Composite Technician III

Aurora Flight Sciences Columbus , MS 39701

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary:

The Composite Technician III possesses an extensive level of work experience and performs lay-up techniques on more complex geometry tools that include pre-preg or wet lay-up, cutting, bagging, composite repair, autoclave, and/or trimming operations. This role is a mentor to junior composite technicians and possesses a thorough understanding of how work orders, blueprints, and layup charts impact the quality of the product; takes an active role in seeking out the most expeditious build of parts, and provides guidance to junior technicians when needed. Must be proficient with shop tools and equipment used in composite layup and assembly as well as demonstrates the ability to perform in a team environment and exhibits full engagement in work assigned to ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded.

Responsibilities:

  • Build composite components for air vehicles using appropriate lay-up techniques.

  • Operate a broad variety of 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.

  • Ensure parts meet all quality standards and guidelines for inspection.

  • Perform simple to complex composite repairs when needed.

  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area, supports the company's FOD (Foreign Object Damage) prevention program and comply with all safety regulations.

  • Must be able to perform math computations, to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

  • 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 to include backfill for a Lead Technician as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 7 years' prior work-related experience; or combination of EMCC Composites Training Certificate with work-related experience at an Aurora site.

  • Proficient in the use of computers and equipment which utilizes computer software technology.

  • Must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder)

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced vocational and/or military technical schooling related to aircraft manufacturing or maintenance, or FAA licensed A&P a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to work in a manufacturing environment as well as lift and transport objects up to 40 pounds; job requires standing; may also require some stooping, crawling, bending, crouching, climbing, and kneeling.

Shift Requirements:

May be asked to work the day, second, or third shift with flexibility to work extended hours as needed.

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