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Matrix Composites Composite Operator in Rockledge, Florida

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1. Education: Minimum of High School Diploma or GED.2. No Experience necessary3. Essential Skills: Read and understand detailed work orders, engineering process instructions and drawings.4. Computer Skills: Computer skills including MS Office.5. Communication skills: Communicate both verbally and in writing.6. Organization: Must be organized, detail oriented and respond to change.7. Safety Related: Must become certified to wear a respirator.Position Description: The composite operator fabricates and assembles composite parts in the following areas: Gerber, layup, infusion/injecting, curing, post-operations (bonding, deflash, trimming, drilling, sanding and painting) of composites. The composite operator performs all duties in compliance with MSP ME-001 to establish controls and responsibilities relative to maintaining a suitable environment for the fabrication of composite structures.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:1) All composite operators follow and accurately complete work orders for the assemblies for one of the areas below.a) All layup composite operators are trained on specific program parts using the Stationized Work Order (SWO) to develop their competencies:i) Cuts fiberglass or carbon material to size, following templates or drawings, using approved cutting tools such as scissors or knives.ii) Marks identifying information on material and assembles material in kits for subsequent laminating.iii) Applies layers of dry or impregnated cloth onto mold or fixture in pre-determined ply sequence and presses cloth to fit contours of mold, smooth surface, and remove air pockets and excess resin using squeegee, scraper, spatula, and/or other tools.iv) Fits and joins the ends of cloth accurately using approved cutting tools. Encases molded laminates and as appropriate (per the SWO) release materials, bagging material and bleeder cloth and prepares for cure by attaching the vacuum bagging apparatus such as thermocouples, probes and vacuum connections to mold and exhausts air from vacuum bag to seal laminate for curing.v) Tests seal on vacuum bagging apparatus using leak detector.vi) Trims, drills, grind, sands, and finishes cured parts to specifications using templates, fixtures, hand tools, and/or power tools. Pre-fits and assembles cured parts into assemblies or subassemblies using jigs, fixtures, power tools, and/or fasteners.b) All resin transfer molding (RTM) and injection operators are trained on specific program parts using the SWO to develop their competencies:i) Set up and observe operation of RTM machine and verify conformance of machined workpiece to specifications.ii) May operate lifting equipment such as the gantry or forklift.iii) Inventories materials on work floor.iv) Use raw materials and shop supplies and maintain organization of inventories.v) Weighs materials or products and records weight on tags, labels or production schedules.c) All post operations composite operators are trained on specific program parts using the SWO to develop their competencies:i) Lays-out trim lines or cut to scribe linesii) Sands, files and paints as requirediii) Prepare parts for bonding, setting up and preparing bond fixture or bonding jig, and mixing bonding agents according to manufacturers specifications.iv) Prepares post-op oven for cure cycle and cure run.v) Sets up routers for close-tolerance cutsvi) Safely operates appropriate machinery such as: buffers, routers, sanders and grinders.vii) Drilling of close tolerance holes.viii) Performs deflash and/or bonding operations as defined by the SWO.2) Assures that completed work complies with FAA regulations (if applicable), customer requirements and/or company specifications.3) Keep scrap materials at minimum levels; keep assigned areas clean and effe