Composite Manufacturing Technician

Maxar Technologies Ltd Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 2 months ago

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Maxar is currently seeking a Composite Manufacturing Technician to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. We are looking for an energetic, reliable person interested in continuing or entering into a career in composites. In this role, you will be working with an experienced team to create complex composite hardware through hand lay-up of resin impregnated carbon fiber materials, as well as performing assembly and bonding of complex composite structures. You will be trained to set up and run large ovens, autoclaves, and thermal chambers used for curing and testing of composite flight hardware.


  • Hand lay-up and vacuum bagging of composite structures using resin impregnated carbon fiber materials

  • Perform assembly and bonding of complex composite structures

  • Set up and run large oven and autoclaves for curing composite materials

  • Forklift loading of large tooling

  • Follow and maintain accurate documentation and time charging

  • Follow instructions for handling and storage of flight hardware

  • Read and use calipers, micrometers and standard shop measuring tools

  • Interpret blueprint drawings, process specifications, and work order instructions required to fabricate composite flight hardware

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

  • Minimum of 4 years of composite or manufacturing experience

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with assistance

  • Ability to be trained to drive a forklift

  • Ability to work swing shift

  • Ability to work overtime, as schedule requires

  • Familiar with basic computer functions

  • Ability to learn through on-the-job training in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a related field

  • Airframe and Powerplant certification

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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