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

Lead the layup room in daily operations, facilitate tasks, and take ownership of curing operations and freezer related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Execute and follow all related documentation including travelers, work instructions, quality procedures, inspection sheets, and drawings as applicable to the work being performed.
• Examine products for defects; perform required tests, measurements, make adjustments, and verify specified tolerances.
• Maintain schedule, throughput and department capacity.
• Manage and maintain all related autoclave, and oven activities.
• Manage and maintain all related cold storage advanced composite material.
• Ensure all Personal Protective Equipment is utilized.
• Maintain a clean and safe work area.

Qualifications

• Education (High School Diploma or GED)
• 5+ years of composite manufacturing or repair experience preferred.
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively to management, peers, and subordinates.
• Highly detailed
• Read and interpret Customer and internal Blueprints, diagrams, process sheets, and schematic drawings.
• Excellent hand skills
• Team player
• Willing to work flexible hours and over time
• Good mechanical aptitude
• 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 50lbs. Areas utilizing resins, solvents and dust will require use of appropriate respiratory protection.

Direct Reports

Backup Lead / Senior Lay-up Technician
Senior Composite Lay-up Technician
Composite Lay-up Technician

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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 Production Manager


 

Job Purpose

Lead the layup room in daily operations, facilitate tasks, and take ownership of curing operations and freezer related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Execute and follow all related documentation including travelers, work instructions, quality procedures, inspection sheets, and drawings as applicable to the work being performed.
• Examine products for defects; perform required tests, measurements, make adjustments, and verify specified tolerances.
• Maintain schedule, throughput and department capacity.
• Manage and maintain all related autoclave, and oven activities.
• Manage and maintain all related cold storage advanced composite material.
• Ensure all Personal Protective Equipment is utilized.
• Maintain a clean and safe work area.

Qualifications

• Education (High School Diploma or GED)
• 5+ years of composite manufacturing or repair experience preferred.
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively to management, peers, and subordinates.
• Highly detailed
• Read and interpret Customer and internal Blueprints, diagrams, process sheets, and schematic drawings.
• Excellent hand skills
• Team player
• Willing to work flexible hours and over time
• Good mechanical aptitude
• 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 50lbs. Areas utilizing resins, solvents and dust will require use of appropriate respiratory protection.

Direct Reports

Backup Lead / Senior Lay-up Technician
Senior Composite Lay-up Technician
Composite Lay-up Technician

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Reports to Machining Manager


Duties and Responsibilities

• Perform necessary set up and fixturing for CNC machining operations.
• Review and execute NC programs in accordance with production documents.
• Execute process validation.
• Support equipment, and machinery maintenance activities.
• Adhere to all documentation including travelers, build manuals, red books, work instructions, quality procedures, inspection sheets, and drawings as applicable to the work being performed.
• Demonstrate safe work habits and utilize appropriate PPE when required.

Qualifications

• Education (High School Diploma or GED)
• 2 years of CNC experience, or certificate of vocational CNC operator education.
• Experience working within a manufacturing environment
• Written and verbal communication skills
• Able to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
• Able to work independently with minimal guidance and as part of a team
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively to management, peers, and subordinates.
• Highly detailed.
• Excellent hand skills
• 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.

Working Conditions

This position will be performed within the environmentally controlled primary production floor. Exposure to elevated noise, dust and fumes will occur. All personnel will be provided access to proper hearing protection, and respiratory protection. Heavy equipment utilization will occur on the production floor.

