Composites Fabricator Location: Ashburn, VA (44611)Job ID: #60278Duration:  12 mosPay Rate:  $26 ph (W2) Job Description:The ideal candidate will be capable of working independently or in a small group setting. This position requires the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with a fo

Structures Mechanic - Composites (VA)

Butler Aerospace & Defense • 
Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Position Type: Contractor
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Composites Fabricator
Location: Ashburn, VA (44611)
Job ID: #60278
Duration:  12 mos
Pay Rate:  $26 ph (W2)
 
Job Description:
The ideal candidate will be capable of working independently or in a small group setting. This position requires the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with a focus on quality and attention to detail. Required tasks will include the fabrication of composites using various techniques and types of materials, painting, composites trimming and bonding, integration, etc. Fabrication experience, manufacturing experience, and/or aviation maintenance experience are required for this position. Composites fabrication experience is a plus.
Performs all duties required to fabricate and integrate composite parts and assemblies. Tasks required may include:
Constructs wet layups and/or Pre-Pregs of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and/or Kevlar utilizing various methods such as compression molds, vacuum bagging, and compression bladders
Operates ovens to complete bonding cycle. Controls conditions of heat and time by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agents being used
Performs minor part-fitting operations such as trimming, filing, drilling, sanding, sawing, burring, crimping, framing, riveting, and reaming
Bonds a variety of materials (composite, metal, or laminate) to parts, components, assemblies, equipment or structures to complete semi-finished or finished products.
Assemblies and integrates sub-assemblies to composite structures
Paints composite structures.
Documents new processes, recommends updates for existing processes, and reviews drawings in support of engineering
Monitors and verifies quality of finished product. Measures parts with micrometers and calipers to verify dimensions
Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee safety; upholding corporate safety standards
Job Requirements:
Education/Experience/Licenses etc.:
• Fabrication experience, manufacturing experience, or experience in aviation maintenance
• Proficiency with various shop equipment including: cutting/grinding tools, composite curing ovens, manual mills and lathes, table saw, band saws, etc.
• Ability to read and understand drawings, procedures, and/or schedules
• Knowledge and understanding of product quality processes
 
Required Skills:
• Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment
• Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
• Proficiency with various shop equipment including: cutting/grinding tools, drills, etc
• Ability to read and understand drawings, procedures, and/or schedules
• Knowledge and understanding of product quality processes
• Ability to accurately complete all required paperwork
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products
• Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)
 
Desired:
• Aircraft A&P is desired but not required
• Experience working in an environment that implements lean practices
• Experience working in an environment that implements ESD and FOD controls
• Composites fabrication experience
 
Education:
• High school diploma required
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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