Composite Technician I

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

Columbus, MS 39701

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Composite Technician I

Job Code 3395

Location Columbus, MS

Location/s Columbus, MS

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Composite Technician I

Position Overview:

The Composite Technician I will learn to perform lay-up techniques that include pre-preg or wet lay-up, cutting, bagging, basic repair, autoclave, ply cutting, and/or trimming operations. This role must be able to train and demonstrate an understanding of how work orders, blueprints, and layup charts ensure the quality of the product, and take an active role in asking questions, and seeking out instructions that aid in the most expeditious build of parts as he/she completes training. Must become proficient with 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 met or exceeded.

Specific Responsibilities during and after training:

+ Build composite components for air vehicles using appropriate lay-up techniques.

+ Operate a broad variety equipment for cutting, kitting, and assembly of materials to include machines requiring understanding of computer software technology.

+ Use hand/power tools in a safe and efficient manner to shape and form simple and complex components.

+ Prepare composite components for curing process in autoclave and/or oven by applying proper vacuum bagging methods and procedures.

+ Ensure parts meet all quality standards and guidelines prior to presenting for inspection.

+ Perform simple composite repairs when needed.

+ Maintain a neat and orderly work area, supports the company FOD (Foreign Object Damage) prevention program and complies with all safety regulations.

+ Must be able to perform math computations, to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

+ May work any shift and overtime.

+ Comply with good housekeeping, quality, FOD, and safety procedures.

+ Support other Aurora Flight Sciences sites as required.

+ Perform other tasks as required by site leadership.

Minimum Requirements:

+ High school diploma or equivalent.

+ Minimum 3 years’ prior work-related experience; or completion of EMCC Composites Training Certificate with work-related experience at an Aurora site.

+ Proficient in the use of computers and equipment which utilizes computer software technology.

+ Must be a US Person. ?

Desired Requirements:

+ Advanced vocational and/ or military technical schooling related to aircraft manufacturing or maintenance, or FAA licensed A&P a plus.

Physical Requirements:

+ Ability to work in a manufacturing environment as well as lift and transport objects up to 35 pounds; job requires standing; may also require some stooping, crawling, bending, crouching, climbing, and kneeling.

Shift Requirements:

+ Off shift with flexibility to work extended work hours or other shifts as needed?

Aurora Company Overview

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid-prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now, as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora’s innovation is combined with Boeing’s size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of aerospace systems.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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