Production Technician - Composites

Job scope

Accountable to the Team Leader, the Operator will be responsible for a variety of production tasks within the 1-3 Composites section. He/she will be responsible for the manufacture and test of a variety of products and assist in the implementation of processes and tooling/test equipment to support reliable and cost effective manufacturing. Responsibilities include:

  • To assist in production and test of composite products utilising a variety of production, laboratory and workshop techniques and equipment
  • Ability to interpret test results and act on those results.
  • Understanding technical drawings, assembly procedures and test specifications
  • Communicating errors in documents or assemblies to the Production Engineers/Team Leaders
  • Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of hand tools both for mechanical and electrical operations
  • Adhere to control processes to achieve conforming product
  • Support prototyping and first build activity and prepare products for the transfer to production
  • Complete paperwork in accordance with quality & contractual requirements ensuring materials & product traceability
  • Communicate manufacturing failures and process improvement ideas to Team leader
  • Ability to work within a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping standards in areas of activity
  • Follow company procedures on ESD compliance
  • Be aware and compliant with Environmental, Health & Safety requirements
  • Appropriate training will be provided to be able to perform the various manufacturing operations

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

  • A production technician who has worked in a multi-disciplined manufacturing/production environment for at least 3 years.
  • A knowledge of production techniques including lean manufacturing techniques.
  • A good practical experience of soldering/de-soldering preferably to IPC J-STD-001and PCB assembly and rework would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Understands the principles and need for production control documentation and traceability.
  • Able to trace faults in end product and identify production inefficiencies and suggest solutions.
  • Possess a working knowledge of ISO 9000 requirements in a production environment.


  • Meeting sometimes challenging timescales, work as part of a team to reliably deliver a range of products to production quality, on time and to budget with minimum wastage.
  • The ability to adapt and work on different products as directed throughout the working day.
  • Able to work overtime or shifts if required.

Key accountabilities

  • Directly reports to the area team leader
  • As a pre requisite must work as part of a small team supporting all members in achieving both quality of product and meeting customer delivery dates.
  • Good planning and organisation, methodical with attention to detail, self-motivated, flexible, ability to analyse, good judgement, shows initiative, team player.