Composite Technician

Mojave, CA

Posted: 08/20/2019 Industry: Aerospace Job Number: 312
  • Final Assembly - several openings
    Your Mission
  • Fabricate and Assemble Composite/metallic parts and assemblies
  • Fabricate, Mock/Jig, Bond, and Install Composite/metallic parts and components
  • Able to utilize precision measurement tools
  • Familiar with aircraft nomenclature and configuration
  • Work with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to record job status, time spent, and material tracking.
  • Works with Time Management System
  • Follow instructions precisely to complete complex assemblies accurately.
  • Read and interpret Engineering Orders (E.O.S), blueprints, process specifications, and Manufacturing Work Instructions (MWI)
  • What You Bring
  • Experience in low production rate manufacturing program(s) from initial development through delivery to customer preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with aircraft fabrication and assembly required.
  • Composite bonding experience with a variety of adhesive systems; strong understanding of the bonding process and surface preparation.
  • Able to assemble/disassemble precision fixtures/jigs to aid in bonding of airframe structures.
  • Strong craftsmanship skills and experience with various types of hand tools and hand-held power tools.
  • Airframe & Power Plant License preferred but not necessary.
  • Hands-on experience (Practical working knowledge) in a precision yet manual manufacturing setting strongly preferred.
  • Identifies acceptable defects. Uses applicable inspection criteria for non-destructive inspection.
  • A strong understanding of the importance of FOD control and tool control.
  • Experienced with Quality Inspection points and process documentation.
  • Daily attendance is essential for this position.
  • Can think outside of the box and develop creative methods to finish jobs per schedule and demands.
  • Must be able to take direction well and be a strong team player.
  • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools a plus.
  • Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems a plus.
  • Strong safety work ethic recognizes the importance of properly handing hazardous materials, chemicals, tools, etc.
  • Enjoys manual/physical labor.
  • Comfortable working in a non-temperature controlled environment.
  • Familiar with the FAA s AC 43.13-1B.

  • ITAR Requirements
    To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

    Fabrication - several openings Key Components of position
  • Composites fabrication & sub-assembly:
    • Fabrication of parts using wet layup and pre-impregnated composite materials
    • Knowledge of properly preparing tooling for layup (Clean, seal, release)
    • Placement and consolidation of composite materials in tooling
    • Grinding, cutting, and trimming of parts
    • Working knowledge of composite specific equipment including ovens, Gerber cutting machines, and Virtek laser computers.
    • Bonding composite structures
    • Hand finishing parts to proper fitment
    • Wet layup with multiple resin systems and fabrics
    • Locating parts and creating fixtures to blueprints and / or engineering instructions
    • Attention to detail and ability to self-inspect work to ensure quality defects are mitigated
  • Professional requirements for position
  • 3+ years of experience with composites or aircraft fabrication and assembly preferred.
  • Flexible to work overtime/modified/Non-standard shifts preffered
  • Strong safety work ethic recognizes the importance of properly handing hazardous materials, chemicals, tools, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Complete understanding of clean as you go /5S/FOD/Tool control programs mandatory
  • Ability to perform repairs on composite structures
  • Experienced with quality inspection points and process documentation.
  • Knowledge of resins, mixing, ratios, and paste mixes.
  • Must be able to take direction well and is a strong team player.
  • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills.

  • Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods 8 hours min.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted).
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working on Elevated Platforms
Composite Technician
Composite Technician

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