Job Listing Description

Fabrication Specialist B

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Fabrication Specialist in North Charleston, SC


  • Performs composite related fabrication of detail parts and subassemblies from carbon fiber, fiberglass and other lightweight materials commonly use in the aerospace industry.
  • Performs automated lay-up machine set-up and operation.
  • Under limited supervision and working in a loud environment with a variety of epoxy agents, this position performs a variety of non-routine and non-repetitive procedures and assists in the fabrication, curing, build-up and assembly of various types of composite materials where required information is readily available, methods and sequences have been pre-determined. Works to blueprints, templates, sample parts, process sheets and other authorized information.
  • Mark and cut tape, woven material, honeycomb, adhesive and similar materials following templates, guides or specific dimensions and sequences.
  • Perform hot-bonding, wet lay-up preparation, and cures, using raw materials or pre-pregs, both glass and aramid fiber. Route, drill, trim, and sand to blueprint dimensions and tolerances.
  • Will be required to build a vacuum bag to apply shop pressure to repair area.
  • Assist in the lay-up of composite materials to molds. Fit and smooth successive layers of materials as necessary to secure build-up free from wrinkles, air pockets and voids following directions and instructions.
  • Performs composite lay-up, fabrication and assembly tasks.
  • Ability to understand the use and fabrication of pre-manufactured composite materials using, blueprints, engineering drawings and planning from non-conformance dispositions.
  • Accomplishes these processes by using fabrication tooling materials and automated / motorized equipment.
  • Accomplishes related functions to provide complete fabrication details and subassemblies via hand-lay-up methods or through the use of NC equipment. Will be required to work at heights and/or on an elevated work platform.


    Candidates must have the ability to perform the following physical requirements:

    • Pass visual acuity and color perception tests

    • Read, write, and comprehend the English language

    • Use personal protective equipment for face/eyes and ears as required

    • Handle, use, and dispose of hazardous material

    • Obtain & maintain personal certifications as required to support job responsibilities

    • Occasional (1 to 3 hrs) finger manipulation

    • On occasion, a 2-person lift may be necessary for weights greater than 50 lbs

    • Occasional lifting of 21-35 pounds

    • Frequent reaching overhead (3 to 6 hrs)

    • Frequent walking on flat surfaces

    • Frequent standing flat or uneven surfaces

    • Frequent balancing on a ladder, steps, or uneven surfaces

    • Occasional climbing on 3-12 ft ladders or stands

    • Rotation of head/neck, sitting, crawling, squatting, bend/stoop, lying down, and operate foot controls

    • Occasional contact with metals

    • Exposure to plastics and solvents to atmospheric conditions

    • Frequent exposure to noise

      Job Number: 2010112939
      Job Location: North Charleston, SC
      Duration: 6 months
      Input Date: 03/10/2020
      Last Updated: 03/30/2020
      Attention: Donnell Covington
      Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
      City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
      800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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