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Composite Technician III
Spanish Fork, UT
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) an affiliate of General Atomics is a world leader in proven reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Under limited supervision and working in a loud environment with a variety of epoxy agents this position performs a variety of non-routine and non-repetitive procedures and assists in the fabrication curing build-up and assembly of various types of composite materials where required information is readily available methods and sequences have been pre-determined and tooling is provided. Works to blueprints templates sample parts process sheets and other authorized information.Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Assist in the preparation of molds and forms.
+ Mark and cut tape woven material honeycomb adhesive and similar materials following templates guides or specific dimensions and sequences.
+ Route drill trim and sand to blueprint dimensions and tolerances. Operate vacuum press as required. Assist in the lay-up of composite materials to molds.
+ Fit and smooth successive layers of materials as necessary to secure build-up free from wrinkles air pockets and voids following directions and instructions.
+ Assist in the development of shop aids to facilitate fabrication trimming and assembly as required.
+ Assemble Aircraft components using structural adhesives rivets and threaded fasteners.
+ Prepare surface and paint composite and metal components including bodywork contour shaping and sanding. Apply spray application of epoxy paints urethane and water based epoxy coatings using a high volume low-pressure spray gun.
+ Check expiration dates of materials prior to use prepare proper mixes of resins and catalysts.
+ May make continuity checks on work in progress and may monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.
+ Maintain records as required. Supports the quality process by maintaining work area in an orderly condition by returning tools equipment and materials to storage areas.
+ Responsible for observing all laws regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
+ Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
+ Other duties as assigned or required.
Travel Percentage Required:
0% - 25%
Experienced Composite Technician - 2nd Shift
+ Typically requires High School diploma or equivalent and five or more years of related experience.
+ Must be able to verbally communicate read and comprehend written and verbal instructions detailed blueprints and other similar authorized drawings and documents and be capable of doing basic mathematical calculations.
+ Must be able to use hand tools such as rollers paper cutters scissors x-acto knives electric heat gun and fixtures such as molds and mandrels.
+ Ability to use measuring instruments such as scales and protractors and calipers.
+ Familiarity with common shop tools such as band saws disk sanders drill press wood lathe etc.
+ May require respirator certification. Must be able to work in a loud environment; work extended hours as required; and be able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs.
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General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race color religion gender pregnancy sex sexual orientation gender identity gender expression national origin age genetic information protected veteran status disability or any other basis protected by local state or federal law.
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