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Production Technician I

Toray Advanced Composites (TAC)

18410 Butterfield Blvd, Morgan Hill, CA, USA

Part Time / Full Time

$22 - $25 per hour

About the Role

Toray Advanced Composites (TAC) is a leading supplier of advanced composite materials for the aerospace, sporting goods, motor sport and industrial markets. You will find our thermoset composite products on nearly every satellite, space launch vehicle, unmanned aircraft, military and commercial aircraft in production today. TAC also provides composites materials to industrial and recreational applications including mountain bikes, medical prosthetics and sports equipment.

Our thermoplastic prepregs, known in the industry as Cetex®, are found in a wide range of commercial and military aircraft, including large wing structures and interior applications like seats and galleys. Our Cetex products are available in unidirectional tape or fabric form in a variety of engineered thermoplastic resins including PEEK, PPS, PEI as well as a full line of performance thermoplastics including Nylon, PET, PC/ABS, HDPE, and PP.

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: As an entry level Production Technician I at Toray, the technician will support the production department by assisting the senior level operators. Duties include learning Toray’s quality standard by understanding how to check for defects and hourly checks of the machine. Entry technician will review the quality process and should be able to identify quality issues with oversight from senior technicians. Additionally, the technician will package rolls and obtain raw materials and packaging supplies. As time progresses, the technician should be able to follow detailed instructions and work under close supervision to complete allocated tasks. Tasks would include set up of the machine with full oversight, be able to prioritize routine tasks to improve efficiency, and troubleshoot minor production-related issues. Also, the technician must be able to follow procedures which include use of personal protection equipment (where relevant) to safeguard themselves, other employees, and the work environment. Entry level Production Technician I will be trained and expected to dispose of hazardous waste safely in the proper area. Please note roles and responsibilities are subject to change with or without advance notice.

• Follow instructions and work under close supervision to complete the allocated tasks.
• With oversight, set up and operate machines for advanced composite materials.
• Escalates equipment and production issues by notifying Lead/Supervisor

• Understand how to check for defects on the line.
• Hourly checks of the machine
• Review/understand the quality process and identify quality issues with senior oversight.

• Follow safety procedures for PPE (personal protection equipment)
• Dispose hazardous waste in proper area.
• Maintain a clean and safe working environment.

• Preparation (wrapping and labeling) of the product for processing, loading, and unloading product from the equipment.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Lead/Supervisor or designee.
• Movement and lifting (approx. 551bs) of materials.

• Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
• 0 to 1 year of experience working with composites or productions department.
• Strong mechanical aptitude
• Math and basic computer skills required (Math test is given during interview)
• Ability to convert grams to pounds.
• Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions for machine operation.
• Must be able to communicate clearly (written and verbally) in English.
• Able to work and communicate as a team.
• Maintain work areas in a neat, orderly, and safe manner.
• Must be capable of lifting up to 55 lbs.
• Excellent attendance: ability to work overtime, weekends and off shifts when needed.

PAY RANGE: $22-$25 per hour.
Day: 5am – 1:30pm
Swing: 1pm - 9:30pm
Graveyard: 9pm – 5:30am

Toray Advanced Composites employment practices offer equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.

Required Qualifications / Experience 

• Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
• 0 to 1 year of experience working with composites or productions department.
• Math and basic computer skills required (Math test is given during interview)

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