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Composite Assembler I-III - Oklahoma City, OK #7873602

Company: Kratos Defense and Security

Date: 04/06/2021

City: Oklahoma City, OK

Employment type: Full-time

Job Description


GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:


Trims, grinds, drills and sands composite parts to precise dimensions. Mixes and applies appropriate adhesives to bond parts.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:


The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Composite Assemblers. Each level of Assembler has additional duties and responsibilities listed.



  • Performs a variety of tasks, which require knowledge of fabrication techniques, materials, tools and equipment.
  • Follows FOD (foreign object prevention) practices
  • Interprets and follows manufacturing orders.
  • Operates shop related machinery including, but not limited to, ovens, pneumatic tools, common hand tools and scales.
  • Handles, applies, stores and disposes of composite materials, adhesives, sealants, resins and solvents.
  • Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as "right-the-first-time" approach.
  • Inspects finished products for conformance to specifications.
  • May work from verbal instructions.
  • Complies with established safety directives.
  • Maintains a clean work area and ensures strict adherence to the 5S Standards.
  • Complies with established QMS procedures.

Composite Assembler I



  • Works under close supervision.
  • May work from engineering drawings.
  • Prepares, abrades and bonds composite and metal-to-composite assemblies.
  • Rivets both solid and blind rivets.
  • May install electronic components.
  • Performs hand layout of features for trimming and drilling in parts or assemblies.
  • Meets or exceeds productivity and quality standards.

Composite Assembler II



  • Works under limited supervision.
  • May work from engineering drawings, rough sketches, manuals and/or appropriate engineering direction.
  • Prepares, abrades and bonds composite and metal-to-composite assemblies.
  • Rivets both solid and blind rivets.
  • May install electronic components.
  • Performs hand layout of features for trimming and drilling in parts or assemblies.
  • Capable of performing wet layups.
  • Meets or exceeds productivity and quality standards.
  • Trains and mentors new employees in proper trimming, abrading and bonding techniques, with supervisory approval.

Composite Assembler III



  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Meets or exceeds productivity and quality standards.
  • Ability to work at any work center in the department.
  • Trains and mentors new employees in proper trimming, abrading and bonding techniques.
  • May fabricate prototype parts from sketches.

Non-Essential Job Duties


Other duties may be assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:


None.


Experience and Skills


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:


Each successive level of Composite Assembler builds on the identified knowledge, skills and abilities listed for the previous level(s) Composite Assemblers.



  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

Composite Assembler I



  • Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail resulting in the production of high quality parts.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to use hand tools.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure.
  • Precise measuring experience is a plus.
  • Typical qualifications for this level include:
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Documentation – skills in reading and writing various forms of documentation
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to differentiate between various types of composite materials
  • Ability to operate equipment used within department
  • Ability to read and follow processes and procedures
  • Ability to use powered and non-powered tools to perform cutting, grinding, drilling of composite materials.
  • Ability to understand and follow Kratos' Quality System
  • Adherence to all Safety procedures

Composite Assembler II



  • Must be able to perform basic lamination repairs.
  • Must be able to use precision measuring devices.
  • Typical qualifications for this level include an intermediate level of:
  • Math Skills
  • Documentation– skills in reading and writing various forms of documentation
  • Computer Skills
  • Materials Knowledge
  • Ability to operate equipment used within department
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow processes and procedures
  • Ability to use powered and non-powered tools to perform cutting, grinding, drilling of composite materials.
  • Ability to understand and follow Kratos' Quality System
  • Adherence to all Safety procedures
  • Consistently perform to established production standards.

Composite Assembler III



  • Must be able to use precision measuring devices.
  • Interpret and work from Industry Specs.
  • Handle a great deal of repair work.
  • Train and mentor other Assemblers.
  • Be proactive to look for process improvement ideas.
  • Typical qualifications for this level include an advanced level of:
  • Math Skills
  • Documentation– skills in reading and writing various forms of documentation
  • Computer Skills
  • Materials Knowledge
  • Ability to operate equipment used within department
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow processes and procedures
  • Ability to use powered and non-powered tools to perform cutting, grinding, drilling of composite materials.
  • Ability to understand and follow Kratos' Quality System
  • Adherence to all Safety procedures
  • Normally exceeds standard production hours

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:


Required:


Composite Assembler I



  • Requires high school education or equivalent.
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing production.

Composite Assembler II



  • Requires high school education or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years hands-on experience in composite manufacturing.

Composite Assembler III



  • Requires high school education or equivalent.
  • 5+ years hands-on experience in composite manufacturing.
  • Experience with Vacuum Bagging, and various forms of Lamination repair.

Preferred:


Composite Assembler I-III



  • Composites background is a plus.
  • Experience with aircraft fuselage a definite plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:



  • Office environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:


None.


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