Tampa, FL
Job Type


For 40 years, Aero Simulation, Inc. (ASI) has provided quality flight training devices to the US Military. ASI has successfully built numerous training systems with a primary focus on aircrew and maintenance training systems.   Our current programs include, but are not limited to, the B-1 Training Systems (Air Force), E-2D Training Systems (Navy), CH-53E Training Devices (USMC) and IMOMS (Coast Guard). To learn more about ASI visit Aero Simulation | Products and Services for Commercial and Military Training. To learn more about this opportunity, keep reading!  While your work contributes to ASI’s mission ASI supports you and your family!  ASI has one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry. We offer everything from a flexible work schedule to comprehensive medical, life and voluntary coverage options. 

  • Competitive Salary!
  • May be Sign-On Bonus Eligible
  • Paid Off Time - Increases with years of service
  • Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty Leave and Military Leave
  • 401(k) – Company Match
  • Year End Shutdown - Enjoy holiday time with family during our company paid year end shutdown period.
  • Medical Insurance – ASI pays 100% of Employee plus either spouse or family. After 10 years of service – full family medical insurance is paid 100% by employer. 
  • Dental Insurance – ASI pays 100% of Employee
  • Vision Insurance – Optional (Employee Paid)
  • Long Term Disability – ASI pays 100%
  • Short Term Disability – Optional (Employee Paid)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Telework/Work From Home: Although none of our positions are 100% remote, ASI has a flexible Work From Home policy. Eligibility depends on position.
  • Professional Development: Multiple opportunities for personal and professional development through internal training & certification programs and unlimited access to online learning opportunities. 
  • Flexible Work Schedules:  We believe in work-life balance! 


Manufacturing Technicians at ASI perform hands-on electro-mechanical assembly and light fabrication tasks typically associated with the production and installation of simulation and training devices, or device modification kits, that are installed throughout the U.S. and abroad. There is a broad spectrum of skills required to produce, install, and/or modify simulation devices. A single Manufacturing Technician is not expected to possess all skills necessary to produce a complete device but is expected to be an integral part of a team that does. Most tasks can be categorized as requiring an Manufacturing Technician that has either electrical assembly skills, mechanical fabrication/assembly skills or painting skills. This vacancy announcement is for a Manufacturing Technician that specializes in auto body paint.


Tasks are typically defined as build-to-print, using engineering drawings and associated lists combined with instructions documented on Job Tickets, Work Instructions, Installation Plans, etc.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



ENTRY- 0 to 2 Years

MID- 3-5 Years

SENIOR - 5+ Years

  1. Experience with the methods, materials, tools, equipment and practices of the auto body repair trade
  2. Understand the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the auto body repair trade
  3. Experience with the basic methods, materials, tools and practices of the automotive mechanic trade
  4. Understand metals and metal thickness of materials used by manufacturers (i.e. composites, aluminum, and boron)
  5. Experience with basic methods of mixing paint, hardeners and reducers
  6. Ability to work within strict given deadlines.
  7. Ability to multi-task


  1. Must possess basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Fluent in English
  3. Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers.
  4. Ability to adapt communication style and messaging to different audiences.
  5. Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, ensuring stakeholder expectations are managed appropriately.
  6. Ability to work in a project-oriented, fast paced environment to meet deadlines.
  7. Proficiency in common business software (Microsoft Office – Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel, SharePoint)


High School Diploma or Equivalent


TRAVEL: Must be able and willing to travel (CONUS/OCONUS). Up to 3 weeks travel, one week home rotation. 

  1. Due to contractual requirements must be a United States Citizen
  2. Must be able to pass an initial background check.
  3. Must be able to obtain and maintain an active Department of Defense security clearance. Employee/selected candidate will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information (as required)
  4. ASI is a Drug Free Workplace where applicants and employees are required to successfully pass pre-employment and Random drug testing.


  1. Required to talk and hear.
  2. Required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel, and to manipulate keys on a keyboard.
  3. Required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  4. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  5. Work at heights of up to 20’ with appropriate safety gear
  6. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
  7. Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business.


Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work involves frequent lifting of materials and products up to 30 pounds. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but is not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats. Loose-fitting clothes and jewelry are not permitted.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud in an open bay manufacturing area.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications that are required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The following policies apply to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

Candidate Reasonable Accommodation

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify Aero simulation, Inc. by e-mail at or by calling directly at 813-867-4447.  

ADA Policy

It is the policy of ASI to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its Amendments. ASI will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person's physical or mental disability. ASI also will make reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with handicaps, disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made are not an undue hardship for ASI. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

ASI is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic/civil partnership or marital status, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive for everyone to be valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. 

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.