Composite Engineering Technician

Tiara Yachts

Holland, MI

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Job Details

Job Location:    001 - Holland - Holland, MI
Position Type:    Full Time
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Travel Percentage:    None
Job Shift:    1st

Job Summary & Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Process development role focused on the composite fabrication of hulls, decks, superstructures, and other small and medium composites required for the construction of yachts.  The primary focus of this role is the development of new and continuous improvement of existing processes required to meet the operational goals of the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with Manufacturing and Engineering to develop and implement a transition plan moving from open molding to closed molding systems
  • Benchmarking current composite processes in order to develop project goals that support overall business objectives including safety, productivity, schedule attainment, and cost
  • Development of closed molding composite processes aimed at the following objectives
    • Light weighting
    • Maximizing mechanical properties
    • Reduction in labor
    • Improved repeatability of composite processes
    • Safety and team member
  • Create engineering standards and conduct trials to validate new tooling needed to support manufacturing processes and product features to be implemented into new product development
  • Investigate/evaluate new materials required to support process development
  • Conduct scaled trials to evaluate potential materials and processes
  • Collaborate with new product development to implement solutions into new product
  • Conduct plant trials and implement new technology and improvements into operations
  • Develop prototype tooling required to support the development of new composite manufacturing processes
  • Develop and meet project goals and timelines

Education & Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Two year degree or relevant certification preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in related position
  • Knowledge of composite materials and processes
  • Experience with Out of Autoclave (OOA) closed molding processes typical to marine, wind, and mass transit industry
  • Hands on approach
  • Strong mechanical and composite knowledge
  • Program management skills required

General Job Requirements:

  • Pass a background check, drug test and physical
  • Ability to work overtime as requested
  • Promote a safe and clean work environment
  • Willingness to work on a team or individually
  • Able to follow manufacturing instruction and understand processes
  • Must practice PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) policies as mandated per area. (Use safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection, etc.)
  • Must follow company safety guidelines
  • Must be fluent in the English language