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Composites Fabricator I

Job ID 109949 Date posted 08/13/2019
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers� mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.
We are searching for a Composites Fabricator I in our Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division, located in located in Ashburn, VA.
Our AS&T division is built on the proposition that a small team of the right people can do what others will not even attempt. We specialize in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced small Unmanned Air Systems (UAS / UAV), advanced radar systems, next-generation weapon systems, and other RF sensor technologies using small company agility and big company experience. We�ve earned a reputation for providing vital warfighter solutions at a faster pace than traditional DoD contractors, so if you like the idea of hands-on experience designing, building, testing and fielding new technology at a fast pace and supporting the vital missions of our warfighters, then L3Harris AS&T may be the company for you.

The Composites Fabricator I is capable of working independently or in a small group setting. This position requires the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with a focus on quality and attention to detail. Required tasks will include the fabrication of composites using various techniques and types of materials, painting, composites trimming and bonding, integration, etc. Fabrication experience, manufacturing experience, and/or aviation maintenance experience are required for this position. Composites fabrication experience is a plus.

You will demonstrate success by:
  • 85% of time - Performs all duties required to fabricate and integrate composite parts and assemblies. Tasks required may include:
  • Constructs wet layups and/or Pre-Pregs of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and/or Kevlar utilizing various methods such as compression molds, vacuum bagging, and compression bladders
  • Operates ovens to complete bonding cycle. Controls conditions of heat and time by setting and operating various controls according to the specifications for the materials and the bonding agents being used
  • Performs minor part-fitting operations such as trimming, filing, drilling, sanding, sawing, burring, crimping, framing, riveting, and reaming
  • Bonds a variety of materials (composite, metal, or laminate) to parts, components, assemblies, equipment or structures to complete semi-finished or finished products
  • Assemblies and integrates sub-assemblies to composite structures
  • Paints composite structures
  • 5% of time - Documents new processes, recommends updates for existing processes, and reviews drawings in support of engineering
  • 5% of time - Monitors and verifies quality of finished product.  Measures parts with micrometers and calipers to verify dimensions
  • 5% of time - Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee safety; upholding corporate safety standards
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Our Values are an integral part of who we are. We seek candidates who share our values:

    • Integrity
    • Excellence
    • Accountability
    • Respect
    • About L3Harris Technologies

      L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers� mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com

 

Required:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with ability obtain and maintain a TS/SSBI.Must be able to obtain and maintain additional clearances as required
  •  High School Diploma
  • Fabrication experience, manufacturing experience, or experience in aviation maintenance
  • Proficiency with various shop equipment including: cutting/grinding tools, composite curing ovens, manual mills and lathes, table saw, band saws, etc.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, procedures, and/or schedules
  • Knowledge and understanding of product quality processes
  • Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
  • Proficiency with various shop equipment including: cutting/grinding tools, drills, etc.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, procedures, and/or schedules
  • Knowledge and understanding of product quality processes
  • Ability to accurately complete all required paperwork
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)
  • Ability to safely complete all physical activities required in a manufacturing environment including, but not limited to:
  • lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying 25-50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • walking, bending, sitting, standing, climbing, and reaching for prolonged periods of time on a regular basis.
  • ability to seize, grasp, turn, hold, and operate manufacturing tools and equipment.
  • willingness and ability to work in a manufacturing environment with regular exposure to moving mechanical parts, dust, fumes, chemicals, and loud noises.
  • Reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis.
Desired:
  • Active Secret or TS clearance is desired but not required
  • Aircraft A&P is desired but not required
  • Experience working in an environment that implements lean practices
  • Experience working in an environment that implements ESD and FOD controls
  • Composites fabrication experience

 

 

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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