the highest level of quality
    • Professional and/or academic references will be required

    Benefits: MAX Aerostructures offers competitive wages, vacation after 90 consecutive days of employment as well as full medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401K plans for their employees.

  • CATIA programmer

    Shift Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 1st, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Overtime may be required.

    Description / Responsibilities: MAX Aerostructures is looking an experienced CATIA Programmer with background in both programming and operating CNC equipment. Candidates interested in this position should be able to demonstrate the ability to perform the required tasks listed below and well as explain methodology for programming, operating equipment and resolving any issues that would come up during the develop of first-run parts.

    Qualifications: A minimum of 3 years of experience of CATIA programming and operating CNC equipment is required. Must be able to interpret drawings and models and use proper programming techniques that maximize efficiency without sacrificing quality. Must be able to edit/revise programs as necessary, create set-up sheets and work with operations to resolve issues as they come up. A solid knowledge of tool holders, cutters and other items used on the equipment is required. Must be self-motivated and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. A positive attitude and willingness to work with others also necessary. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

    Benefits: MAX Aerostructures offers competitive wages, vacation after 90 consecutive days of employment as well as full medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401K plans for their employees.

  • CNC Operator

    Shift Schedule: Multiple (1st, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 2nd, 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.)

    Description / Responsibilities: MAX Aerostructures is seeking skilled CNC operators who are 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, set up and operate 3-, 4- & 5-axis CNC milling equipment. Applicants must be able to follow detailed work instructions and interpret blueprints, drawings and other engineering provided to ensure products meet quality requirements.

    Qualifications: One to three years of experience is preferred; however, consideration may be given for someone who shows a 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.

    Benefits: MAX Aerostructures offers competitive wages, vacation after 90 consecutive days of employment as well as full medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401K plans for their employees.

  • Deburr

    Shift Schedule: Multiple (Monday thru Friday, 1st, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 2nd, 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.)

    Description / Responsibilities: MAX Aerostructures is looking for reliable, dependable and detail-oriented individuals who can strengthen its deburr group. Applicants must be able to read and follow detailed work instructions and interpret blueprints, drawings and other engineering provided to ensure product meets quality requirements.

    Qualifications: Experience is preferred; however, consideration may be given for someone who shows a strong work ethic, drive to achieve high levels of performance and can demonstrate a detail-oriented nature and on-time attendance dependability. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a pre-employment drug screen and skills assessment test.

    Benefits: MAX Aerostructures offers competitive wages, vacation after 90 consecutive days of employment as well as full medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401K plans for their employees.

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