Date: May 11, 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21220

Company: STENAHCM20

About Us:
Middle River Aerostructure Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of thrust reversers (the braking system on a jet engine), engine nacelle components and specialized aerostructures. It supplies and supports these products for engine makers, airplane manufacturers and aircraft operators. Located on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MRAS has a 1.7-million sq. ft. facility situated on 180 acres – where the company and its predecessors have designed, built and equipped civil and military aircraft for over 90 years. In 2019, MRAS was acquired by ST Engineering North America, the U.S. affiliate of Singapore-based ST Engineering – becoming a part of its global network of aerospace facilities and offices. With the ownership change, the company was renamed Middle River Aerostructure Systems.




To provide tooling support in fabrication, repair, inspection, and project leadership. To repair, fabricate, machine, fit, inspect, and assemble all types of high precision tools. Instruct and direct lower graded employees as necessary.


Skill Requirements:

• Ability to work to tool orders, tool process plans, tool designs, sketches, engineering drawings, mylars (non-dimensioned drawings). Determine necessary operations, plan the operational sequence, instruct and direct lower classified employees as required, follow progress of job to assure Quality requirements are met, and status progress to the Team.

• Ability to lay out, fit, machine, and assemble a variety of high precision tools used in the manufacturing of details, sub-assemblies, assemblies, and other tools. Fabrication of tools may be but is not limited to the use of wood, composites, adhesives, purchased tooling components and a variety of metals.

• Ability to inspect tools to plan, repair features to drawing requirements, and fabricate replacement details to rebuild existing tools.

• Ability to use Basic Trigonometry to calculate angles and dimensions, lay out contours for data not shown on tool drawings.

• Ability to use machining equipment such as band saw, sander, lathe, milling machine, grinder, drill press and hand power tools.

• Ability to check your work and the work of others, using precision measuring instruments such as laser, optics, V-stars, scales, micrometers, height gauges and other similar tools.

• Ability to complete fabrication of tools by laying out trim lines, reference lines, reference points, station lines and mold lines, indicating various points, stations, edges, etc., with appropriate markings to facilitate use of tools.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma/ GED equivalent with a minimum of 5-years’ of Toolmaker experience and/or of the same general nature or successful completion of vocational/technical schooling curricula. 
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of complex drawings as applied to tools and fixtures, and a knowledge of the use of a variety of precision measuring instruments. 
  • Requires a knowledge of mathematics up to and including trigonometry to calculate dimensions not shown on the drawing, and to properly lay out the material. Requires a general knowledge of the capabilities and operation of a variety of machines and working characteristics of metals to perform machining operations as required.


Desired Characteristics

Ability to stand and perform work duties for an extended period of time.

Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Ability to work in warehouse conditions at various temperatures (e.g. warm, hot, cold, freezing).

Ability to work in an environment that includes dust and other debris.

Ability to work with changes in priorities and work assignments.

Ability to work independently, without close supervisions or detailed instructions.

Ability to complete tasks in a timely, detailed, and orderly manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others (e.g., peers, employees, vendors, truck drivers, and public) to create a productive environment.

Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.


MRAS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore