Sawyer Composite is an equal opportunity employer.

Careers

Services:
Sawyer Composite provides engineering, quality assurance and fabrication services using Advanced Composite Materials for the Aerospace & Commercial market. Sawyer Composite designs and builds Composite molds, fixtures and support tooling for our customers long term or development programs. Our staff works with directly with customers to develop an engineered solution that will satisfy their need for a process using lightweight, dimensionally stable materials. Using our extensive Composites process knowledge our customers also rely on us to produce flight components for production or demonstration vehicles.

Benefits:
Health and Dental Insurance, Company Paid Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Company Paid Vacation, Sick Time and Holidays

Supported Customers:
New Composite Tooling and Structures for:
Bell Flight, General Atomics, Northrop Grumman, CFAN, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, GKN Aerospace, Gulfstream, HondaJet, Lockheed Martin

Positions Available

Reports to Production Manager


 

Job Purpose

This position must complete all planning paperwork throughout the production process including inspect and verify all processes conform to customer specifications, work instructions, mechanical drawings, blue prints, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

Junior Composite Lay-up Technicians:
• Ability to read, interpret, and follow all our customer’s and internal drawings, prints, and work instructions
• Perform tool preparation (sealing and releasing tools) and de-mold of cured parts.
• Ability to use measuring devices such as a scale, micrometer, calipers for lay-up and in process inspection
• Use hand tools safely such as a utility knife, xacto blade, scissors, and heat gun
• Ability to create templates for cutting kits, or cut kits with specific dimensions
• Ability to work with different types of materials such as adhesives, fiberglass (dry or pre-preg), and uni-directional tape.
• Lay-up non to medium complex geometry parts
• Familiar with de-bulk and final bagging systems
• Maintain a clean and safe work area
• Ability to demonstrate safe work habits and to wear required protective equipment at all times as required
• Ability to work with hands in conjunction with hand/eye coordination
• Ability to sit and/or stand stationary for several hours

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT & EXPERIENCE:
• Education (High School Diploma or GED)
• 1 – 3 year(s) of composite manufacturing or repair experience preferred
• Experience working within a manufacturing environment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS:
• Highly detailed
• Excellent hand skills
• Team player
• Willing to work flexible hours and over time
• Good mechanical aptitude
• Ability to use production tools such as: power drills, pneumatic sanders, surface grinders, angle grinders, pencil grinders, and basic hand tools
• Knowledge of industrial Aerospace manufacturing equipment

Working Conditions

This position will be performed within the environmentally controlled primary production floor. Exposure to elevated noise, dust and fumes will occur all of which you will be provided access to proper hearing and respirator protection. Heavy equipment utilization will also occur in the area.

Physical Requirements

Full shift standing, walking bending and sitting may occur as well as lifting no more than 50 lbs. Areas utilizing resins, solvents and dust will require use of appropriate respiratory protection.

Direct Reports

Lay-up Lead, 2nd Lead

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Reports to Shop Floor Lead


 

Job Purpose

This position will support the fabrication, bonding and assembly of Advanced Composite molds and parts. Processes used are varied and can be complex, it will require skills and knowledge to work with and accurately complete tasks throughout the production process. These will include in-process verification, conformance to customer requirements, following work instructions, to read and interpret drawings, manuals or specifications. This person will contribute to the successful completion of projects at Sawyer Composite and allow us to meet our Quality Objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Trimming, grinding, sanding, and polishing of composite laminates while holding tolerances in accordance with drawing, prints and/or Work Instructions
• Wet laminating with dry fabrics and epoxy resin systems
• Mixing resins or adhesives to proper ratios and instructions
• Laminating prepreg materials as directed by traveler or Work Instruction
• Preparing molds for processing using mold release products – wax, PVA, Frekote, etc.
• Execute vacuum bag processes according to Sawyer or customer requirements
• Using production shop tools for trimming, finishing – grinders, saws, drills – power or pneumatic
• Utilize measuring equipment for in-process validation – calipers, micrometer, height gauge, etc.
• Perform work per engineering drawings as well as written and verbal instructions.
• Work with engineering to develop composite hardware fabrication and assembly processes
• Adhere to and complete all documentation including travelers, Work Instructions, quality procedures, inspection sheets, and drawings as applicable to the work being performed
• Maintain a clean and safe work area
• Demonstrate safe work habits and able to wear required protective equipment as required
• Ability to sit and/or stand stationary at a work station for several hours

Qualifications

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Education (High School Diploma or GED)
• 3 – 5 years of composite manufacturing or repair station experience
• Experience working within a manufacturing environment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
• Able to complete a task with forethought and attention to detail
• Interpret drawings for details and fabrication criteria
• Excellent bench and finishing skills
• Capable and willing to work in a group to meet deadlines and scheduled tasks
• Willing to work flexible hours and over time
• Excellent mechanical aptitude with hand tools
• Ability to use production tools such as: power drills, pneumatic sanders, surface grinders, angle grinders, pencil grinders, and basic mechanics hand tools
• Working knowledge of Aerospace manufacturing and process equipment
• Experience with GD&T methodology

Working Conditions

This position will be performed within the environmentally controlled primary production floor. Exposure to elevated noise, dust and fumes will occur all of which you will be provided access to proper hearing and respirator protection. Heavy equipment utilization will also occur in the area.

Physical Requirements

Full shift standing, walking, bending and sitting may occur as well as lifting no more than 50lbs. Areas utilizing resins, solvents and dust will require use of appropriate respiratory protection.

Direct Reports

None

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