Composite Materials Manufacturing Specialist

Lexington, MA

Posted: 10/26/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 227755

  • Follow prescribed methods and procedures to cut, shape, bond, lay-up, cure, trim and assemble a wide variety of composite materials and components.
  • Prepare molds, dies, templates, etc., for fabrication process.
  • Cut to shape and lay-up a variety ofcarbon fiber and fiberglassmaterials.
  • Select and utilize required templates, hand or machine tools and equipment to trim, bond, repair and/or rework composite materials and components.
  • Perform a variety of operations to drill, ream, countersink, bolt, rivet, etc., as required to fit, align and assemble details and/or components to form desired structure.
  • Bring assemblies to proper weight and distribution by placement of additional plies or insertion of weights as necessary.
  • Check work to assure quality standards are maintained.
  • Perform other related or similar type duties as required, including moving parts and materials around area.
  • Refer all unusual situations or recurring problems to working leader or supervisor.
  • As required segregate waste material and follow good housekeeping practices to maintain cleanliness of assigned areas and comply with all EH&S procedures.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Work from ordinary drawings and sketches and use variable measuring instruments such as micrometers
  • Knowledge of smaller components and structural parts
  • Knowledge of 5-Axis CNC machining
  • Machine shop and shop floor practices
  • Requires knowledge of arithmetic involving decimals and fractions and its application to the reading of drawings and the use of variable measuring instruments.
  • Requires knowledge of composite manufacturing methods and procedures.


Desired Skills:
  • Experienced in the lay-up, bond, trim, and repair and/or reconstruction of composite components according to specification.
  • Judgment and care required fabricating components according to quality requirements.
  • Check own work and work of assigned helpers to insure conformance to established quality standards.
  • Experience with 3D printing is a plus


Physical Demand:
  • Lay-up, trim and work with diversified composite materials, components, and cumbersome mold structures, which may require working in awkward positions. Overall moderate effort.

    Mental & Visual Demand:
  • Continuous mental and visual attention required to perform diversified duties to lay-up laminates, assemble detail parts on molds, to bond, trim, and repair components, and to use proper hand and/or power tools and other equipment.
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