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Composite Technician III

Company: Robertson Fuel Systems
Location: Tempe
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Company:

For over 40 years Robertson Fuel Systems, a HEICO company, continues to be the world leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of crashworthy fuel systems. The Companys 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.

The Position

The mission of every Robertson employee is to execute their responsibilities with the #1 goal of saving and protecting the lives of service members across the globe. Primary duties include processing lay-up techniques to include pre-preg or wet lay-up, cutting, bagging, basic repair, and or trimming operations in the composite repair of aerospace, and related fiberglass products as well as sanding, potting of inserts, filling, and laminating repairs.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reads and understands drawings, work orders, work instructions, and manufacturing orders. Weighs out resins and adhesives in secondary containers to the correct ratios with material identification and lot number traceability. Marks and cuts woven material, tape materials and core materials following templates, guides or specific dimensions. Smooths successive layers to build required thickness free from wrinkles, air pockets or voids. Demonstrates proper vacuum bagging and leak check methods. Routes, drills, trims and sands to drawing dimensions and tolerances. Demonstrates proper filling and fairing techniques using contour fillers with both hand and power sanders. Records operational steps completed including lot numbers and expiration dates for material traceability. Ability to accomplish duties and responsibilities with minimal or intermittent supervision. Bonds prep composite and metallic surfaces for subsequent bonding. Positions machining/route fixtures to blueprint tolerances and machine using power tools. Bonds components using jigs and fixtures. Completes final assembly of finished components using adhesives, inserts and fasteners. Performs preventive maintenance on tooling and equipment. Conducts conductivity verification and recording. Operates and monitors oven controllers. Assists with training and on-the-job learning initiatives for lesser experienced Composite Technicians Completes the fabrication of composite models and tooling for production. Performs preventative maintenance and logs recording of equipment. Assists with the scheduling of workflow to meet product requirements. Inventories parts required to fabricate containers. Works with Engineering on manufacturing order and Blueprint improvements Completes in process inspection and verifications in manufacturing orders and Work Orders. Ensures product meets blueprint and process specification tolerances. Interacts with Engineering as required. Reviews change/ deficiency requests for drawing, work orders, work instructions, and manufacturing orders. Completes in process inspection and verifications in manufacturing and work orders. Interacts with Quality and Supply Chain as required. 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.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; and a minimum of eight(8) years of experience in a manufacturing role combined with the demonstrated ability to perform level I, II and III tasks per the training matrix; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Professional Qualifications


Ability to work with basic shop tools and equipment used in composite lay-up and assembly Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures in the aircraft composite field Forklift certification or ability to become forklift certified Demonstrate an understanding of how manufacturing orders, blueprints, and process specifications ensure the quality of the product and provide suggestions on improvements Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from colleagues Basic computerknowledge to include software for composite lay-ups and assembly 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 use various tools to identify and solve problems Strong customer service and company culture/ reputation orientation Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; Project and Access as required)


Advanced 2-year vocational, technical and/or military technical schooling certifications in manufacturing or related fields. Completion of an Advanced Composite Repair training class.

Personal Competencies

Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a fast paced, multi-task environment Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential Ability to participate successfully in a team environment; demonstrate willingness to collaborate with others to achieve common objectives Ability to apply common sense towards the execution of responsibilities

Physical Demands

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, kneelor 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

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 companys 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.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

Keywords: Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe , Composite Technician III, Other , Tempe, Arizona

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