Assists Senior Technician/Process Engineer in the fabrication of composite materials used in the manufacture of molds and tools. Actively participates in classroom and/or on-the-job training leading to reasonable advancement in skill level. When directed, assists in other work areas including, but not limited to, infusion and oven crews. Performs various sanding duties, depending on shape and process, to finish jobs to customer’s specifications. Performs various painting duties depending on shape and process. Must be familiar with the mixing and application of various paint products including duratecs, gel coats and epoxy paints.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Receives and carries out directions from designated supervisors and senior technicians.
Cuts and lays composite fabric and flow media to design specifications under supervision.
Assists with the mixing, and application of resins.
Identifies and obtains equipment, tools and material needed to perform job functions.
Assists in the vacuum bagging process in order to prepare parts for infusion, drop tests and de-bulks.
Assists with detecting, isolating and repairing vacuum leaks; monitors infusion processes.
Performs tabbing operations to work order specifications.
Maintains equipment and keeps shop area clean.
Assists with product repair procedures as identified by engineering or supervisory personnel.
Performs grinding and buffing to parts as needed.
Performs various grit sanding procedures such as radius work & detail, repairs & patch, and installs inserts.
Performs aerospace tool finishing such as patching, and re-spraying.
Works with molds; plug prep, mold lay-up and mold finishing.
Prepares surfaces and applies paint to achieve tool requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Incumbent must be able to understand and comply with safety practices and hazardous material disposal procedures.
Behavior: The incumbent must work well under pressure, meeting and completing multiple deadlines. The incumbent shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
Being at work on time and maintaining good attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job.