Composite Technician 1

  • Works from process sheets, or verbal instructions identifying the type and sequence of operations needed to construct a variety of parts used for the production of antennae assemblies to meet contractual requirements.
  • Prepares tooling/fixturing used for fabrication and coupon testing.
  • Operates standard equipment to remedy in-process conditions such as excess or insufficient resin, trapped air pockets or delamination.
  • Prepares ingredients, such as resins, catalysts, fillers, accelerators, and colors, according to process.
  • Sets up and operates forming machines and presses, or laminates plastic cloth and resins or preimpregnated cloth onto layup mold or bonding fixture, to shape parts.
  • Wraps bonding fixture or mold in vacuum bagging materials, attaches fittings to mold or fixture, such as vacuum connections, thermocouples, and probes, and exhausts air from vacuum bag to prepare lamination for curing or bonding.
  • Cuts material to size, using shears, knives, cutters, scissors, router, or saw.
  • Lays out cutting lines on materials, such as sheet stock, fiberglass or core maximum, following template pattern, blueprints, sketches, or sample part, using measuring and marking instruments.
  • Set-up and operate curing ovens and autoclaves, to meet defined objectives as needed.
  • Cures product either under heat lamps or in oven hooking appropriate heat and cooling lines, adjusting steam pressure and water valves as needed.
  • Verifies work using verniers, height gauges, dial indicators, micrometers, etc.
  • Performs structural testing utilizing mechanical test equipment to verify bond line integrity.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requires a High School diploma or equivalent plus two (2) years experience in industrial composite/plastics fabrication. Required Skills and Education

Requires a High School diploma or equivalent plus two (2) years experience in industrial composite/plastics fabrication.

Preferred Skills and Education

Proficient computer skills preferred. Lean manufacturing training is a plus.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression

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