Composite Fabricating Services

Matrix is growing and frequently looking for people who want to make a difference…talented individuals with the skills and passions to become leaders of the future!

Available positions are listed below:

Manufacturing Engineer II

Provides manufacturing engineering support to sustain, troubleshoot, and optimize programs involving the manufacture of advanced composite parts and assemblies.  Ensures a smooth transition from various program phases (e.g. development, low-rate initial production, full rate production). Lead efforts to improve efficiency in production and production development operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, where applicable:

  1. Serves as an integral member of engineering program teams in support of current development and production activities.
  2. Actively engages in all manufacturing aspects of production programs to identify and implement opportunities for process improvement by applying statistical process techniques to identify trends, including process capability (e.g. Cp/Cpk and Pp/Ppk) to ensure that all processes are performed with the highest level of efficiency, first time yield and lowest levels of scrap.
  3. Responsible for ensuring safe and proper ergonomic conditions for all program programs.
  4. Supports successful transition of programs from the development stage to the production stage.
  5. Provide assistance to new product design teams to identify and mitigate product ability issues and ensure producible designs.
  6. Develops and updates process procedures to ensure that documentation is accurate and understandable.
  7. Monitor process equipment operation and identify potential deficiencies/errors. Develop solutions to eliminate occurrence of equipment errors.
  8. Assist in implementation of configuration management protocols to engineering documents.
  9. Understand, implement and follow elements of ISO-9001, AS9100 quality system and Nadcap standards.
  10. Contributes to the creation of requisite reports to convey results of process capabilities and/or process modifications to management and to program teams.
  11. Generate purchase requisitions (as required) for the procurement of materials, products and services.
  12. Interfaces with all levels of management and employees to gather information and provide guidance for identification and implementation of new processes.
  13. Attend meetings, as required, to advance communication to support personnel, management and customers about technical elements related to current projects.
  14. Apply the fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma to active programs.
  15. Represent the Engineering Department on the Material Review Board (MRB) to disposition non-conforming material, develop rework/repair procedures, and perform analysis of root cause corrective action (RCCA).
  16. Fundamental understanding of geometric dimensioning & toleranacing (GD&T)
  17. Technical writing to include the creation, maintenance, and improvement of manufacturing documentation (e.g. work instructions, specifications, and procedures). Convert engineering redlines into permanent changes in documentation.
  18. Identify manufacturing issues associated with flat pattern cutfiles, and support correction of said issues.
  19. Identify manufacturing issues associated with cure recipes & analysis, and support correction of said issues.
  20. Design and optimize workflows and work areas based on Lean principles.
  21. Facilitate the training of personnel on manufacturing processes.
  22. Supporting the estimation and forecasting of manufacturing resources (e.g. personnel, capital equipment, floor space, etc.) to support upcoming production demands.
  23. Other duties as assigned by management.
  1. Specific responsibilities for maximum results and to avoid typical obstacles: 
  1. Establish and flow down key performance indicators (KPIs) to each program team and identify both the method and frequency of data collection and reporting to program teams and to management.
  1. Where prudent (related to Manufacturing engineering), lead FMEA, RCCA, Kaizen events, etc. related to continuous improvement.
  1. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Success Metrics:
  1. OTD – Ensure engineering Department support to all programs to meet overall and continuous KPI of ≥ 98% on time delivery.
  2. Process Capability – All processes, tooling should have active and continual improvement programs targeted at Ppk or Cpk ≥ 1.33.
  3. Ensures all recurring engineering redlines to documentation is expeditiously made into a permanent revision, no longer than 30 calendar days.
  4. Goal of zero findings observed during process audits resulting in product impact.
  5. Ensure the processes of assigned programs meet the budgeted labor time targets and material usages.

Program Manager

High energy, self-starting, experienced Program and Contracts Management Professional. This individual should have solid experience in managing programs/administering contracts of a medium to high level of complexity and dollar value.  As this position entails acting as a prime contact with the customer on assigned programs/contracts, this individual must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on clear and concise communications via email.

This is a key position within the organization and the Program Manager II will work with various members of our establishment including; Operations, Production Control, Facilities, Engineering, Procurement and Sales and will be responsible for advising these internal departments and executive management of program status/health as well as contractual rights and obligations.

