Welcome to TIGHITCO, where your next career starts!

TIGHITCOTM, Inc. is an industry leader in the design, fabrication, and assembly of engineered components for aerospace and industrial applications. TIGHITCO is comprised of three divisions – Aerostructures, Insulation Products, and Overhaul Support Services, supported by six facilities located throughout North America. We have ISO 9001, AS9100 and NADCAP accreditation for our quality and system management.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented individuals with the skills and passions to become leaders of the future in what they do. We pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the very best talent by fostering new ideas, teamwork, open communication and career advancement opportunities.

By providing ample opportunities for growth, we’re able to carry on a longstanding tradition of growing and promoting talent from within. These objectives, coupled with competitive compensation and benefits, allow us to foster an environment where associates can work to achieve their full potential and contribute to the company’s success.

Join a group of talented and committed associates and help grow our company and ensure its future success. Explore our career opportunities below, and consider launching your career with TIGHITCO.

TIGHITCO is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 


TIGHITCO is in the business of creating best value through innovative solutions for customers, suppliers, employees and the communities where we work and live.


Core Values

1. Respect for Customers/Employees/Suppliers/Community
     – Employee/Customer/Supplier Loyalty & Professional     Courtesy​
     – Charitable Efforts/Community Involvement
2. Work with Passion
     – Accountability & Ethics
3. Embrace Continuous Improvement
     – Lean Focus & Acceptance of Change
4. Entrepreneurial Spirit
     – Agility & Organizational Speed
     – Seek Innovation


Values & Beliefs

  • People are the most valuable asset of TIGHITCO.
  • People should be supported in doing a good job.
  • People deserve to be treated with dignity and respected for their talents and for who they are.
  • People need a work/life balance.
  • People need to be recognized and compensated appropriately.
  • People should be provided with opportunities to grow professionally & personally.

Benefits Offered

TIGHITCO offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We also offer a variety of well-being programs and resources to help employees focus on their overall health and wellness.
First Winglet Built in Charleston Aerostructures facility

Current Job Offerings

    Our Culture

    TIGHITCO’s culture is built by its employees: a composite of personalities and different ways of thinking. Our blueprint starts with a desire to do really good work. We don’t lose our sense of humor or our determination. So maybe it’s the camaraderie, or maybe it’s the feeling of satisfaction when customers tell us we did what others couldn’t. This is a team environment, where we genuinely want to see one another succeed, and we genuinely need one another to reach our goals.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I apply?

    For all positions, you may apply here on our website.

    What is your hiring process?

    Please see our detailed hiring process below. Please work with the recruiting or hiring manager who has been in contact with you for next steps.




    What makes a candidate successful in the recruitment process?

    Candidates who are successful in our recruitment process take the proper time to complete each step of the process thoroughly and are true to themselves at each point. For our candidates and our company, it is in the best interest of both groups to identify if there is a true alignment between the individual and our company before we make a hiring decision. This usually leads to employees who enjoy their position at TIGHITCO and are able to grow within our company for a long time.

    Will I have the chance to meet the hiring manager or team during the recruitment process?

    In most cases, you will have the opportunity to meet our hiring manager(s) through our recruitment process. Most times this will happen through an in-person interview unless we have to conduct it virtually.

    We want our interview process to expose you to all the right people to determine if you are good fit for the position and company as well as a chance for you to ask questions and determine if this is the company you want to work for.

    I’ve applied for a position and haven’t heard back. What’s the status of my application?

    Our recruiting team receives hundreds of applications for each position, and we complete a thorough hiring process that typically includes multiple collaborative interviews. Timing varies based upon which positions are open for the locations and positions that you selected as your preferences during the application. The HR Manager will contact you with next steps.

    What are your working hours?

    The normal work schedule for all employees is 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (Monday through Friday). Staffing needs and operational demands may necessitate variations in starting and ending times, as well as variations in the total hours that may be scheduled each day and week.  

    What is the culture and work environment like?

    TIGHITCO is comprised of individuals working together for a common purpose. The contributions of each Employee in our company create our success. Every Employee is important; every Employee should be respected; every Employee should be given the opportunity to develop their full potential; every Employee is expected to contribute to the company’s success; every Employee should be honored for their efforts and contributions. Working relationships among Employees at TIGHITCO are based on trust. Trust is created by recognizing each other as individuals, helping out when and where needed, accepting help when and where needed, sharing knowledge and making a sincere effort to fulfill our responsibilities.

    Describe the level of diversity at TIGHITCO

    TIGHITCO is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences and other characteristics that make our employees unique.  

    TIGHITCO diversity initiatives are applicable but not limited to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

    • Respectful communication and cooperation among all employees
    • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
    • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees; varying needs
    • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for their diversity

    TIGHITCO. is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of non-discrimination.  This means that all qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for employment or promotion without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, sex, age or any other legally recognized protected class.         

    Can you tell me more about career development at TIGHITCO?

    Team members have numerous opportunities to acquire detailed knowledge of our products, processes, and industry through varied work assignments, thereby making themselves more valuable to the company. TIGHITCO has no single path for advancement. It has opportunities for employees who develop themselves as individual contributors as well as those who move into supervision.

    All employees may have the opportunity to get promoted if they are high performers, regardless of their tenure in the company.

    TIGHITCO employees give 100% when they are in the office. By focusing on generating results as a team and as a company while we’re here, when you leave work for the day you can disconnect completely and enjoy all personal time however you wish.

    Describe the TIGHITCO performance review process

    Performance reviews are held annually, focusing on the past year’s accomplishments along with goals and development plans for the future.

    The Performance Management Program consists of five major components:

    • Defining Performance Standards
    • Setting Goals and Metrics
    • Annual Performance Evaluation
    • Areas for Improvement
    Describe the typical work week and the amount of expected travel

    Most team members in technical and professional positions work about 40 hours per week. Manufacturing jobs often include overtime when business volume is high. Travel depends on the particular job and work at hand. Positions that might require travel include sales, marketing, engineering, and field service.

    Let’s work together to find your solution.