£17.45 - £23.55 per hour
about 1 month ago
12 months +
Operators are expected to work flexibly in any of the following general areas with limited cross area flexibility:
- Composite manufacturing techniques
- Fitting techniques
- Maintaining techniques
- Process bath techniques
- Electrical techniques
Main Job Responsibilities:
- Manufacture of Vital assemblies.
- Manufacture of components and sub-assemblies in the production of Vital assemblies.
- The ability to work in one of the following 'work centres' in the composites department:
- Clean Room composite activity including material cutting, 'laying up' bagging and processing and the operation of various material processing machines including Desitech,X-Y table and automatic tape layers,
- Autoclave processing,
- Detail/assembly pre-treatment techniques including operation of Vapormatt machine,
- Machine tool and roto-peening,
- Process baths,
- Final assembly detail fitting and caulking,
- Press operation and cure cycle monitoring,
- Test specimen manufacture,Detail assembly de-flashing and trimming (fettling activities),
- Post survey repair work including strip and rebuild of main and tail rotor blades,
- Support to other skilled disciplines within the department as workloads and requirements dictate,
- DIA operation (active on most products and is being introduced on all levels via a shop-led implementation team).
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience
- An Apprenticeship and relevant academic qualifications (either an NVQ or C&G). If you have served in the Navy, Army, Marines or RAF, you may qualify dependant on the rank upon leaving the service. All certificates will need to be shown.
- Essential knowledge of, working with and manufacturing process
- Ability to interpret engineering drawing techniques defining composite lay-up definition (not covered by BS908 drawing as normally taught in Colleges)
- Knowledge of WHPS specifications and plant control requirements e.g. process baths
- Knowledge of Company Quality Operating System and Planning Manual contents and interpretation
- Ability to operate various plant such as bond fixtures, presses, automated lay-up tools, traditional machine tools
- Traditional fitting and/or machining skills
- Ability to adapt to a wide range of manufacturing techniques
- Ability to apply caulking and sealing agents to the highest standards, understanding the aerodynamic importance of surface finish
- Cutting and laying up of intricate shapes and detailed ply patterns including the acquired skill of knowing how to drape and press down spar materials prior to tool closure.
- Clearance of Materials Laboratory to WHPS 644 (use of adhesive systems)
- Skilled removal/ clean-up of composite items without damage to structural matrix/ reinforcings.
- Shifts: Earlies: 06:00-14:00 (Mon-Thu); 06:00-12:00 (Fri) and Lates: 14:00-22:00 (Mon-Thu); 12:00-18:00 (Fri)
- This role has been deemed inside IR35 so only PAYE or Umbrella contracts are available.
£17.45 - PAYE
£23.55 - Umbrella
£20.24 - PAYE
£27.31 - Umbrella