Composite Technician C
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.
Job Title: Composite Technician C
Position: req #AS20202809-51111
Location: Ashburn VA
As a Composite Technician C you will work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with a focus on quality and attention to detail. Required tasks will include the fabrication of composites using various techniques and types of materials, composites integration, prototyping, painting, composites trimming and bonding, etc.
This position supports the Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division, which specializes in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced Unmanned Air Systems (UAS / UAV), advanced radar systems, next-generation weapon systems, and other RF sensor technologies using small company agility and big company experience.
- Performs all duties required to fabricate and integrate composite parts and assemblies. Tasks required may include:
- Constructs wet layups and/or Pre-Pregs of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and/or Kevlar utilizing various methods such as compression molds, vacuum bagging, and compression bladders
- Operates ovens to complete bonding cycle. Controls conditions of heat and time by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agents being used
- Performs minor part-fitting operations such as filing, sawing, burring, crimping, trimming, framing, riveting, drilling, and reaming
- Bonds a variety of materials (composite, metal, or laminate) to parts, components, assemblies, equipment or structures to complete semi-finished or finished products
- Documents new processes, recommends updates for existing processes, and reviews drawings in support of engineering
- Designs and utilizes new templates to be cut out on a laser table or CNC cutting table
- Monitors and verifies quality of finished product. Measures parts with micrometers and calipers to verify dimensions
- Other duties as required
- U.S. citizen
- Able to obtain and maintain DoD clearance and additional clearances as required
- High school diploma or equivalent with 6 years’ experience in aviation maintenance / manufacturing, at least 2 years of which is in composites fabrication, or;
- Secondary education with at least 2 years of composite fabrication experience
- Proficiency with various shop equipment including: cutting/grinding tools, composite curing ovens, manual mills and lathes, table saw, band saws, etc.
- Ability to read and understand drawings, procedures, and/or schedules
- Knowledge and understanding of product quality processes
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Preferred Additional Skills:
- Additional education degree
- Existing active clearance
- Aircraft A&P is desired but not required
- Experience working in an environment that implements lean practices
- Experience working in an environment that implements ESD and FOD controls
- Experience with Costpoint and/or Windchill is a plus
- Aircraft production experience is a plus
- Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
- Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
- Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)
Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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