Lay-up Tech in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/5/2020

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Lay-up Tech

Job Description

 Job Summary & Essential Functions:

The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Employees must meet all customer/company quality expectations and/or requirements in order to ensure product integrity.

Functions involve composite layup, composite and structural assembly, as well as acting as a process equipment operator or autoclave operator trainee.

May be required to move parts and supplies from one location to another as needed to facilitate the job function.


Skills & Qualifications

Composite Layup 

Understand handling of pre-preg material
Perform lay-up of pre-preg material and adhesives.
Performs tool preparation.
Performs bagging and vacuum operations.
Basic computer knowledge.
Must be able to calculate material out time.

Responsible for bagging such assemblies for curing process. Positions, lays up and sets up parts or assemblies, bonding dies and tools using prepregs and dry textiles. Checks leak rate using monometer. Attaches and installs thermocouples and applies parting agent.

Under direct leadership of a Leadperson, has responsibility for any and all cures completed in one or more autoclaves.
Regulates, operates and maintains this curing equipment.

Responsible for proper positioning of vacuum bagged parts or assemblies in the autoclave; locating and positioning thermocouples and recording same; attaching vacuum lines and checking to determine that proper vacuum is maintained.

Removes thermocouples, vacuum lines and other parts used in the cure. Hooks up vacuum during cooling cycle' as required.

Adjusts controls and maintains surveillance of gauges to assure the maintenance of prescribed temperatures, pressures and vacuum during curing process.

Responsible for keeping the time of cures and recording the necessary gauge readings at the proper time and notifying the supervisor should readings be at any time adverse.

Must have knowledge of degrees of heat rise per minute as called out in engineering specifications.

Must have a thorough knowledge of all autoclave operations 'and controls and applies this knowledge to varied and technical bonding and curing procedures, using simple arithmetic such as decimals and fractions, in the course of his duties.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


268 E. Gardena Road
Gardena, California, 90248
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled