Composite Technician

Mojave, CA

Posted: 08/20/2019 Industry: Aerospace Job Number: 312

Job Description

  • 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

Job Requirements

Composite Technician

Additional Information

Composite Technician

Meet Your Recruiter

Chris Sheets
Managing Member

Chris has spent nearly 20 years in the staffing/consulting/contracting industry with the last 15 years in the Aerospace Engineering Industry. His background is in full life cycle recruiting, sales, identifying and growing niche opportunities. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

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