COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN III Aurora Flight Sciences
Be Part of the Next Generation of Flight
Aurora Flight Sciences is a leader in unmanned aerial systems, with a fleet of innovative aircraft designed to empower small tactical units, and safeguard our borders. Aurora provides the capabilities and process controls of a large company with the ?can do? attitude of a small company. Aurora?s mission is to detect, protect and explore with technology at every altitude. If you feel you are qualified, apply for this position, it could change your future.
Aurora Flight Sciences is seeking an experienced Composite Technician to join our growing team in Mississippi. This position requires an action and results oriented individual who can effectively achieve demanding development and production goals. This individual must also be able to interact and communicate at all levels of the organization.
Job Qualifications (basic job description): Summary
The Composite Technician III with little supervision performs advanced lay-up techniques to include pre-preg or wet lay-up, cutting, bagging, basic repair, autoclave, and / or trimming operations. This role must be able to demonstrate an understanding of how work orders, blueprints, and lay-up charts ensure the quality of the product and provide suggestions on improvements as well as coach and mentor other employees in proper procedures. Must also be able to work with all of the shop tools and equipment used in composite layup and assembly as well as demonstrates the ability to perform in a team environment and exhibit a willingness to?do what it takes? to ensure customer expectations are exceeded. Additionally, this technician must have experience and knowledge of AFP (Automated Fiber Placement) machines and have been an operator. This technician will be back up support for AFP Operator when needed.
Builds composite components for air vehicles using appropriate lay-up techniques
Handling, mixing and applying various resin/catalyst materials
Operates a broad variety equipment for cutting, kitting and assembly of materials to include machines requiring understanding of computer software technology
Uses hand/power tools in a safe and efficient manner in order to shape and form simple and complex components
Prepares composite components for curing process in autoclave and/or oven by applying proper vacuum bagging methods and procedures
Complete self-verification procedure on work orders and other related/required documents
Ensure parts meet all quality standards and guidelines prior to presenting for inspection
Perform simple and complex composite repairs when needed
Effectively coach and mentor others on the proper composite lay-up process and procedures
Maintains a neat and orderly work area, supports the company FOD (Foreign Object Damage) prevention program and complies with all safety regulations
Demonstrates the capacity to learn to read and interpret blueprints and selected GAC standards. (GAMPS, MEPS, GER).
Must be able to perform math computations, to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
Provide back up support for AFP machine to include set-up and operation
May work any shift and or overtime
Comply with good housekeeping, quality, FOD, and safety procedures
Supports other Aurora Flight Sciences sites as required
Performs other tasks as required by site leadership
Minimum Requirements (education and experience):
High school diploma or equivalent
3 to 5 years prior experience in composites using pre-preg & wet-layup techniques and materials
3 plus years of prior knowledge and experience operating AFP machines
Documented apprenticeship programs or trade school certification considered in combination with experience.
Ability to interpret complex engineering drawings, which utilize ASME, Y 14.5M
Knowledge of geometric tolerances is required.
Advanced ability to use computers and equipment which utilizes computer software technology for composite lay-ups & AFP machines
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced vocational and/or military technical schooling related to aircraft manufacturing or maintenance.
Ability to work in a manufacturing environment as well as able to lift and transport objects up to 40 pounds as well as stand, stoop, crawl, bend, crouch, climb and kneel.