The Program Manager II will own the Program Management Lifecycle which includes the initiation, planning, execution and closing of programmatic and contractual obligations in accordance with established internal procedures.  The Program Manager II will also work with the organization’s management team to implement processes and process improvements that ensure contract obligations are consistently met and the organizations business goals are achieved.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform the duties of the Program Manager II position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, where applicable:

  1. Overall expectations for the position:
  • Increase on time, within budget projects
  • Reduce project durations
  • Reduce project costs
  • Effectively manage internal and external expectations
  • Improve relations between all stakeholders both internal & external
  • Deliver the outcomes, benefits and value that meet the business strategy as determined by the Portfolio Managers.
  1. Specific responsibilities for maximum results and to avoid typical obstacles:
    1. Management of the project team and other resources as necessary via the established Program/Project Plan and IPT/Program Reviews
    2. Collecting and analyzing performance data as required to determine overall program health
    3. The generation of project data for status reports and forecasts
    4. The development and institution of program budgets.
    5. Cost management
    6. The identification and management of program risk (in conjunction with program Engineering)
    7. Conducting and managing change control (in conjunction with Quality Assurance)
    8. The establishment and management of program/project communication channels
    9. Programmatic and contractual issue management
    10. Representation of the organization as a prime contact on assigned programs. Interaction with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations
    11. Leading and/or participating in customer presentations & meetings.
    12. Participating in customer and other external certifying agent audits (ISO/AS9100/NADCAP) as required.
    13. Providing proposal support to Business Development in reviewing RFQ/RFP Term and Conditions, CDRL’s and other unique contract requirements.
    14. Negotiating price, terms and conditions, deliveries, and other business issues within scope of responsibility or as assigned.
    15. Analyzing contracts to ensure compliance to company policy, government specifications and other requirements.
    16. Performing final closeout of assigned programs/contracts; e.g., assures delivery, inspection and acceptance of contractual end items and that all administrative and reporting actions have been resolved before recommending final closeout of the contract.
    17. Acting as the program/contracts data custodian, compiling and maintaining documents and records in accordance with company, customer and external certifying agency requirements.
    18. Contributing to process and policy improvements.
  1. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Success Metrics:
    1. Required to maintain a ≥ 94% customer satisfaction rating (CSR) for programmatic & contract support.
    2. Expected to maintain track record of zero findings for ISO/AS9100 audits of program management & contract review processes.
    3. Must meet the organizations internal and external commits as they pertain to budget/cost, schedule & quality when acting as a Project Manager.
    4. Must meet established time targets for the receipt, review and acceptance of contract actions.

Manufacturing Technician

The manufacturing technician will fabricate and assemble composite parts using resins, fiberglass, carbon fabrics, structural adhesives, rivets, and threaded and blind fasteners; or perform operations such as trimming, drilling, sanding, and painting of composites; or set up and operate resin transfer molding machines and ovens in the processing area.  The manufacturing technician performs all duties in compliance with MSP ME-001 to establish controls and responsibilities relative to maintaining a suitable environment for the fabrication of composite structures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All technicians follow and accurately complete work orders for the assemblies.
    o Layup Manufacturing Technicians are trained on specific program parts using the SWO to develop their competencies:
     Cuts fiberglass or carbon material to size, following templates or blueprints, using scissors, or knife.
     Marks identifying information on material and assembles material in kits for subsequent laminating.
     Applies layers of dry or impregnated cloth onto mold or fixture in pre-determined ply sequence and presses cloth to fit contours of mold, smooth surface, and remove air pockets and excess resin using squeegee, scraper, spatula, and/or other tools.
     Fits and laps ends of cloth accurately using scissors or knife. Encases molded laminate in release materials, bagging material and bleeder cloth and attaches vacuum bagging apparatus such as thermocouples, probes and vacuum connections to mold and exhausts air from vacuum bag to seal laminate for curing.
     Tests seal on vacuum bagging apparatus using leak detector.
     Trims, drills, grind, sands, and finishes cured parts to specifications using templates, fixtures, hand tools, and/or power tools. Pre-fits and assembles cured parts into assemblies or subassemblies using jigs, fixtures, power tools, and/or fasteners.

    o Post Operations Manufacturing Technicians are trained on specific program parts using the SWO to develop their competencies:
     Lays-out trim lines or cut to scribe lines
     Sands, files and paints as required
     Prepare parts for bonding, setting up and preparing bond fixture or bonding jig, and mixing bonding agents according to manufacturer’s specifications.
     Prepares post-op oven for cure cycle and cure run.
     Sets up routers for close-tolerance cuts
     Safely operates appropriate machinery such as: buffers, routers, sanders and grinders.
     Drilling of close tolerance holes.
    o Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) Technicians are trained on specific program parts using the SWO to develop their competencies:
     Set up and observe operation of RTM machine and verify conformance of machined workpiece to specifications.
     May operate lifting equipment such as the gantry or forklift.
     Inventories materials on work floor.
     Use raw materials and shop supplies and maintain organization of inventories.
     Weighs materials or products and records weight on tags, labels or production schedules.

Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Education: Minimum of High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Essential Skills: Ability to read and understand detailed work orders, engineering process instructions and drawings.
  3. Computer Skills: Basic computer skills including MS Office.
  4. Communication skills: Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  5. Organization: Ability to be highly organized, detail oriented and able to respond to change quickly.
  6. Safety Related: Must be able to become certified to wear a respirator.