Composite Technician – Manufacturing

Job Summary

Performance Plastics is a global leader in the manufacture if composite and metal-bond aero-structure components for both the military and commercial airframe markets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, with some detailed instructions and intermittent review, and working in a loud manufacturing environment with a variety of epoxy agents, this position performs repetitive or standard 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 and tooling is provided. Works to blueprints, templates, sample parts, process sheets and other authorized information.

  • Build to specific dimensions and tolerances
  • Paint composite and metal components including bodywork, contour shaping and sanding
  • Work with epoxy paints, urethane, and water base epoxy coatings
  • Assembly aircraft components using structural adhesives, rivets, and threaded fasteners
  • Cross train in other areas of Assembly
  • Utilize shop aids to facilitate fabrication, trimming, and assembly, as required
  • Check expiration dates of materials prior to use
  • Prepare proper mixes of resins and catalysts
  • Maintain records, as required, and support Quality process
  • Observe all laws and work in a safe manner

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires High School diploma or equivalent and two or more years of related experience.
  • Must be able to use hand tools, such as rollers, paper cutters, scissors, razor knives, electric heat gun and fixtures such as molds and mandrels.
  • May require respirator certification.
  • Must be able to work in a loud environment; work extended hours as required; and be able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding and comprehension of written and verbal instructions
  • Capability of conducting mathematical calculations
  • Ability to use measuring instruments such as scales and calipers




  • Blue Print reading
  • FOD & Tool Control
  • 5S Applications
  • MPS dimensions
  • Engineering Drawings
  • Working with graphite tools
  • Application of SWI's
  • Application of shop aides
  • Templates
  • Repetitive or Standard Procedures
  • Routing, Trimming, Drilling
  • Continuous Improvement


  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Tool Prep, De-mold, Ply, Core Cutting


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