Manufacturing Associates TPI
TPI is a recognized industry leader in composite materials design, testing and
manufacturing. The company specializes in the fabrication of composite structures for the
wind energy market.
TPI is now recruiting Manufacturing Associates for our composite wind turbine blade
fabrication facility located in Newton, Iowa.
Candidates will perform any combination of the following tasks to fabricate composite
wind turbine blades to exact specifications:
? Cutting fiberglass cloth to size, following template or blueprints, using cutting
machines, scissors, or knives.
? Applying layers of fiberglass cloth onto mold or fixture in predetermined ply
sequence, and presses cloth to fit contours on mold, smooth surface, and remove air
pockets and excess resin using squeegee, scraper, or spatula.
? Encasing molded laminate in bagging material and bleeder cloth, attaches vacuum
? Dispensing, handling, and applying composite resins and adhesives.
? Trimming, drilling, grinding, sanding, and finishing cured parts to specifications,
using templates, fixtures, tools, and power tools.
? Pre?fitting and assembling cured parts into assemblies or subassemblies, using jigs,
fixtures, power tools, and fasteners, such as rivets and bolts.
? High school diploma or equivalent.
? Basic reading, writing, math, and listening skills
? Ability to read a tape measure and basic math skills
? Strong eye?hand coordination.
? 2 year?s previous manufacturing or industrial experience or vocational training
? A strong work ethic and attention to detail and quality.
? Commitment to training and mastering the craft of blade building. The learning
curve is about six months before all duties are mastered.
Candidates must be willing and able to work:
? In an industrial environment where there will be exposure to elevated high heat and
humidity, fiberglass dust, and hazardous chemicals
? In a safety?sensitive, demanding, detail oriented, deadline driven environment that
requires simultaneous handling of multiple priorities
? Independently and as a member of a team. ? Ability to work extended hours as needed to meet production requirements. (Up to
a 12 hour shift)
Candidates must be capable of performing the following tasks:
? Work from verbal and /or written work instructions.
? Lifting and carrying up to 25?50lbs.
? Frequent use of manual, electric, and pneumatic hand tools.
? Frequent standing, sitting, bending, kneeling, squatting, ladder and stair climbing
and occasional crawling, twisting and lying.
? Frequent reaching and repetitive manipulation of hands for simple grasping,
pushing and pulling.
? Wearing of personal protective equipment including, but not limited to safety
glasses, gloves, protective garments, and respirators.
? Reliable attendance and punctuality is critical to successful performance in this role.
The job characteristics described above represent those an employee encounters while
performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
TPI Iowa offers competitive wages, a safe working environment, and comprehensive
benefits package. Benefits offered include health, dental, vision, 401k with company match,
life and disability insurance.
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