Jan 10, 2024

Aircraft Composite Layup Fabricator

  • Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • $21.00 - $30.00 hourly
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leader in providing high-performance aerial target systems and advanced unmanned tactical aerial platforms, is looking for career-minded team players for our Sacramento manufacturing plant as we continue to grow our business to meet customer demands.

Manufactures products using either wet lamination or pre-preg lamination.


•    Performs a variety of tasks, which require knowledge of lamination techniques, materials, tools and equipment.
•    Interprets and follows manufacturing orders.
•    Using pre-preg lamination techniques, cuts cloth and lays up products of varying tolerances.
•    Prepares products for vacuum bagging (pre-preg).
•    Handles, applies, stores and disposes of composite materials, adhesives, sealants, resins and solvents.
•    Inspects finished products for conformance to specifications.
•    Completes all required documentation related to assigned job(s).
•    Follows FOD (foreign object debris prevention) practices.
•    Complies with established safety directives.
•    Maintains a clean work area to ensure strict adherence to 5S Standards.
•    Complies with established QMS procedures.


Required Experience:
•    HS Diploma or equivalent
•    Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills
•    Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure
•    Math skills
•    Documentation skills
•    Materials Knowledge
•    Tooling/Molds
     1.    Equipment
     2.    Process
     3.    Quality
     4.    Safety
•    May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

Preferred Experience:
•    Hands-on experience in manufacturing production
•    Hands on experience, training, or education in laying up aircraft parts onto hard tooling using pre-preg carbon fiber
•    Hands on experience, training, or education in carbon composite bonding techniques
•    Hands on experience, training, or education in using epoxies and adhesive type materials to build parts and assemblies

Physical Requirements:
•    Standing, walking, lifting, bending, reaching, grasping, stooping, kneeling, climbing
•    Occasionally lifts and carries objects weighing up to 25lbs
•    May occasionally manipulate materials
•    Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes
Working Conditions:
•    May work in controlled and non-temperature controlled environments
•    Occasional exposure to noise, hazardous materials and chemicals
•    May work extended hours or weekends
•    Works with a variety of hand tools, power tools and other related equipment 
•    Works in confined spaces