Aurora Flight Sciences

Job Brief

The Composite Technician performs advance lay-up techniques to include pre-preg or wet lay-up, cutting, bagging, basic repair, autoclave, and/or trimming operations.

The Composite Technician will support our Manufacturing Group at our Bridgeport, WV facility.

The Composite Technician must be able to demonstrate an understanding of how work orders, blueprints, and lay-up charts ensure the quality of the product and provide suggestions on improvements as well as coach and mentor other employees in proper procedures. Must also be able to work with shop tools and equipment used in composite layup and assembly as well as demonstrates the ability to perform in a team environment and exhibit a willingness to “do what it takes” to ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded.


  • Build composite components for air vehicles using appropriate lay-up techniques
  • Handling, mixing, and applying various resin/catalyst materials
  • Operate a broad variety equipment for cutting, kitting, and assembly of materials to include machines requiring understanding of computer software technology
  • Use hand/power tools in a safe and efficient manner to shape and form simple and complex components
  • Prepare composite components for curing process in autoclave and/or oven by applying proper vacuum bagging methods and procedures
  • Complete self-verification procedure on work orders and other related/required documents
  • Ensure parts meet all quality standards and guidelines prior to presenting for inspection
  • Perform simple and complex composite repairs when needed
  • Effectively coach and mentor others on the proper composite lay-up process and procedures
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area, supports the company FOD (Foreign Object Damage) prevention program and complies with all safety regulations
  • Must be able to perform math computations, to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions
  • Provide back up support for AFP machine to include set-up and operation
  • May work any shift and overtime
  • Comply with good housekeeping, quality, FOD, and safety procedures
  • Support other Aurora Flight Sciences sites as required
  • Perform other tasks as required by site leadership

Aurora Company Overview:

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid-prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now, as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora’s innovation is combined with Boeing’s size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of aerospace systems.

Company Name
Aurora Flight Sciences
Bridgeport, WV


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience in composites using pre-preg or wet-layup techniques and materials
  • Experienced in FAA manufacture and associated paperwork
  • Documented apprenticeship programs or trade school certifications considered in combination with experience
  • Ability to interpret complex engineering drawings, which utilize ASME, Y 14.5 M
  • Knowledge of geometric tolerances is required
  • Proficient in the use of computers and equipment which utilizes computer software technology for composites lay-ups and AFP machines
  • Must be a US Person or Permanent Resident Green Card Holder


Advanced vocational and/ or military technical schooling related to aircraft manufacturing or maintenance, or FAA licensed A&P

Physical Requirements:

Ability to work in a manufacturing environment as well as lift and transport objects up to 40 pounds as well as consistently stand, stoop, crawl, bend, crouch, climb, and kneel

Shift Requirements:

Day shift with flexibility to work extended work hours or other shifts as needed

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