Composite Technician

Melbourne, FL
Full Time
Mid Level

Position Summary

The Composites Technician operates production equipment and is responsible for manufacturing and assembly of products. Follows blueprints, guidelines and/or diagrams to ensure product specifications to tolerance levels are met.

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).



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