Applied Composites Los Alamitos
  • - Operations
  • Los Alamitos, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Applied Composites (AC) is seeking an Assembly Technician 1 who provides hands-on labor for support of manufacturing and assembly tasks. Requires high precision production techniques using fragile materials to fabricate space flight hardware. Technician must be self-directed to accomplish scheduled objectives, requiring limited supervisory oversight.

About AC: Come and join the Applied Composites team. We are a leading provider of complex composite components, assemblies, engineering and tooling to the aerospace, defense and space system markets. Our employees are treated with respect and given the support, knowledge, and resources they need to thrive. If you are looking for a company that values and develops its employees while offering engaging work, Applied Composites may be the place for you.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Performs manufacturing duties including cutting and fitting composite details and bonding details into assembly configurations
  • Carries out tasks using basic hand tools including calipers, micrometers, gauge pins, scales, height gauges
  • Carries out tasks using conventional rivet shavers, clamping, band saws, and disc sanders
  • Fixturing/Configuring hardware specific tooling for bonded and mechanically assembled components
  • Two-part adhesive mixing using proper mix ratio
  • Injection and surface bonding and required surface preparation
  • Reviews and interprets engineering documentation
  • Responsible for fabrication of composite parts and tooling, general machine shop, hardware assembly, laboratory support
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Job Specifications:

A Secondary Certificate/High School Diploma or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Years' Experience:  0-2 years of relevant experience

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes for trim, and assembly of composite and metallic hardware
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications
  • Ability to support stringent deadlines and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Capable of lifting to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English and comprehend written work instructions


At Applied Composites, we recognize how important your career and benefits are to you and your family. We offer a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability coverage, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, basic and supplemental life insurance, employee assistance plan, retirement savings and matching, tuition reimbursement and other developmental opportunities. We are committed to supporting the way you live and work.

AC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled - Affirmative Action Employer.

This position requires the use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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