Northrop Grumman Composite Bonder Technician - Level 1 in Palmdale, California
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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Composite Bonder Technician - Level 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.
The selected candidate will bond a variety of dissimilar material assemblies (composite, metal, or laminate), parts, skins, components, equipment or structures into semi-finished or finished products.
Read and interpret blueprints
Lay out articles, cut parts or materials to size and apply liquid or solid bonding agents.
Understanding of ply orientations and vacuum bagging processes
Operate autoclave, hydraulic presses, and ovens to complete bonding cycle
Control conditions of heat, pressure, and timing by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agent being used
Sands, burrs and smooth over areas, applying sealing resins to cut or exposed edges
Monitors and verifies quality of finished product. Completes repairs on composite, metal or laminate bonded products using inspection and rework instructions
Required ability to be certified for a half & full face respirator
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum of 9 months of composites experience in an aerospace, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment OR must have a minimum of 2.0 or higher GPA upon completion of Aircraft Fabrication courses OR A&P certificate courses
Must be able to perform moderate strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting up to 25 pounds, and working overhead
Must be able to access small confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment.
The ability to pass Special Medical/Respiratory Exam.
The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD secret clearance and program access prior to beginning work
The ability to work 1st "5 am - 3:30 pm" or 2nd shift "4:12 pm - 2:42 am" and any work schedule
Active DOD secret clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 6 years
Completion of A&P certificate program.
Experience with structural subassemblies such as rudders, flaps and stabilizers
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Job Category : Manufacturing and Production