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

Machining Manager

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Reports to Machining Manager


 

Job Purpose

You will be a member of a team of designers who are responsible for composite tooling designs for various industry applications, including both commercial and defense aerospace applications. Because Sawyer Composite designers have a very large impact on the products produced, they are expected to work as a team not only amongst themselves, but also with the manufacturing engineering group. Together, both groups develop products that net high-quality results unequivocally recognized by renowned customers and contribute to the achievement of the Quality Objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Execution of the following duties and responsibilities under minimal supervision and oversight from manager:

• Design parts/assemblies utilizing primarily surfacing tools in SolidWorks and/or CATIA V5
• Generate complete, production-ready designs from basic solid models, surfaces, sketches, and verbal direction
• Create fabrication drawings in SolidWorks and/or CATIA V5 that appeal to the needs of both manufacturing and quality engineering, as well as abide by globally standardized Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) practices; must be able to perform a detailed review of own drawings prior to submitting for review
• Lead in design reviews at pre-determined stages with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Sales, etc.
• Create and maintain accurate Bills of Materials (BOMs) for assigned projects using Acctivate software
• Execute engineering changes for assigned projects as needed
• Meet project deadlines
• Participate in DFMEA efforts as needed
• Work with customers as needed to ensure the outputs of design meet customer requirements (be a solution-provider)
• Work with vendors as needed to provide functional engineering/design support

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT AND EXPERIENCE:

• High school diploma or equivalent (GED) at minimum, but Associates degree or higher in Mechanical Design or related field of study is preferred
• Strong technical and mechanical background with adequate proficiency in all aspects of 3D CAD solid modeling, specifically pertaining to surfacing, using SolidWorks and/or CATIA V5
• Experience working within a manufacturing environment (preferred)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS:

Surfacing and mold/tooling design in SolidWorks and/or CATIA V5, as well as composite processing methods
• Design-for-manufacturing, specifically pertaining to composites
• Drafting techniques and familiarity with GD&T (must be able to read and generate prints)
• General manufacturing processes and have a strong mechanical aptitude
• Able to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and execute projects in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment
• Able to communicate effectively (both written and verbally) with customers and management to not only reflect understanding of product and application, but to also strongly defend design decisions
• Self-motivated with excellent time management skills
• Shows initiative, asks questions, not afraid to speak up
• Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while producing consistent and detail-oriented work
• Able to think creatively and solve problems both independently and as part of a team
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Fluent in written and spoken English
• (Portfolios accepted and encouraged)

Working Conditions

This position will be performed in an environmentally controlled office.
This position may require you to frequently visit the production floor in which you may be subjected to elevated noise, dust or fumes. Appropriate hearing and respirator protection will be provided if deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements

1) Remain in a stationary position for a prolong period
2) Spending extended hours in front of a computer screen.
3) May require you to lift and or move up to 25lbs.

Direct Reports

Engineering Manager

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Reports to Quality Manager


 

Job Purpose

This position will include programming and operating a portable CMM to ensure conformance to customer requirements, internal drawings, and specifications. The position will be full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm., overtime may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Operate and program a portable CMM (Leica Laser Tracker and Romer Arm)
• Develop and document methods to perform visual/dimensional inspections
• CMM inspection of parts and tooling for compliance to drawings and/or other specifications
• Analyze CMM data using Spatial Analyzer-New River Kinematics or equivalent tool
• Prepare CMM reports for customers & travelers as required
• Communicate and work with Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Machine Center, and Production
• Quality support for Engineering and Production
• Occasionally you will just have to figure shit out

Qualifications

• Education (High School Diploma or GED) Vocational / Technical school
• Familiar with 3D CAD systems: SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, Catia
• Knowledgeable in the use of calipers, micrometers, and other handheld measuring devices
• Experience working within a manufacturing environment, Aerospace preferred
• Must be able to accurately read drawings and interpret specifications
• Able to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
• Able to work independently with minimal guidance and perform as part of a team
• Organized and efficient time management
• Experience working with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Fluent in written and spoken English
• Must be a U.S Citizen.

Pluses

• Aerospace Manufacturing Inspection experience in a production or ISO/AS environment
• GD&T knowledge – applied and practical

Working Conditions

This position will be performed within the environmentally controlled primary production floor. Exposure to elevated noise, kick-ass lasers, dust, and fumes will occur. For any and all conditions you will be provided proper hearing and respirator protection. Heavy equipment utilization will also occur in the work area.

Physical Requirements

Full shift standing, walking, bending, and sitting will occur as well as lifting no more than 50lbs
Spending extended hours in front of a computer screen

Direct Reports

• None

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