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Composite Technician UK

United Kingdom, West Berkshire, LambournAirborne UK

Job description

Be part of a unique growth story!

Join us to help build the leading advanced composites automation and digital manufacturing company. Airborne is a technology leader in advanced composites, specialised in the industrialisation of engineering and manufacturing of durable fibre reinforced composites for Space, Aeronautics, Transport and Marine industries. Via Airborne’s unique combination of skills: our deep and wide composites, software engineering and mechatronics know-how – we enable our customers to unlock their full potential in digital manufacturing growth and create a competitive advantage. We are agile, flexible and think like a start-up. This nimble approach is challenging for many incumbent companies—but it’s at the heart of how we think to build winning positions by developing integrated, automated, and connected manufacturing solutions for the composite industry. Together we are a dynamic group of 135 highly educated and passionate employees, split between our headquarter in The Hague Ypenburg (NL) and our site in Lambourn (UK).

What is your new job?

Airborne is a business engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and automation of products constructed of composite materials for a variety of applications and markets. Our vision is to make composites affordable through the application of Automation & Digitalisation.

What are your responsibilities?

The role of Composite Technician will be to carry out the manufacture of composite components using a wide variety of hand building processes and machinery, including skills such as pattern building, lamination, wet processes, infusion, and RTM whilst maintaining a culture of H&S and Quality.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Compliance with health and safety best practise and following specific Airborne H&S policies.
  • Interpreting engineering drawings
  • Adhering with Airborne quality management procedures when following the work instruction sheets.
  • Manufacturing of complex composite products. Tasks will include but not limited to,
    • preparing moulds, preparing resins and fabric, oven set-up, vacuum bagging, resin transfer, monitoring process parameters (temperature, time, pressure, etc.), removal of products from moulds, trimming and clean-up.
    • Working with dry fibre and prepreg materials
    • Manual handling of raw materials, semi-finished goods, and finished products.
    • Use of hand and power tools for drilling, cutting, and grinding operations while wearing appropriate PPE.
    • Operation of suitable equipment, as needed, and for which suitable training will be provided (CNC Ply Cutter, 3 Axis Router, Forklift Truck).
  • To proactively identify problems in the manufacture of products and provide contributions for potential improvements in efficiency or technical solutions, as may benefit Airborne.
  • To ensure general cleanliness and tidiness of the facility.
  • To complete timesheets promptly to allow tracking of projects.
  • General computer literacy

Job requirements

  • Level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline or proven experience working in composite manufacturing using prepreg and dry fibres.
  • Ability to communicate well with others, both technical and non-technical.

What we offer

Working at Airborne Ltd will give you the opportunity to develop your career by working on highly innovative projects.

We offer you a rewarding job in an inspiring environment with like-minded and talented colleagues. You will become part of our inspiring company where innovation, quality and creativity are key to meet our company goals. We will give you the opportunity for personal and professional growth, by additional training, on the job training and coaching.

Furthermore, we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Flexible working

A fantastic opportunity to be part of a unique growth story!

Information & procedure

If you would like to apply, please send in your application via the Apply here button.

Third party applications are not appreciated