185229 - Fabrication Specialist B
SC-South Carolina
North Charleston
6 months
Chipton-Ross is seeking 20 Fabrication Specialist B's located in North Charleston, SC.

Performs routine production composite fabrication operations building composite structural elements of aircraft using manual operations.

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. Will be required to support ALL shifts, weekend support up to and not limited to 10-12 hour work days. Basic computer skills is a requirement. Ability to select correct parts, materials, tools, assemblies, standards, hardware, etc., in order to accomplish work statement in accordance with planned operations. Be capable and proficient in the use of production and engineering prints to determine exact locations. Report job constraints such as: errors caused by workmanship, defects in parts, materials, assembly procedures, tools, sequences, etc., in accordance with client procedures. Prepares test articles, fixtures and data collection devices to perform various tests. Performs basic organic chemical conversion and paint preparation. Applies routine organic coatings for corrosion protection and appearance requirements. Works on articles of moderate complexity using established drawings and requirements.

Suitable candidates will have ONE year of direct Aerospace Composite Fabrication Experience as a minimum requirement, and preferably have THREE years of solid Aerospace Composite Fabrication Experience. CANDIDATES WITHOUT AEROSPACE COMPOSITE FABRICATION EXPERIENCE will NOT be considered, unless they have completed a relevant aerospace manufacturing program (ex. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Trident Technical College, Pittsburg Aeronautical Institute, etc.) or have comparable manufacturing experience relative to composite fabrication.

Ability to read and understand blueprints, drawings, schematics, engineering dispositions and instructions. Be safety conscious; employ the use of safety glasses, safety harnesses, respirators, boot socks, and other pertinent safety equipment 100% of the time. Exhibit exemplary housekeeping and Foreign Object Debris (FOD) standards. Maintain clean, neat, organized and FOD free work area. Possess understanding and knowledge of basic computer systems and programs. Coordinate pertinent information with employees on other shifts. Ability to work any shift (days, evenings and midnights), stand for long periods of time, and work in elevated and/or confined spaces as required. Frequent overhead work may be required. Frequent overtime may be required.

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

Candidates must be able to support all shifts per business needs. Shifts will be assigned during assignment to meet business needs.

Accredited High School Diploma/GED

Full-Time/First Shift
5:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Christopher Conaway
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x332 or (800) 927-9318 x332

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.