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Become A Composite Technician

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Working As A Composite Technician

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • $53,780

    Average Salary

What Does A Composite Technician Do At Kelly Services

* A Composite Technician will be trained to expertly perform lay-up and fabrication of composite "fiberglass" aircraft parts.
* Types of lay-up include major components and structures utilizing various types of resin infused carbon fiber and fiberglass.
* A successful composite technician will learn to read, interpret and build from engineering and assembly drawings, work instructions, and build to process specifications.
* Multiple fabrication responsibilities such as hand fabrication of composite parts, tooling preparation and maintenance, cutting and trimming of various manufacturing materials, oven operation, and many more manufacturing processes.
* Position details:
* Positions are on a Temp-to-hire Basis.
* Hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5am
* pm
* Starting Pay Rate is $15
*

What Does A Composite Technician Do At General Electric

* Lead scheduling, track material availability, and advise on material usage, as required
* Design / implement manufacturing processes and systems for control / replenishment of materials
* Build positive relationships to improve customer experiences
* Plan and implement process-engineering activities for new product development and current product support
* Provide and support manufacturing method development and improvement for current and new products in compliance with EHS guidelines
* Investigate and apply new technology
* Assist supervisors and production employees in resolving manufacturing process problems
* Provide guidance and recommend solutions to positively impact business results
* Conduct training and process planning as needed
* Evaluate operating methods, select controls, and specify appropriate tools, fixtures, and gauges to meet business deliverables

What Does A Composite Technician Do At Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

* Build composite components for air vehicles using appropriate lay-up techniques
* Handling, mixing, and applying various resin/catalyst materials
* Operate a broad variety equipment for cutting, kitting, and assembly of materials to include machines requiring understanding of computer software technology
* Use hand/power tools in a safe and efficient manner to shape and form simple and complex components
* Prepare composite components for curing process in autoclave and/or oven by applying proper vacuum bagging methods and procedures
* Complete self-verification procedure on work orders and other related/required documents
* Ensure parts meet all quality standards and guidelines prior to presenting for inspection
* Perform simple and complex composite repairs when needed
* Effectively coach and mentor others on the proper composite lay-up process and procedures
* Maintain a neat and orderly work area, supports the company FOD (Foreign Object Damage) prevention program and complies with all safety regulations
* Must be able to perform math computations, to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions
* Provide back up support for AFP machine to include set-up and operation
* May work any shift and overtime
* Comply with good housekeeping, quality, FOD, and safety procedures
* Support other Aurora Flight Sciences sites as required
* Perform other tasks as required by site leadership

What Does A Composite Technician Do At Cirrus Aircraft

* Ability to layup, bond, and assemble composite parts using a variety of mediums including prepreg / hand layup, carbon fiber/fiberglass, and various adhesives.
* Proficient in the use of specifications, drawings and verbal instructions to build and fabricate composite parts and bonded assemblies.
* Strong creative mind that excels at solving problems and can successfully collaborate with a wide audience during the development of new technologies and designs.
* A solid understanding on how to fabricate and apply a wide variety of temporary tools including composite layup and metal fixtures needed to support the builds.
* Uses specifications, drawings, and verbal instructions to layout a fabrication plan and determine sequence of operations prior to building the end product.
* Tests prototype components and models under simulated operating conditions for such purposes as development, standardization, and feasibility of design.
* A general understanding of small airplane architecture including airframe, powerplant, and electrical systems

What Does A Composite Technician Do At Air Methods

* Install aircraft interiors modifying panels for medical and mechanical systems.
* Design and construct composite and wood molds, fabricates plastic and composite parts from respective molds, constructs small sheet metal or wood parts as needed.
* Responsible for monitoring and controlling material usage in the shop.
* Evaluate and repair aircraft parts returned from aircraft in service.
* Maintain scheduled maintenance and repairs of machinery, tools and work area.
* Occasional shift work, weekends, and overtime.
* Other Duties as assigned

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How To Become A Composite Technician

Industrial engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Community colleges and technical institutes generally offer associate’s degree programs, and vocational–technical schools offer certificate programs.

Education

High school students interested in becoming industrial engineering technicians should take courses in math, science, and drafting, where available. Courses that help students develop computer skills are helpful when the students later need to learn computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing software, known as CAD/CAM.

Postsecondary programs in industrial engineering are offered at vocational–technical schools, technical institutes, and community colleges. Vocational–technical schools and technical institutes serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers. These programs generally award a certificate. Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes, but usually include more theory-based and liberal arts courses. Students who complete these programs earn associate’s degrees.

ABET accredits engineering and engineering technology programs.

Generally, prospective industrial engineering technicians should major in applied science, industrial technology, or industrial engineering technology.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out how systems should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Communication skills. Industrial engineering technicians receive instructions from industrial engineers. They must be able to clearly understand and follow instructions and communicate problems to their supervisors.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out why certain processes or operations are not working as well as they might. They must ask the right questions to identify and correct weaknesses.

Detail oriented. Industrial engineering technicians must gather and record measurements and observations needed by industrial engineers.

Math skills. Industrial engineering technicians use the principles of mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Observational skills. These technicians spend much of their time evaluating the performance of other people or organizations and then make suggestions for improvements or corrective action. They must gather and record information without interfering with workers in their environments.

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Composite Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    80.0%
  • Female

    18.1%
  • Unknown

    1.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    75.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    15.3%
  • Asian

    7.6%
  • Unknown

    1.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    66.7%
  • French

    9.5%
  • Carrier

    9.5%
  • Portuguese

    4.8%
  • Mandarin

    4.8%
  • Arabic

    4.8%
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Top Skills for A Composite Technician

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Top Composite Technician Skills

  1. Fiberglass Parts
  2. Hand Lay-Up
  3. Wet Lay-Up
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Repair or modify damaged and defective fiberglass parts; checking thickness, densities, and contours to ensure project specifications.
  • Performed hand lay-up on glass and graphite material on complex tooling.
  • Worked with honeycomb core, and wet lay-up (autoclave).
  • Laminate assemblies by determining proper placement of composite materials into molds.
  • Worked with all pre-preg materials in dry layup; used measurements to determine the exact cut for project requirements.

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