Unmanned Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician I-III - Swing Shift

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Manufactures products using either wet lamination or pre-preg lamination. Individual will be able to function in all phases of oven/autoclave operations, providing lamination operators with necessary tooling and supporting equipment and materials. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels. Each level of has additional duties and responsibilities listed. Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician All: * Performs a variety of tasks, which require knowledge of lamination techniques, materials, tools and equipment. * Interprets and follows manufacturing orders. * Basic working knowledge of computer data entry function preferred * Follow proper handling techniques and all safety guidelines * Capable of driving forklifts and crane operation * Coordinates with department supervisor and team lead on all the work going in and out of ovens/autoclaves , assist with moving tools into the staging area * Prepare oven/autoclave for loading/unloading by following applicable procedures * Responsible for loading/unloading ovens/autoclaves, connecting vacuum lines, thermocouples and verifying leak test on vacuum bagged parts. * Perform necessary functions in case of bag leak, or thermal failure. * An understanding of all controls and recording equipment for autoclaves and ovens. * Use hand/power tools in a safe and efficient manner for demolding process. * Inspection of in-process and finished product using measuring tools and other tests procedures as required. * Familiarity with all safety procedures identified with operating a pressure vessel, overhead crane, and area operations. * Must be able to prep tools using cleaning and release agents. * Must be able to demold, drill and deflash parts as required per Manufacturing Order * Using pre-preg lamination techniques, cuts cloth and lays up products of varying tolerances. * Prepares products for vacuum bagging (pre-preg). * Handles, applies, stores and disposes of composite materials, adhesives, sealants, resins and solvents using proper handling techniques and following all safety guidelines. * Inspects finished products for conformance to specifications. * Completes all required documentation related to assigned job(s). * Follows FOD (foreign object debris prevention) practices. * Complies with established safety directives. * Follow proper cure procedures for parts and tools as required * Maintains a clean work area to ensure strict adherence to 5S Standards. * Complies with established QMS procedures. Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician I: Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include * Working under close supervision * Math * Documentation * Materials Knowledge * Tooling/Molds * Equipment * Basic understanding of all controls and recording equipment for autoclaves and ovens and able to operate with assistance. * Process * Quality * Safety Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician II: Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include an intermediate level of * Working under limited supervision * May work from verbal directives * Math * Documentation * Materials Knowledge * Tooling/Molds * Equipment * Understanding of all controls and recording equipment for autoclaves and ovens and able to operate independently. * Process * Quality * Safety Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician III: Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include an advanced level of * Working under minimal supervision * Responsible for training entry level employees * Math * Documentation * Materials Knowledge * Tooling/Molds * Equipment * Full understanding of all controls and recording equipment for autoclaves and ovens, able to write and modify recipes and train others. * Process * Quality * Safety Non-Essential Job Duties * Other duties as assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None. Experience and Skills KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: * Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards * Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors * Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary * Ability to adhere to workplace rules * Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel * Ability to support a 'right-the-first-time' approach that focuses on zero defects. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Each successive level of Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s). Required Experience: Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician I: * HS Diploma or equivalent * Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills * Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure * Minimum of six months experience required, preferably in manufacturing environment Typical qualifications for this level include: * Math * Documentation * Materials Knowledge * Tooling/Molds * Equipment * Process * Quality * Safety * May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician II: Minimum of 1 year experience required, preferably in a manufacturing environment Typical qualifications for this level include an intermediate level of: * Basic computer skills with the ability to navigate around files * Math * Documentation * Materials Knowledge * Tooling/Molds * Equipment * Process * Quality * Safety * May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician III: Minimum of 3 year experience required, preferably in a manufacturing environment Typical qualifications for this level include an advanced level of: * Math * Documentation * Materials Knowledge * Tooling/Molds * Equipment * Process * Quality * Safety * May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). PREFERRED EXPERIENCE Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician I: * One year hands-on experience in manufacturing production * Hands on experience, training, or education in laying up aircraft parts onto hard tooling using pre-preg carbon fiber * Hands on experience, training, or education in carbon composite bonding techniques * Hands on experience, training, or education in using epoxies and adhesive type materials to build parts and assemblies Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician II: * 2 years hands-on experience in composite manufacturing Aircraft Composite Autoclave Technician III: * 4 years hands-on experience in composite manufacturing WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Requirements: * Standing, walking, lifting, bending, reaching, grasping, stooping, kneeling, climbing * Must be physically capable of pushing and pulling carts in and out of the ovens and autoclave and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs. * May occasionally manipulate materials * Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes Working Conditions: * May work in controlled and non-temperature controlled environments * Occasional exposure to noise, hazardous materials and chemicals * May work extended hours or weekends * Works with a variety of hand tools, power tools and other related equipment * Works in confined spaces TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: None.

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