• Integration Engineer, Composites Fabrication

    Job Locations US-FL-Merritt Island
    Category
    New Glenn
    Job ID
    3265
  • Overview

    Blue Origin is developing the next generation launch and space vehicle manufacturing facility on Florida’s Space Coast at our Orbital Launch Site Manufacturing Complex. We are in search of Composites Manufacturing Technicians for our composites processing and manufacturing functions, reporting to the Production services Manager. Our composite technicians will work with a team of engineers and technicians to develop and implement processes, problem-solve, and produce large composite launch structures through layup, cure, inspection, and assembly, utilizing an efficient, and highly-automated production line. Each Composites technician will focus on a particular machine or fabrication function, pairing with Manufacturing Engineering while assisting other technicians.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform Composite layup such as: Carbon Pre-Preg, Carbon fibers, Fiberglass, and Hand Layup
    • Operate or support large specialized equipment such as Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) machines, large ovens, robotic inspection, or trim and drill equipment.
    • Adheres to equipment requirements and the method and sequences of operation to be followed in fabrication of parts using materials such as epoxy prepregs, adhesives, cores, machined fittings, and like materials.
    • Understand and follow work instructions, and contribute to process, safety, and work instruction continuous improvement
    • Adhesive bonding, surface preparation, fixturing, bagging composites for oven-curing
    • Cleans and reseals tools using the appropriate release systems
    • Utilize manual, electric & pneumatic tools to fabricate and/or maintain composite structures, molds, handling fixtures, and tooling.
    • Check completed products for conformance to specifications and for defects
    • Understands and completes work instructions, inspections, and production documentation
    • Prepare tools, de-mold tools, and builds records

    Qualifications

    • High School diploma or GED
    • Experience in aerospace manufacturing, integration, or other relevant field
    • Expertise in one or more of the following: automated fiber placement (AFP) and tape laying (ATL), lamination, large out-of-autoclave (OoA) oven curing, tooling, nondestructive evaluation, trimming/drilling/routing/machining, robotics, bonding, painting, thermal protection systems, integration, and production control systems.
    • Ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse teams in a dynamic environment displaying strong work ethic with close attention to detail
    • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures.
    • Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to climb ladders/stairs and work in small restricted areas
    • Perform repetitive work including lifting of heavy items, >50lbs
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum

    Desired

    • Siemens 840D controller experience, G- and M-code familiarity
    • Proven ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse teams
    • A Strong desire to understand, and continuously improve production processes
    • Understanding of equipment maintenance and diagnostic principles and failure root cause and corrective action (RCCA)

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