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Composite Fabricator

Company: Stratolaunch, LLC
Location: Mojave
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

**NOTE: This is a 6-month term position**

**Position Summary**

Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that engineers operationally realistic testing at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon testbeds are reusable, cost-effective platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environment. We deliver flight data critical to validating system performance and achieving rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we drive innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.

The individual operating in this capacity will be responsible for the fabrication of composite structure and installation and maintenance of carrier aircraft systems and components. As Stratolaunch expands our program base this person may be tasked to other, new projects and in the development of vehicles requiring the skills, knowledge and abilities utilized on this current project.

**ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES**

+ Fabrication, installation and maintenance of carrier aircraft systems, composites, and components Including but not limited to:

+ Fabrication and layup of composite part fab and assembly using wet lay-up and pre-preg lay-up processes

+ Dry fit, sub-assembly, as well as integration of aircraft components

+ May require hand sanding of composite surfaces, as well as the use of various hand tools including but not limited to air saws, angle grinders, sanding blocks, drill motors, etc.

+ Proper Bagging of parts to be put under vacuum to join plies and in some cases to ensure parts conform to the required tooling during cure cycles

+ Operating Knowledge of curing composite parts in ovens and maintaining and monitoring of cure cycles

+ Able to Identify defects and notify shop leadership when defects are detected

+ Maintain assigned work areas in a safe, clean and organized fashion

+ Interpret and work in accordance with written work instructions, technical manuals, engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics, etc.

+ Operate related ground handling equipment as needed such as scissor lifts and forklifts utilized to work on and service the aircraft

+ Able and willing to work at heights above the ground 15ft or higher from scaffolding and scissor lifts, as well as able to work at heights greater than 20ft that require the proper use of a lanyard, harness, and tie off procedures

+ Able and willing to work in a confined space if needed roughly 4'x'4

**QUALIFICATIONS**

+ 1-3+ years of experience in Composite airframe and structure fabrication, installation and maintenance preferred

+ A strong understanding of the importance of FOD control and tool control

+ Detail-oriented - strong attention to detail

+ Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools a plus.

+ Personnel safety mentality - not just work safely, but promote a culture of safety

+ Honesty, responsibility, accuracy, integrity and fulfillment of commitments

+ Ability to problem solve and adapt quickly to changing priorities

+ Ability to work independently, responsible, take the initiative

+ Ability to bend, stoop, and kneel as well as able to handle items weighing up to 50 lbs.

+ Willing to work Overtime when needed, staggered shifts, weekends, etc.

+ Other duties as determined/assigned by shop leadership

+ Must be able to wear a respirator

**EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE**

+ Current A & P license a plus, 3+ years of composite aircraft structure fabrication and assembly preferred

+ Experience with high temperature materials such as BMI resins, titanium, and high temperature epoxys are a plus

+ Experience with high tolerance assembly techniques, include laser metrology, precision tooling and jigging is a plus

+ Application, repair, and replacement of thermal protection system materials is a plus

**Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable**

+ This position is located in Mojave, Ca.

+ This position may require travel to offsite locations depending on aircraft dispatch location

**Benefits and our location:**

+ Relocation eligible to local area - Mojave, CA

+ 9/80 schedule

+ Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)

+ Paid Maternity and Parental Leave up to 16 weeks

+ 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit

+ Tuition reimbursement for continued education

**Mojave Air & Spaceport is located 95 miles north of Los Angeles. To outsiders it may seem like it is the middle-of-nowhere, but it offers both affordability and central access to a variety of California's best attractions and landmarks. Hikers will find themselves within a 2-3 hours distance of some of the best state and national parks, including Yosemite and Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skiers will delight in being closely distanced to world-class resorts at Mammoth Mountain, Mountain High, and Big Bear. Beachgoers can find plenty of sand, sun, and sunsets at both Southern and Central California beaches like Ventura, Huntington, Santa Monica, and Pismo. The area also offers plenty of rural area for off-roading and horseback riding enthusiasts.**

**Not much for the outdoors and prefer the city life? You're within a half day's drive or less of Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Francisco where you can find a variety of live entertainment, museums, tours, and historical sight-seeing. Theme parks are in abundance, with Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm ready to meet the needs of rollercoaster thrill seekers.**

**Food and drink fanatics are in a haven of delectable choices. Wine aficionados will also find easy access to some of the state's best vino in Paso Robles, Santa Ynez, and even more locally in Tehachapi and Agua Dulce. Beer fanatics will find some of the best West Coast IPAs at Bravery and Lucky Luke's in Lancaster. Any food option you crave is covered, and we always recommend the authentic and fresh Mexican food that you won't find anywhere else in the United States.**

**Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.**

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees' and applicants' time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

**Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:**

**https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf**

Job Category: Operations

Keywords: Stratolaunch, LLC, Lancaster , Composite Fabricator, Other , Mojave, California

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