Laminator

Laminator

Position: Laminator

Purpose: Laminate of composite components on molds to form specific custom products

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Handle composite materials and follow established safety procedures
  • Hand laminate composite components using carbon fiber pre-preg and other similar materials, to specifications set by blueprints, layup manuals, and other technical documentation
  • Prepare components for autoclave cure utilizing vacuum bagging techniques (manufacturer breather, bag material kit).
  • Prepare tooling patterns and molds using chemical sealers and release systems
  • Fabricate molds from supplied patterns
  • Follow build manuals and quality control processes
  • Consult and resolve quality issues as they arise, in consultation with project engineers
  • Ability to work with Supervisor’s established priorities to assure laminating and assembly workflow is sustained and attending to other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Requirements:

  • Ability to interpret basic instruction via detailed drawings / instructions
  • An eye for detail and pride in making things by hand
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate shift work if required

Desirables:

  • An understanding of engineering drawings
  • Comfortable using common hand and power tools
  • Previous composite laminating experience is an asset, but specific training will be provided as required
  • Basic understanding of composite component construction is an asset

Education & Experience Required:

  • High school diploma, general education degree (GED) or equivalent
  • Must be willing to work well under pressure as part of a strong team
  • Have a can do, positive attitude
  • Exemplary attendance
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback
  • Understands, works within, and contributes to the continuous improvement of safety, health and environment requirements; adheres to all safety policies, reports safety and risk hazards
  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction and completes tasks on time at expected level of performance
  • Able to maintain follow through and honor commitments
  • Works with the team to identify and drive productivity and performance improvement opportunities to support cost reductions
  • Contributes to building a positive work environment
  • Interacts well with fellow co-workers and is able to effectively communicate and actively listen
  • Is organized and able to prioritize and respond in a timely manner
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment and production schedules
  • Able to perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, engineering drawings and procedure manuals
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other employees in the organization