Composite Technician

Rockwell Collins Jacksonville , FL 32277

Posted 3 months ago

Date Posted:
2019-06-14-07:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

HFL04: ASG Jacksonville-Blount Island 6061 BF Goodrich Blvd , Jacksonville, FL, 32226 USA

About the Business

While the rest of Collins Aerospace soars into the sky, Engineered Polymer Products dives into the sea! Located in Jacksonville, Florida, EPP specializes in marine applications for surface ships and submarines. Our dedicated teams create specialty naval parts that aid the U.S. Navy in executing their mission, ensuring excellence every day. Consider joining a community focused on culture, quality, and safety, and apply today!

Role Overview

This role is critical to successful manufacture of our products. Composite Technicians drive the pace of operation and the quality requirements necessary to meet our internal and external customer needs. This role works closely with 10-20 other Composite Technicians under the supervision of a Working Lead and Production Supervisor to bring essential naval products to life.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Receive detailed written instructions from the supervisor, lead technician, or an engineer. Judgments and decisions at this level are guided by clearly described procedures and instructions, and the work consists of recurring steps involved in the assembly of parts, subassemblies, and larger components.

  • Perform casting of materials to fabricate parts and/or for repair applications using products and processes which are varied but generally not complex in scope.

  • Fabricate polyurethane and like materials into subassemblies for the purpose of pre-fitting in preparation for bonding

  • Load and operate presses, ovens, and autoclaves. Adheres to equipment requirements and the method and sequences of operation to be followed in fabrication of parts using materials such as polyurethane, fiberglass, epoxy resins, and like materials.

  • Layout, pre-fits, assembles and casts polyurethane and like material on a variety of molds and surfaces.

  • Select tooling and materials compatible with the processing techniques identified in the work instructions.

  • Perform complex composite lay-up, vacuum bagging, cutting, repair, autoclave and / or trimming.

  • Verify work to ensure a defect free part prior to presenting to quality control (inspection).

  • Provide specialized technical assistance and interacts with team members to implement solutions.

  • Operate large manual, electric & pneumatic tools in the assembly and disassembly of large heavy steel structures, molds and fixtures

  • Work continuously in prolonged physically demanding postures

  • Safely work in a team environment rigging, lifting and transporting large parts and equipment.

  • Read and interpret planning documents

  • Apply your skill in the use of production tools

  • Use computers to record data (excel), track time (Autotime)

  • Be available for limited overtime when required to meet project schedule.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

Education and Certifications

  • High School Diploma / GED or equivalent required

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 months experience with composites

  • Must be willing to reside in Jacksonville, FL area; no relocation provided for this role

  • Must be willing and able to obtain a secret security clearance.

  • Must be willing to obtain certification to operate a powered industrial vehicle

"Nice to Have" Qualifications (i.e. desired) (optional)

  • Experience in manufacturing, industrial or labor position.

  • Experience in functions related to proper handling and use of frozen pre-preg materials

  • Prior aerospace industry experience is highly desirable

  • US DoD security clearance is highly desirable

Working Environment

  • Work assignments require moderate to strenuous effort. Workers must climb, bend, stoop, crawl, and stand for prolonged periods on concrete or metal surfaces. Will frequently lift parts and equipment that weigh up to 9 kilograms (20 pounds). Occasionally, may lift and carry items that weigh up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds) with mechanical lifting devices or assistance from other workers, if required

  • Hot environment (typically around 80 degrees F)

  • Occasional exposure to chemicals, wearing a respirator when required

Special notes

I. United States

a. Authorization to work restrictions:

  • This position is only available to U.S. citizens

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more

At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems we're driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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