Composite Technician

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Kinston, NC

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Overview

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.

Responsibilities

Location: Kinston, NC

 

Key Accountability:

  • Lays out, assembles, pre-fits, and bonds a variety of metal, composite or laminate fabrications, assemblies, parts, skins or equipment.
  • Follows engineering and manufacturing specifications and orders to determine parts to be bonded and the temperature and pressure required.
  • Cuts parts or materials to size.
  • Operates autoclave, hydraulic presses and ovens to complete the bonding cycle.
  • Sands, burrs and smoothes over areas, and applies sealing resins to cut or exposed edges.
  • Process methods and sequences vary depending on compounds, contours and lay-up transitions.
  • May perform complicated rework or repair.
  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with controlled procedures. 

The Company will provide appropriate assistance in job training to enable employees to perform all necessary job functions including the following:

  • Utilize lay-up tools, which include both optical and hard tools, in the fabrication of composite and metal assemblies.
  • Obtain required information from prints, charts, sketches, workorders, documents, verbal and electronic information.
  • Use shop mathematics and precision measuring instruments to complete work assignments.
  • Must verify work performed is per work instruction and meets process and/or engineering specification.
  • Ensure equipment and tool certification occurs per procedure.
  • Use and control of solvents and cleaning solutions in the preparation of details, tools, and assemblies for bonding and paint per established procedures.
  • Perform routine minor machine maintenance as part of their daily work duties.
  • Routinely move product within the immediate manufacturing work area, including across isle, using shop assigned equipment as required and complete actions necessary to move product to the next operation. On an exception basis, moves product to the next operation within a building.
  • Support the continuous flow of product within the manufacturing process by training and assisting other employees and trains to become MVP qualified.
  • In addition, each employee may be asked, on occasion, to complete other duties and responsibilities as required by Spirit leadership. Training and certification will be provided for the additional work when required.
Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • 1+ years of experience with composites
  • 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • All applicants must be willing and able to work any shift, including alternative work week
  • Candidates must pass the Work Keys Assessment (www.workkeys.com)

   

Preferred Skills:

  • 3+ years of Aircraft assembly experience preferred
  • 3+ years of Experience using power tools and pneumatic tools preferred

  

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.