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Composites Manufacturing Engineering Technician - 2023 - 1901- Iowa

Composites Manufacturing Engineering Technician - August 2023 - 1901- Iowa


Our client in IA needs a Manufacturing Engineering Technician who will be responsible for the development and improvement of composite part fabrication processes, methods, and tooling. Position may include design of tools, shop floor manufacturing support, process development and introduction of new products.

Essential Functions:

The client is looking for a “master” lay-up technician, or ME technician or ME with a lot of hands-on Lay-Up experience, to develop some composite parts for a manufacturer. The role would primarily consist of laying-up development composite parts in compliance with the spec and providing feedback on the plies, what adjustments are needed, how/if we can be compliant to the spec, etc. There might be some work instruction development as well, but at this point, it’s primarily development lay-ups with some further hands-on process development.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


- Development of tools, processes, machines and equipment to integrate the facilities and systems for producing quality product with the optimum expenditure of capital.
- Shop floor support
- Responsible for applying and establishing statistical methods, which control the process and maximize productivity.
- Work Instructions/BOM creation
- Essential functions, including how an individual is to perform them and the frequency with which the tasks are performed; the tasks must be part of the job function and truly necessary or required to perform the job.

Required Qualifications:

- Detailed understanding of GD&T.
- Experience in Work Instruction creation.
- Proficient in verbal and written communication skills; able to prepare technical documents to be sent to customers.
- Composite part fabrication experience.
- Implementation of continuous improvements by the use of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen methods.
- Reviewing drawings, models, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures and activities.
- Establishment of sequences of operations to fabricate and assemble composite products that promote efficient utilization of equipment and labor.
- Implementing and improving new manufacturing processes.
- Experience with composite process and specifications of thermoset and/or thermoplastic parts and structures.
- Experience in establishing qualification plans, in order to qualify processes and equipment to the customer specifications.
- Capable of designing or defining the requirements for the development of equipment, robotics, Lay-up molds, Vacuum Holding Fixtures, Shop Aids, Positioning fixtures, Go-No-Go inspection tools required for the manufacturing of new products.
- Capable of performing safety, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), Process Capability and Total Product Maintenance (TPM) for new and existing equipment.
- Understanding basic industrial engineering practices, such as, time studies, statistical analysis, ergonomic impacts, and value engineering principals.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Ply shape flat pattern development.
- Tool Design experience.
- Knowledge of Boeing and Airbus process and specifications.
- Familiar with composite autoclave or oven curing cycles, thermal profiles, recipes, thermal effects, thermal expansion, wrinkles and tooling spring back effects.

Third level qualification in manufacturing or mechanical Engineering.

Five to Seven years of aerospace engineering preferred.

Computer Skills:
- Experience with Catia V5, Inventor, Solid Works, or other 3-Dimensional CADs required.
- Skilled in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project.
- ERP system experience

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to precarious places and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate requiring hearing protection in certain areas.

If interested, please send your updated resume in Word doc format to Varsha at with preferred pay requirements and availability and we will follow up immediately.
Job Number: KD 1901
Job Location: IA
Rate: DOE
Per Diem: Possible
Overtime: Possible
Duration: LT
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 09/06/2023
Attention: Varsha
Address: 2333 SEA WAY BLVD STE 212
City, State: EVERETT, WA 98203
Phone: 206/368-9812
Fax Phone: 206/237-8950

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