COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN LEAD 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 Lead, 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): Under the direction of the Manufacturing Supervisor will provide daily guidance to a group of technicians as they perform 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 advance understanding of the industry, work orders, blueprints, and lay-up charts ensure the quality of the product. This position is hands-on and will collaborate with Supervisor and other functional areas to resolve issues and make suggestions for improvement as well as coach and mentor other employees in proper processes and 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.
Specific Responsibilities: Assists Supervisor in preparing and adjusting schedules as well as provide daily guidance on work activities to other technicians to meet priorities and customer deadlines
Supports Supervisor in ensuring composite technicians meets quality, production rate, startup time, paperwork completion, self-verification procedure/training and margin requirements and reports on group activities as required
Collaborates with Supervisor and other functional departments in the development, improvement and maintenance of internal process specifications through a working knowledge of industry standards, customer standards and a wide range of composite manufacturing trends.
Work with Manufacturing Supervisor in resolving problems and developing methods and techniques for building department capability
Performance appropriate lay-up, prep, kitting, bagging and curing techniques, process, procedures to build air vehicle component parts
Operates a broad variety equipment for cutting, kitting and assembly of materials to include machines requiring understanding of computer software technology
Effectively coach and mentor others on the proper composite lay-up, prep, kitting, bagging and curing 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
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 with ability to perform basic math, locating information and reading comprehension skills
Must have a minimum of 6-10 years of recent experience with pre-preg & wet lay-up techniques and composite materials
Demonstrated leadership ability in coaching and mentoring others for efficient performance
Post-secondary education or training in composites and composite repairs preferred
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, manufacturing specs, work orders and selected GAC standards. (GAMPS, MEPS, GER).
Ability to use precision measurement devices and other hand/power tools
Working knowledge of computer and computer software
Working knowledge of composite materials, epoxies, resin cure cycles
Effective verbal and written communication
Additional Preferred Qualifications: Prior leadership experience preferred
Physical Requirements: Ability to working within a manufacturing environment and able to lift and transport objects up to 40 pounds as well as consistently stoop, crawl, bend, crouch, climb and kneel.
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