Core Accountabilities and Essential Functions
- Laminate assemblies by determining proper placement of composite materials into tools.
- Prepare parts for bagging, including placement of bleeders, thermocouples, probes, and vacuum connections.
- Vacuum bag processing, bonding, and curing.
- Make basic layouts on parts or assemblies in order to establish reference points and to check dimensions using calipers, micrometers, precision scales and torque wrenches.
- Surface prep, hand and power abrasion techniques, parts trimming and finishing.
- Tool prep and maintenance.
- Spacecraft structure assembly.
- Ensure all production services are performed on time, safely, and in a professional manner.
- Drill, ream, countersink full size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using drill motor.
- Set countersinking tools to proper depth as required.
- Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools, and files to prepare for installation of fasteners.
- Use solvents to clean surfaces prior to sealing or assembly.
- Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives, special finishes.
- Load and unload ovens to bond detail parts to assemblies.
- Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner.
- Determine and obtain correct type and size fasteners.
- Check work after completion of each operation in job and/or completed job to ensure it is complete per drawing.
- Modification, repair, assembly of spacecraft.
- Use tooling holes, pilot holes, or by hand (as required), per drawing or tooling instructions.
- Align parts and secure in place using clecos or tooling/hand clamps.
- Check for good edge margins and alignment.
- Shim and/or trim parts as required.
- Select drill bits, reamers and/or countersinking tools for pilot and full-size holes.
- Locate, drill pilot holes using drill motor and proper size drill bit(s).
Required Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or GED.
- A minimum of 1 year of experience working with composite materials in either layup (lamination), bonding, or assembly of composites.
- Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings, an understanding of symbols, flag notes and general notes.
- Experience in a fast-paced production environment with flight hardware.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, read travelers, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Attention to detail and accuracy while working within a fast-paced production environment.
- Ability to use precision calibrated tools-torque wrenches, micrometers, and calipers.
- Familiarity with hands-on operations with both large and small fragile assemblies.
- Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and follow detailed work instructions.
- Collaboration with production engineers and quality personnel to develop and document activities.
- Ability to effectively communication (verbal and written) with engineering and production.
- Solid written and oral communication skills.
- Awareness of financial and commercial considerations.
- Must be a team player and be able to function in a collaborative environment.
- Proficiency with the use of Microsoft suite of products.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18.00-23.00 /hr.
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