Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Operator in Columbus, Mississippi

Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Operator

Location: Columbus, MS

Job Code: 1683

of openings:

1

Description

Job Qualifications:

The AFP Operator will work in manufacturing to do machine setup and operation. Position requires a person who can work with minimum supervision fabricating flight and non-flight hardware from various metals or composite materials. A qualified candidate should be able to multi-task, take initiative and communicate clearly. Three years minimum exposure and operating AFP Machine. Candidate must be proficient in the use of verbal and written technical communication, and able to work from written or verbal instructions; basic computer skills [PC] with proficiency in MS Office software. Experience in a manufacturing environment with advanced vocational and/or military technical schooling related to aircraft manufacturing or maintenance is desired.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • AFP Machine setup and operation

  • Follow planning sequence of machining operations to fabricate hardware to engineering drawing requirements holding closer tolerance on complex configuration as required.

  • Utilize all shop equipment as applicable

  • Use of various measuring techniques used to validate machined hardware.

  • Effective interfacing with R&D, Engineering and Quality Assurance to ensure compliance to customer specifications.

  • Understand and follow written and verbal instructions.

  • Understand Product Lifecyle Management as it relates to the principle AFP process.

  • Assess machine maintenance for general everyday use of AFP.

  • Understand hand layup and debulk operations.

  • Understand how to complete a component and close down machine.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Education Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent is required; associate degree in a technical discipline preferred. Industry experience applicable to the position will be considered in lieu of associate degree. Experience in aerospace production facility or associated MRO related industry preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Capable of lifting/maneuvering/assembling.

Shift Requirements:

Alternate shift work probable on occasion

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer