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Flexible Composite Technician I

Company: HEICO
Location: Tempe
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

The Flexible Composite Technician I Position

Are you interested in starting a new career in the composite industry? Robertson is looking for enthusiastic Men and Women for employment building flexible crashworthy and self-sealing fuel cells for the Aerospace and Ground vehicle industries. Previous experience in Composites is a plus however not required. Preferred candidates will have a basic mechanical skillset, good work ethic, and a great attitude. Reliable transportation, ability to show up on time, and willingness to learn are required.

The Company:

WE SAVE LIVES! For over 45 years Robertson Fuel Systems, a HEICO company, continues to be the world leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of crashworthy fuel systems. The Company's technology, experience, and capability in fuel containment are paramount to both its defense and civil customers. Engineered to help prevent post-incident fires, its fuel solutions save lives.

Benefits of the Flexible Composite Technician I

  • 4X10 Schedule with every Friday Off
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Generous PTO
  • Educational Assistance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, and Short-Term Disability
  • EAP and Wellness Plan

    Duties Responsibilities of the Flexible Composite Technician I

    • Reads and interprets shop orders, work instructions, drawings, engineering specifications and standard operating procedures.
    • Weighs out resins and adhesives in secondary containers to the correct ratios with material identification and lot number traceability.
    • Performs layup of patterns including pre-preg or wet layup.
    • Demonstrates proper vacuum bagging and leak check methods.
    • Sprays coatings.
    • Assembles disassembles tooling mandrels.
    • Records operational steps completed including lot numbers and expiration dates for material traceability.
    • Adherence to Export Control and Technology Control Plan (TCP) as applicable to job function
    • Adherence to Compliance Plan and Employee Policy Manual
    • Please note this job description is not designed to cover nor contain a static listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned.


      Qualifications for the Flexible Composite Technician I

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

      Education and Experience for the Flexible Composite Technician I

      High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

      Professional Qualifications for the Flexible Composite Technician I


      • Basic computer knowledge.
      • Mathematical understanding consistent with the educational requirements
      • Ability to read, write and communicate clearly and effectively in English
      • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
      • Ability to work with basic shop tools and equipment used in composite lay-up and assembly
      • Forklift certification or ability to become forklift certified.
      • Reliable transportation
      • Great attendance record.
      • Subject to random drug screening.


        • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures in the aircraft composite field
        • Demonstrate an understanding of how manufacturing orders, blueprints, and process specifications ensure the quality of the product and provide suggestions on improvements
        • Advanced 2-year vocational, technical and/or military technical schooling certifications inmanufacturing or related fields.
        • Completion of an Advanced Composite Repair training class.

          Physical Demands of the Flexible Composite Technician I

          While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to walk, stand and climb. The incumbent is occasionally required to sit, bend, squat, kneel or crawl and lift or carry a maximum of 75 pounds; as well as push or pull a maximum of 300 pounds. This position involves occasionally working in a confined space. The incumbent will regularly use hand tools including but not limited to scissors, hand sanders, wrenches, sockets, drills, screwdrivers, spray guns, lay up squeegees, brushers, rollers, rulers, and calipers. The incumbent will occasionally use power tools including but not limited to computers, panel saws, table saws, shapers, sanders, motorized trim fixtures and occasionally operate forklifts.

          Work Environment for the Flexible Composite Technician

          While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly exposed to mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to dirty working conditions, heat or cold ranging between 35 and 100 degree ambient conditions, chemical vapors or fumes, dust, shavings and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The incumbent is required to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including Nitrile or Chloroprene gloves, negative or positive pressure respirator, dust mask, safety glasses, protective clothing, goggles, hearing protection, and work or anti-vibration gloves.


          • Supports the company's FOD (Foreign Object Damage) prevention program
          • Maintain a clean, safe work area in compliance with OSHA standards.
          • Comply with all Safety policies as outlined by the company standards and local, state and federal laws.
          • In accordance with Robertson Fuel Systems' Arizona Drug and Alcohol Policy, this position is designated as a safety-sensitive position.


            As provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company is committed to discussing and providing reasonable accommodations to its employees to help them fulfill the essential functions of their jobs.

Keywords: HEICO, Tempe , Flexible Composite Technician I, Engineering , Tempe, Arizona

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