Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Company Overview:

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) is a growing aerospace company in the San Luis Obispo area that provides various services which include but are not limited to: rapid system development, on-demand niche engineering, hands-on development/testing, and small UAS aerospace system manufacturing.

Job Summary:

ESAero is seeking a self-motivated Composite Technician to join their team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The dates for this temporary position will be for a three month duration with the potential to be hired on full-time, should the company need full-time composite technicians at that time. The Composite Technician will work with a team of engineers in the fabrication of composites structures. Fabrication includes wet lays and pre-preg with carbon fibre fabrics and resin.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lay out, assemble, pre-fit and bond carbon composite or laminate fabrications, assemblies, parts, skins or equipment
  • Cut fabric, hand wet lay-up of carbon fiber material
  • Use shop math and measuring instruments
  • Obtain information from prints, charts, sketches, work orders, documents and verbal and electronic information
  • Follow engineering and manufacturing specifications
  • Operate curing ovens to complete curing cycles
  • Sand, burr, smooth, bond and seal
  • Perform rework or repair
  • Perform routine minor machine maintenance
  • Operate ovens to complete bonding cycle

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 1 year composites fabrication experience
  • Quick learner, hard-working with skilled hands
  • Basic knowledge of CAD/CAM or similar tools
  • Read CAD drawings, engineering sketches communicate challenges to small engineering teams
  • Excellent work ethic and attendance
  • Understand process methods and sequences
  • Understanding of ply orientations and vacuum bagging processes
  • Able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to verbally communicate, read and comprehend written and verbal instructions, and be capable of doing basic mathematical calculations
  • High attention to detail
  • Perform all tasks in a safe and responsible manner
  • Familiarity with windows based personal computers
  • Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • US Citizenship Required
  • This position is fully on-site

Standard Benefits:

  • Casual dress code, Free snacks
  • Amazing location to live, work, and play

ESAero is an equal opportunity employer.

Must present proof of authorisation to work in the United States

Hiring Range: $22-$36/hour