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Composites Technician

Location: Hawthorne, CA, United States
Job # 9908410
Date Posted: 09-11-2017
Composites Technician
Hawthorne, CA 90250
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Pay rate: $24-38/hr (DOE)


• Trimming and finishing of composite and composite metallic assemblies.
• Assembly of structures including setup, bonding and fastener applications.
• Experience with various types of hand tools or hand-held power tools.
• Read and interpret engineering drawings, an understanding for drawing symbols, flag notes and general notes.
• Use of solvents to prepare surfaces for sealing or assembly.
• Vacuum bag processing, bonding, and oven/autoclave curing.
• Make basic layouts on parts or assemblies in order to establish reference points and to check dimensions using calipers, micrometers, precision scales and torque wrenches.
• Must be able to work per engineering drawings as well as both written and verbal instructions and work with engineers to develop composite hardware fabrication and assembly processes/tooling.
• Layout and measure patterns on epoxy and polyurethane foams, aluminum and wood.
• Cut and shape patterns using planes, shaves, files, sure foams, scrapers, routers, hotwires, mills and lathes.
• Apply sealers, releases, base coats and finish coats using various spray equipment.
• Perform product inspection and rework as required.

Basic Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED
• Minimum of 2 years with layup, bonding or assembly of composites
• Experience with composite tooling materials (Prepreg, wet layup)
Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Reaming and honing and/or countersinking of uniform close tolerance holes in proper sequence while using the correct tool for the job (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner).
• Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives, and special finishes

Additional Requirements:

• Must be willing to work significant overtime.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 25lbs
• Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position.
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