Composite Associate 1 #397986

Los Alamitos, CA posted on January 17

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With 80+ years of experience and reliability, our products are aboard virtually every major commercial, military and space vehicle program.  Our talented, loyal and dedicated employees provide highest quality and innovative solutions, products and services to meet our customers’ needs.

Today, we're seeking a Composite Associate 1 to add to our Composite production operations. As a Composite Associate, your primary responsibility will be the fabrication of Arrowhead Products' composite/non-metal components and products. This position will be on our first shift.

Successful candidates will perform the following essential duties & responsibilities, which include but are not limited to:

  • Will utilize blueprints and production planning instructions to perform marking, identification, trimming, cutting, drilling and assembly of composite/non-metal parts.
  • Perform operations such as vacuum bagging/sealing, curing and trimming insulation materials, applying plastic impregnated fiberglass fabric and metal to semi-finished blankets, cutting materials to pattern, hand lay-up, wrapping insulation blankets on to ducting.
  • Develop patterns for lay up to produce parts to specific and drawing requirements.
  • Operate autoclaves, curing ovens, power vise, fabric dinking machine, Gerber Cutter, routers, hand/power tools and other machinery related to composite fabrication.
  • Will work with materials such as honeycomb, coated fabrics, rubber, adhesives, cements, plastics and other materials related to composite fabrication.
  • Will make void-free laminates and perform acceptable repairs to parts per blueprint specifications or planning requirements.
  • Will make and perform tool setups as needed.
  • Will perform material use calculation and accurate tracking for inventory record keeping.
  • Will perform auxiliary operations such as handling/moving parts, tooling and materials, tool stripping, spray painting, steam cleaning and secondary wrapping operations.
  • This job description is not all inclusive of all duties. Other duties may be assigned.

​Successful candidates will also possess the following education, knowledge, skills and abilities, which include but are not limited to:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous Composites fabrication experience preferred and may be substituted for education requirement.
  • Ability to perform quality work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, work orders and production planing documents.
  • Ability to use standard manufacturing measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, tape measures, scales, height gauges, depth gauges, etc.
  • Must be capable of working with tight tolerances such as + or - .001”.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

​The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent lifting of up to 35 lbs.
  • Frequent pushing and pulling.
  • Bend, stoop, squat occasionally.
  • Sit, stand and walk frequently.
  • Talk and listen frequently.
  • Occasional use of computer.
  • Constant use and motion of hands and arms.

Benefits we are proud to offer you:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • 9/80 Alternative Work Schedule with every other Friday off
  • 401(k)
  • Company-paid Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site Cafeteria
  • Direct Deposit

Arrowhead Products is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Arrowhead Products is a drug free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random testing. EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans

Limitations and Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, this job description does not establish a contract for employment and the content is subject to be changed, modified, or deleted at the discretion of the Company. In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, the Company will make reasonable accommodations with those individuals with a disability as defined by the ADA.