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Production Composites Technician, Lamination

Company: Virgin Orbit
Location: long beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Location:: Long Beach, CA

Bonus:: Yes

Job Type:: Full-Time

Who we are: At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgins legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.Position SummaryVirgin Orbit is seeking a Production Composites Technician, Lamination to support our activities at the Long Beach LauncherOne manufacturing facility. The ideal candidate will be experienced in all aspects of composites fabrication in both development and production environments. Initially this role will support the development of key hardware being manufactured within a development environment that will then translate into production. Familiarity with ply-cutting, trim and drill operations relating to carbon composite manufacturing within aerospace will be advantageous. It is expected that the successful candidate will be familiar with the operation of composites equipment such as tool preparation, ply-cutting tables, cure ovens, bagging systems, trim and drill tools.Ideal candidates will have a work history that demonstrates the ability to support production successfully in a competitive environment that requires exceptional attention to detail. Prior experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment is required. Experience with new product introductions, lean manufacturing, cost and quality optimization on the production floor is highly desired.

Your Mission: Maintain high standards of safety, quality and output consistent with the requirements of being a Virgin Orbit team member.Strong understanding of composite hand laminated parts in line with development and production requirements.Large/heavy tool preparation and handling.Experienced in de-bulk bagging, envelope bagging and final bagging.Operate the fiber winding machine to support the fabrication of wound parts.Work with and provide input to the development and manufacturing engineers to improve part manufacturability.Trim and drill of composite parts in line with drawing requirements.Load and unload parts into autoclave ovens and ensure cure cycles are correct.Use of hand tools for the modifications of composite parts.Use of appropriate PPE when working around parts on the shop floor.Support the implementation of the ERP system on the shop floor and recommend changes as required.Recommend and implement continuous improvement activities in production methods, equipment performance and team effectiveness.Ability to train and lead team members, be willing to lead by example and jump in to help when required.Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place.Constantly learn new thingsand share them with your team members.Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring: If you want to join us, youd better have all of these4 years prior experience in composite production is required.Follow directions and read construction drawings/work orders.Strong ability to operate and navigate a laser tracking system.Knowledge of composite fabrication methods and techniques including bagging parts, tool preparation, material handling, hand lay-up and some fiber winding experience is a plus..Experience with oven cure and autoclave cure.Demonstrated experience in new product introductions within aerospace, aviation or automotive.Knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing.Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.Creative problem solver, able to work in multi-disciplinary teams.Self-directed with excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills.Physically able to handle itemsweighing up to 40lbs (unassisted)Ability to operate forklift truck andpallet jack.Ability to work in both R and production rate environments. and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.Certifications or similar within aerospace, aviation or automotiveGraduated from a technical college or other recognized apprenticeship.High school or GED education.Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space.Ability to thrive as a one person team.ITAR RequirementsTo conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.Personal RequirementsOur idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Bransons belief is If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success. From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words ofSir Richard Branson We believe its better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!Search all of our job openings www.VirginOrbit.comVirgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Virgin Orbit, Long Beach , Production Composites Technician, Lamination, Other , long beach, California

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