Composite Technician (2nd Shift)

Firefly Aerospace

Cedar Hill, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 01/02/2021
  • Website: fireflyspace.com
  • Company Address: 1320 Arrow Point Drive, Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX, 78613

About Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace Inc. (”Firefly”) is committed to providing low-cost, high-frequency access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture and operation of innovative launch vehicles. The Firefly team aims to address the market's need for flexible access to space with a “simplest, soonest” approach to technology selection: each launch vehicle embodies the insights of a diverse design team and leverages components with high technology readiness levels (TRL) to reduce risk, guarantee reliability and minimize development time.

Job Description

ABOUT FIREFLY AEROSPACE
Firefly Aerospace is a U.S. based advanced space technology developmental organization focusing on the leading edge of space systems progression. We are committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles. 
  

SUMMARY

Come help us build Rockets! Entry level positions available.  Location is in Briggs, TX, north of Cedar Park.   Composite technicians manufacture all production and development primary structures, tanks and secondary structures from raw fiber through delivery to the integration line. The Alpha vehicle is the only American all-composite rocket and composites will fundamentally set Firefly above the competitors. As a core strength, we seek composite technicians with a diverse knowledge base along the entire manufacturing line.
  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform all the steps in making aerospace grade composite parts, including but not limited to:
    • Cut carbon using hand tools to high tolerance
    • Perform bonding operations (abrade, clean, prep adhesives, etc)
    • Hand lamination of various materials including (carbon, glass, Kevlar, film adhesives and foam or metallic cores)
    • Perform full vacuum bag cure cycles from running instrumentation, debulking through monitoring oven runs
    • Cure materials per mfr spec
    • Material handling pursuant to AS9100
  • Support con-ops and tooling design meetings for future products
  • Improve composite operations and product designs with engineering
  • Constantly improve the fabrication operations and drive efficiency projects from the ground up   


QUALIFICATIONS
Required

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Meticulous craftsmanship
  • Demonstrated ability to drill and lay out precision holes
  • Proficient use of Pneumatic tools, hand tools, Power tools, and Precision measurement instruments
  • Familiarity working with and conforming to drilling, laminating, and assembly prints
  • Experience working with material data sheets
  • Shop organization and cleanliness
  • Use of personal protective equipment



To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on 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, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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