Fabricators perform production-related activities as outlined in work instructions and verbal directions. Fabricator adheres to high workmanship standards essential to the construction of products. Various applications and operations required include trimming, folding, burning and/or adhering substances to material surfaces. May use composites / metals / plastics / tape / labels / hand tools and different types of fabric and materials.
Wet Layup: Prepares molds for layup. Weighs and mixes resins, catalysts and adhesives. Distributes resin according to Shop Work Instructions and/or Routings. Maintains proper ply orientation/counts and insures proper part conformity such as no bridging and voids. Prepares vacuum bags per general bagging procedures.
Essential Functions Wet Layup:
Prepreg Layup: Some prepreg work may be required, using molds and tools as required.
Oven Operation: Sets up correct computer program, oven controller and temperature recorder. Sets up tools/parts with thermocouples and vacuum lines.
Documents cure data, stores computer data and print outs.
Travelers/Routings: Follows and uses part travelers (work orders) routings and SWI's. Properly document all information as required.
Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe work environment and ensuring the proper care of tooling and equipment.
Moves or assists in moving materials, parts, tools and equipment as required.
Responsible for ensuring fabricated parts are within quality standards and tolerance requirements before and after layup process. Designated time standards must be met.
Performs other duties, consistent with the position, as required or assigned