Senior Fiberglass Worker
Perform diversified tasks including measuring/combining specified resin/hardener and epoxy, and adapting/compensating for variation in environmental conditions to ensure high quality fiberglass molded parts. Use various equipment and material such as molding forms, fixtures, air tools, sander, mixer, drill, vertical and circular blade cutting machine, personal hand tools, epoxy, resin, and acetone. Must have in-depth working knowledge of a wide variety of fiberglass, i.e., polyesters, Kevlar, and pre-pregnated composites materials and their curing characteristics. Recommend substitution of materials as it pertains to weight, ply count, ply direction, and selection of mixing ratios. Work independently or with minimal direction from Supervisor.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Work from and follow process specifications, work orders, travelers, station paperwork, blueprints, rework/rejection tags, schedules, Aircraft Production Orders, schematics, layout and modifications sheets, engineering orders, Piper Production Spec (PPS), Piper Material Spec (PMS), Material Review Board, and verbal/written instruction.
- Must have considerable knowledge in one or more of the area:
- Locate and identify proper tooling patterns; lay out and cut materials; locate/verify molds; clean and apply gel coat.
- Mix and measure correct amount of resin solution for proper curing and working time.
- Lay up cloth by compacting, brushing, and rolling the resin solution to ensure proper fit and the elimination of trapped air.
- Ensure proper bagging, sealing, and pressure.
- Select proper oven temperature for curing pre-pregnated material and proper aging of composite parts.
- Inspect molded parts for air bubbles, voids, pin holes, cracks, etc.; trim, grind, deburr, and repair as needed.
- Spray sealer on the molded part and look for any imperfections and rework as necessary.
- Install fasteners and assemble parts by riveting, applying adhesive, or mechanical means.
- May be required to recommend/develop new fabrication techniques for prototype and development.
- Possess in-depth knowledge of Piper parts both in and out of current production.
- Maintain records, reports, and files as necessary.
- Scrutinize every facet of job and report improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials, and unusual conditions to Supervisor.
- Requires the use of basic tools and various hand tools as specified by departmental tool list.
- Perform housekeeping chores as department requirements dictate.
- Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Required Education And Experience:
High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED), 3 - 5 years of related experience and training / equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers in both written and oral form. Ability to perform the duties of the job by applying basic mathematics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate rate, ratio, portion, and percent.