Lead Carbon Composite Technician

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Posted: 03/18/2024 Job Number: PW33871122

Job Description

Lead Carbon Composite Technician
Company supplies composite engine, automotive and marine components
Auburn Hills, MI

Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm

Pay: $20-25/hr

Job Purpose/Summary: 

The ideal candidate will have a strong command of composite
manufacturing principles and best practices for quality part production. This position requires
individual layups of carbon fiber, prep composite, and billet aluminum for assembly, maintain strict
quality and process standards, and thorough documentation. This is an opportunity to be integral
to product design and tooling strategy for manufacturing and assembly.

Duties/Essential Job Functions:

1. Leads by example with integrity and respect, along with policy and procedure compliance
2. Leads a team of manufacturing staff by communicating job expectations by managing the
build plan. Providing the area daily plan and monitoring, and appraising job results; provide
training and coaching for employees, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
Escalate any counseling, and disciplinary needs to Supervisor or Department Manager.
3. Track and report hourly count of production throughput, FTC, and quality issues while also
performing hourly in process inspections (quality and process conformance)
4. Fill out Production Control Log at end of production run, capturing scrap and rework hours
5. Enforce PPE compliance with production staff
6. Capture data for Manufacturing Metrics
7. Read and interpret work instructions and manufacturing documents to produce finished
product. Do not allow nonstandard processes to be used nor non-validated tools, fixtures or
equipment to be used in area without verification and approval
8. Follow all operating procedures for the powering on and off equipment, along with ensuring
LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) is being followed when equipment needs repair
9. Follow all safety precautions and bring any safety concerns and hazards to the attention of
the Plant Supervisor or Director of Operations
10. Interface with product design and manufacturing engineers as required to provide any
manufacturing feedback
11.Manufacture and assemble composites for low volume production and prototypes
12.Lay out, assemble, pre-fit and bond a variety of composites or laminate fabrications, parts,
skins or equipment
13.Cut, trim and drill composite parts to drawing specifications
14.Complete hand layup by following specific work instructions and drawings for each part
15.Perform typical composite duties such as trimming, fitting, laminating, and cutting
16.Aid in process development by identifying process improvement methods to improve quality
and efficiency, and material/supply specifications
17.Coordinate with Engineering in the determination and development of materials, processes,
specifications, and related documents to be used in the fabrication, rework and repair
18.Perform light duty machine operations utilizing drill press, band saw, chop saw and hand
power tools
19.Ensure each tooling was cleaned of all foreign object debris, prepped, and checked for
defects while also keeping a clean work environment
20.Assist in maintaining inventory accuracy
21.All other duties as assigned

Required education and experience:

- High School Diploma/High School Equivalency (GED) or higher
- Strong communications skill and Microsoft Office proficiency


Preferred education and experience:

- Experience with high temp epoxy and carbon fiber is preferred
- Basic understanding of the material properties of carbon fiber and resins
- Possesses attention to detail
- ERP Experience

Position is 90 days to direct hire


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