General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Composite Technician - Trim and Drill in San Diego, California
Job ID# 13009BR
Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Title Composite Technician - Trim and Drill
Job Category Manufacturing
City San Diego
Regular/Temp Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly
Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Trim and Drill Composite Technician to join our Manufacturing department within the ASI division.
WE ARE HIRING 2ND SHIFT POSITIONS (1ST AND 3RD SHIFT POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE)!
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision, with some detailed instructions and intermittent review, and working in a loud manufacturing environment with a variety of epoxy agents, this position performs repetitive or standard procedures and assists in the fabrication, curing, build-up and assembly of various types of composite materials where required information is readily available, methods and sequences have been pre-determined and tooling is provided. Works to blueprints, templates, sample parts, process sheets and other authorized information.
Build to specific dimensions and tolerances
Paint composite and metal components including bodywork, contour shaping and sanding
Work with epoxy paints, urethane, and water base epoxy coatings
Assembly aircraft components using structural adhesives, rivets, and threaded fasteners
Cross train in other areas of Assembly
Utilize shop aids to facilitate fabrication, trimming, and assembly, as required
Check expiration dates of materials prior to use
Prepare proper mixes of resins and catalysts
Maintain records, as required, and support Quality process
Observe all laws and work in a safe manner
Typically requires High School diploma or equivalent and two or more years of related experience.
Must be able to use hand tools, such as rollers, paper cutters, scissors, x-acto knives, electric heat gun and fixtures such as molds and mandrels.
May require respirator certification.
Must be able to work in a loud environment; work extended hours as required; and be able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong understanding and comprehension of written and verbal instructions
Capability of conducting mathematical calculations
Ability to use measuring instruments such as scales and calipers
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:
Attention to detail
Tool Prep, De-mold, Ply, Core Cutting MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH:
Blue Print reading
FOD & Tool Control
Working with graphite tools
Application of SWI's
Application of shop aides
Repetitive or Standard Procedures
Routing, Trimming, Drilling
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%
Clearance Required? No
General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.