2023 Summer Intern: Quality Engineer

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

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Wichita, KS

Job Description

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Job Overview:


Flight begins at Spirit AeroSystems, where our products are taking off somewhere around the world every minute of every day.  We design and build large structural parts for the world’s premier commercial aircraft (think Boeing and Airbus), as well as top Defense and other cutting edge programs.


Spirit AeroSystems is a global company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas with a diverse work force spread across three continents. Our Summer Internship Program was recently selected as a US Top 100 Internship Program by a panel of industry experts. This selection was based on our program having a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, intern professional development, social activities, career shadowing opportunities, mentoring support, and the conversion of our interns to full time employees. At Spirit AeroSystems we are focused on inventing, designing, and building what’s best in aerospace and we welcome you to consider joining us in this endeavor!


Flight begins with you at Spirit AeroSystems, a place where you can explore your interests and grow your career by working on impactful projects.  As a Tooling Engineer intern you can expect to:

  • Develop processes, systems, and equipment that ensure quality, reliability and safety.
  • Analyze requirements for the development or modification of methods, procedures and metrics to ensure quality standards and practices.
  • Provide material review dispositions for nonconforming materials, parts and equipment.
  • Perform scientific evaluations, analyses and processes audits.
  • Test and approves products, processes, equipment, and measurement systems.
  • Participate in design and product reviews to ensure that production, inspection, reliability, safety, Quality system integrity and business process Management objectives are met.
  • Research industry standards, analyze and compile performance reports and process control statistics to improve process capability or product quality.
  • Perform root cause analyses and recommend corrective actions necessary to reduce nonconformance to design specifications.
  • Interface with company employees, suppliers, customers, and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance.
  • Use statistical methodologies to ensure that specified levels of safety, reliability, and process capability are achieved, maintained, or improved.
  • Gain real-world practical and leadership skills through challenging hands-on opportunities.
  • Connect with subject matter experts, mentors and decision makers.
  • Be a part of an intern cohort that enjoys organized social, recreational and volunteer activities.


Also, should you be selected as a 2023 Spirit AeroSystems Summer Intern, you will have exposure to several activities including:

  • Multiple Manufacturing Plant Tours
  • Professional development workshops
  • Project Expo (An opportunity to present an intern project for Executive Leaders)
  • Social/Networking Events


·         You must be enrolled full time in a university degree program aligned to the area of internship.

·         You must be a current sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in good academic standing.


Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.