Composite Assembler I - Swing Shift

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-311181
    • Job Location: Sacramento, CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 10/02/2020
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 07001
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Job Description


Trims, grinds, drills and sands composite parts to precise dimensions.  Mixes and applies appropriate adhesives to bond parts.


The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Composite Assemblers.  Each level of Assembler has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

  • Performs a variety of tasks, which require knowledge of fabrication techniques, materials, tools and equipment.
  • Follows FOD (foreign object prevention) practices
  • Interprets and follows manufacturing orders.
  • Operates shop related machinery including, but not limited to, ovens, pneumatic tools, common hand tools and scales.
  • Handles, applies, stores and disposes of composite materials, adhesives, sealants, resins and solvents.
  • Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as “right-the-first-time” approach.
  • Inspects finished products for conformance to specifications.
  • May work from verbal instructions.
  • Complies with established safety directives.
  • Maintains a clean work area and ensures strict adherence to the 5S Standards.
  • Complies with established QMS procedures.

 Composite Assembler I

  • Works under close supervision.
  • May work from engineering drawings.
  • Prepares, abrades and bonds composite and metal-to-composite assemblies.
  • Rivets both solid and blind rivets.
  • May install electronic components.
  • Performs hand layout of features for trimming and drilling in parts or assemblies.
  • Meets or exceeds productivity and quality standards.

Non-Essential Job Duties

Other duties may be assigned.



Experience and Skills


Each successive level of Composite Assembler builds on the identified knowledge, skills and abilities listed for the previous level(s) Composite Assemblers. 

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

 Composite Assembler I

  1. Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills.
  2. Must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail resulting in the production of high quality parts.
  3. Must be able to demonstrate ability to use hand tools.
  4. Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure.
  5. Precise measuring experience is a plus.
  6. Typical qualifications for this level include:
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Documentation – skills in reading and writing various forms of documentation
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to differentiate between various types of composite materials
  • Ability to operate equipment used within department
  • Ability to read and follow processes and procedures
  • Ability to use powered and non-powered tools to perform cutting, grinding, drilling of composite materials.
  • Ability to understand and follow Kratos’ Quality System
  • Adherence to all Safety procedures



Composite Assembler I

  • Requires high school education or equivalent.
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing production.


Composite Assembler I

  • Composites background is a plus.
  • Experience with aircraft fuselage a definite plus.


  • Office environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.