Composites Fabricator I


  • Posted 3 years ago
  • Ashburn, Virginia
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LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking a Composites Fabricator I for an opportunity in Ashburn, VA.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:


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.


Essential Functions:

  • 85% of time - 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
  • 5% of time - Documents new processes, recommends updates for existing processes, and reviews drawings in support of engineering
  • 5% of time - Monitors and verifies quality of finished product. Measures parts with micrometers and calipers to verify dimensions
  • 5% of time - Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee safety; upholding corporate safety standards

Required Experience, Skills & Education:

  • 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
  • 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)
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clerance is mandatory
  • High school diploma required

Preferred Requirements:

  • Active Secret clearance is desired but not required
  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely complete all physical activities required in a manufacturing environment including, but not limited to:
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying 25-50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Walking, bending, sitting, standing, climbing, and reaching for prolonged periods of time on a regular basis.
  • Ability to seize, grasp, turn, hold, and operate manufacturing tools and equipment.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a manufacturing environment with regular exposure to moving mechanical parts, dust, fumes, chemicals, and loud noises.
  • Reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Why Choose LAUNCH?

A team of aviation staffing experts leads LAUNCH. We understand the challenges of finding the top aviation jobs and we focus on linking you with the best openings in the most sought-after locations.

LAUNCH offers you an ACA compliant benefit package including company-sponsored medical insurance with multiple plans to choose from. Our Minimum Essential Coverage is offered to every employee who does not have coverage elsewhere at no cost to you! LAUNCH also offers a 401(k) program with a company match. Plus, you join the LAUNCH Loyalty Club on your first day, earning you extra cash bonuses, apparel and safety rewards.


If you’re ready to LAUNCH your career, you've found an employer that can take you to new heights.



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