Composite Technician/Prototype Fabricator

730 Lincoln Lake Ave Lowell MI 49331
Shop /
Interviews begin March 2024

No Degree Required – Portfolio Required
In – Person
5+ Years of experience
You (the technician/fabricator) will be responsible for creating composite parts, through every step of the process - from material preparation to assembly and finishing of final components. You will work closely with other shop members, and engineers to rapidly iterate new aircraft designs, while adhering to a rigorous quality standard. Some of this work may involve using CAD and other digital analysis tools along side engineering team members.

Other duties include:
- Hand cutting and kitting materials. Understand processes such as vacuum bagging, core prep, and fiber orientation.

- Able to identify different process materials, prepregs, adhesives and resins.

- Completing lay-ups using measuring instruments and prepared technical drawings.

- Understanding layup mold handling, preparation, and maintenance. Utilizing CNC machines, 3D printing, and hand tools to manufacture molds and plugs.

- Bonding a variety of materials (composite, metal, or laminate) assemblies, parts, skins, components, or structures into semi-finished or finished products - including flight-worthy hardware.

- Perform finishing work with various composite fiber materials, including Carbon, Fiberglass, Kevlar, etc. Sanding, burring and smoothing over areas, applying sealing resins to cut or exposed edges.

- View and manipulate CAD models to gain understanding of complex assemblies and physical measurements.

- Advise on the development of quality control workflows, and physically monitor and verify the quality of finished parts.

Proficient or equipped in:

    • Composite Structures
    • Ply Design
    • Wood working
    • Finishing/Bodywork
    • Quality Control Workflows
    • Fusion360/Siemens NX
    • FiberSim


    • Organized
    • Humble
    • Self-starter
    • Excellent communicator capable of pitching the company.
    • Motivated to learn new skills.
    • Passionate about Orb’s mission.
    • Interest in Aviation.
$65,000 - $95,000 a year

You will make decisions every day that have a tangible impact on our mission. May be required to travel for demonstrations. Orb is a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment - the ideal candidate should be ready to hit the ground running.

Orb Aerospace is an E-Verify Employer