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.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator

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.

A. Overall expectations for the position: The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator will be responsible for safety training, emergency preparedness, promoting workplace safety, employee health awareness and compliance with safety regulations and procedures. They will assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of environmental, health, and safety programs, procedures and practices necessary to provide for safe and healthy working conditions for employees and operate the facility in an environmentally responsible manner. The EHS Coordinator will ensure that all employees are informed of safe working procedures and practices so that they can fulfill their responsibilities and will manage required compliance activities

B. Specific responsibilities for maximum results and to avoid typical obstacles:
• Ensure that all employees are informed of safe working procedures and practices so that they can fulfill their responsibilities.
• Continually update and ensure compliance with our EHS/safety program.
• Develop and administer safety and environmental initiatives and lead continuous improvement efforts in those areas, utilizing effective communication skills (verbal and written).
• Establishes company-wide safety awareness program, including safety improvement suggestions.
• Develop and administer a pro-active hurricane/natural disaster preparedness policy and procedure. Act as main point of contact and coordinate preparedness activities in the event of an impending storm/natural disaster.
• Ensures daily, weekly, monthly and annual inspections and audits are completed as necessary to comply with local, state and federal regulations.
• Oversee hazardous waste storage area, waste reduction monitoring and ensure regulatory agency compliance, labeling, containments, proper disposal and documentation.
• Require all new materials and supply orders to include Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to evaluate new raw materials for facility use considering safety and regulatory factors.
• Conduct regular unannounced walk through of work areas and talk to the personnel to identify their concerns. Communicate safety and health issues to the workers in a manner to help them understand why they are important and addressing them is for their benefit.
• Assist in emergency response and provide first aid guidance.
• Manage facility workplace incident investigations to include responding to and reporting all incidents, incident investigations, determine root cause, establishing recurrence prevention plans, and follow through. Recognize and reward input from employees that improve safety and health in the work place. Develop Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
• Maintain injury reporting/recording logs and associated regulatory reporting (OSHA form 300 and 300A).
• Tracks and reports to management on at least a monthly basis, as well as ensuring company-wide exposure to metrics and targets: days w/o accidents; near miss tracking; accident reporting
• Conduct periodic training to ensure work related injuries and/or lost time injuries (LTI’s) are minimalized.
• Conduct appropriate inspections and audits and ensure corrective actions are monitored and documented.
• Maintain relevant EHS logs and documentation.
• Communicate, coordinate, or administer EHS training as needed, including new employee orientation.
• Evaluate operations for continuous process improvement and implementation of preventive action measures.
• Communicate regular updates regarding injury and illness awareness and mitigating measures.
• Conduct PPE assessments and supporting development of job hazard analyses.
• Conduct internal audits and provide recommendations to improve audit performance.
• Manage documentation related to EHS initiatives and adhoc programs. (Safety stand downs)
• Manages recurring safety meetings and associated actions items
• Oversee monitoring and control of external EHS compliance (groundwater, irrigation compliance, etc)
• Other duties as assigned by management

C. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Success Metrics:

a. Conduct quarterly safety inspections and audits
b. 100% adherence to PPE policy
c. Conduct monthly safety committee meetings
d. 0% Work related injuries and/or LTI’s
e. 0% OSHA recordable incidents

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.