The Composite Technician performs advance lay-up techniques to include pre-preg or wet lay-up, cutting, bagging, basic repair, autoclave, and/or trimming operations.
The Composite Technician will support our Manufacturing Group at our Bridgeport, WV facility.
The Composite Technician must be able to demonstrate an understanding of how work orders, blueprints, and lay-up charts ensure the quality of the product and provide suggestions on improvements as well as coach and mentor other employees in proper procedures. Must also be able to work with shop tools and equipment used in composite layup and assembly as well as demonstrates the ability to perform in a team environment and exhibit a willingness to “do what it takes” to ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded.
Build composite components for air vehicles using appropriate lay-up techniques
Handling, mixing, and applying various resin/catalyst materials
Operate a broad variety equipment for cutting, kitting, and assembly of materials to include machines requiring understanding of computer software technology
Use hand/power tools in a safe and efficient manner to shape and form simple and complex components
Prepare composite components for curing process in autoclave and/or oven by applying proper vacuum bagging methods and procedures
Complete self-verification procedure on work orders and other related/required documents
Ensure parts meet all quality standards and guidelines prior to presenting for inspection
Perform simple and complex composite repairs when needed
Effectively coach and mentor others on the proper composite lay-up process and procedures
Maintain a neat and orderly work area, supports the company FOD (Foreign Object Damage) prevention program and complies with all safety regulations
Must be able to perform math computations, to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions
Provide back up support for AFP machine to include set-up and operation
May work any shift and overtime
Comply with good housekeeping, quality, FOD, and safety procedures
Support other Aurora Flight Sciences sites as required
Perform other tasks as required by site leadership
High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum 2 years prior experience in composites using pre-preg or wet-layup techniques and materials
Experienced in FAA manufacture and associated paperwork
Documented apprenticeship programs or trade school certifications considered in combination with experience
Ability to interpret complex engineering drawings, which utilize ASME, Y 14.5 M
Knowledge of geometric tolerances is required
Proficient in the use of computers and equipment which utilizes computer software technology for composites lay-ups and AFP machines
Must be a US Person or Permanent Resident Green Card Holder
Advanced vocational and/ or military technical schooling related to aircraft manufacturing or maintenance, or FAA licensed A&P
Ability to work in a manufacturing environment as well as lift and transport objects up to 40 pounds as well as consistently stand, stoop, crawl, bend, crouch, climb, and kneel
Day shift with flexibility to work extended work hours or other shifts as needed
Aurora Company Overview:
Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid-prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now, as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora’s innovation is combined with Boeing’s size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of aerospace systems.
Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.