Flite Composite Mechanic
JOB TITLE COMPOSITE MECHANIC
DEPARTMENT 021 – MAINTENANCE FLT
SUPERVISOR SHOP SUPERVISOR
This hourly, non-exempt position requires experience with reading drawings and fabricating composite assemblies. Familiar with working with lightweight/fragile composite parts. Technicians perform work directly in support of repair and overhaul operations related to articles received for maintenance. Job duties can include sheetmetal, composite, bond, paint, cleaning, and other maintenance functions. Job duties will vary each day and are designated by the Director of Quality Assurance.
- Properly executing duties assigned by the Production Lead or other senior management.
- Perform maintenance on civil aviation articles in accordance with current technical data provided in the manufacturers’ Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, Services Bulletins, service letters, Airworthiness Directives, government and industry standard practices and other data acceptable to or approved by the
- Properly record the work performed on the appropriate repair station maintenance form(s).
- Working from verbal instructions and drawings to fabricate composite aircraft assemblies leading to completion of prototype aircraft.
- Handling, mixing and applying various resin/catalyst materials.
- Performing simple and complex composite bonding and sheet metal repairs when needed. Familiar use of “Hot-Bonder” machine cure procedure.
- Curing by means of properly bagging parts and autoclave method.
- Use of hand and power tools such as routers, drills, die grinders and other like tools to complete operations required by work instructions.
- Use of precision measurement tools to complete their work. and maintaining a neat orderly work area, comply with housekeeping, quality, and safety procedures.
- Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.
Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience fabricating composite assemblies.
Basic understanding of math and measurement regarding composite assembly.
Initiative: Ability to work as a team player to complete an assigned task.
Initiative, self-starter, adaptable and high motivation for excellence.
Responsibility: Attend work every day as scheduled to include overtime and weekend assignments. Notify supervisor in advance of shift starting if unable to work.
Must have reliable transportation to get to work each and every day.
Must perform all work in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.
Follow all company and safety rules during performance of duties.
Maintain customer-oriented work habits.
Contacts: Other technicians or other departments.
Company sales representatives.
Customers or outside vendors.
Physical Requirements: Lift at least 50 lbs.
Routine walking, bending and squatting or sitting.
Routing or repetitive physical motion with arms and hands.
Basic personal computer operations.
Mental Requirements: Understanding and implementation of regulations and guidelines.
Troubleshoot or evaluate system operation.
Work with others in a professional manner.
Supervision: May be directed to supervise other technicians in some capacity.
Work under supervision of Manager.
Working Conditions: The majority of work will be accomplished in a heated hangar.
Varied positions in and around the aircraft.
Equipment Used: Personal hand tools supplied by the mechanic.
Pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment.
Jacks, stands, lifts and other support devices.
Personal computer and work order prints.