Area Development
Spirit AeroSystems, a designer and manufacturer of aero structures, wing components, fuselages, pylons and spare parts for commercial aircraft, is hiring 200 skilled mechanics and technicians at its Tulsa, Oklahoma manufacturing complex to meet an increased demand for aircraft components.

According to the Tulsa Metro Chamber, Spirit AeroSystems already employs 2,700 workers at its Tulsa plant complex, located at 3330 North Mingo Road. Its workforce has increased by 35 percent from a year ago.

The Wichita-based firm's Tulsa plant manufactures integrated wing structures and a diverse line of aerospace products. Workers at the plant also fabricate wing components for several Boeing commercial aircraft. Addressing an increase in demand for experienced trades people, officials at its Tulsa facility are seeking aircraft assemblers with a minimum of three years experience in structure mechanics, systems installation and sealing.

Spirit's Tulsa plant features 100-foot gantries to supply complex machined details, integrated processes from fabrication through chemical and paint, automated and video-aided assembly technology. The facility also provides the capability to predict distortion in composites.

In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma, Kinston, North Carolina, as well as oversees.