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12 months ago
Location: Melbourne
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Technician



   The Product Reliability Technician position supports the execution for prototype and validation developments for all internal and external customers as requested.  Prototype and validation project operations are performed by adapting and applying engineering techniques and manufacturing methodology to produce a high quality product per the customer-defined requirements with the ability to make detailed observations, tests and inspections; perform analysis of project  to improve the assemble and manufacturing method and process based off of lean manufacturing practices.




  • Perform part fabrication from a variety of materials such as metal, wood, composite, high density foams and other like materials as required
  • Able to apply and remove safely decorative materials used in aircraft interiors parts including but not limited to fabric, laminate, tedlar, veneers and other like materials used in aviation industry
  • Ability read and interpret 3D cad drawing formats, 2D drawing, repair orders, manufacture documents and other applicable data as required to perform task assigned
  •  Ability to perform a variety of composite/fiberglass, sheet metal, and wood repairs to interior components
  • Perform fabrication, repair, and refurbishment of interior parts to include but not limited to filling and fairing, bonding, sealing, replacement of parts , rivets, inserts, and other interior item hardware  
  • Prep items for prime, paint, varnish and finish materials application
  • Ability to apply multiple techniques used in aviation finishing industry to include the application of primer, paint, hi build polyester, and other clear coat materials with the ability to achieve different finish styles
  • Ability to fabricate forms and molds both A/B side and incorporate standard design methodology used in thermoforming and vacuum forming of part design
  • Use of forms and molds to thermoform part with and understanding of vacuum systems function as it relates to thermoforming of parts and the variety of materials used in this method of manufacturing
  • Proficient use of air and power hand tools and other related shop equipment
  • Complete the required documentation of work performed accurately and legibly per company policies
  • Ability to be a self-starter, with ability to problem solving and adapt product changes to meet final design intent with little to no instruction using best practices
  • Clean, lubricate and perform preventive maintenance on all shop equipment used within assigned area.
  • Set up and maintain 5S practices within shop floor and assigned shop area






  • High school diploma/ GED
  • Composite and/or structures experience required



  • Generally 5 or more years’ minimum experience in area of responsibility
  • Experience in aviation production/manufacturing environment preferably in the aviation industry working with hand tools and standard shop machinery
  • Possess the skills to perform most of the standard tasks within the technical area assigned to.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Prototype and validation technician role will require the intermediate skills and /or knowledge to perform most of the standard tasks within the technical area assigned.
  • Able to understand and utilize technical data such as 3D models, 2D drawing, blueprints, work instruction, and other technical documents as required for fabrication, test fixtures, and validation testing as assigned
  • Must have knowledge of design techniques and methods used in production/ testing   for example, assembly methods, tools, precision technical plans, assembly/ repair manuals, mechanical and electrical components and systems function.
  • Have working knowledge of most  basic  hand tools, electric/pneumatic  tools, and large standard shop tooling used in production shop floors
  • Ability to rapidly learn and apply the application of new concepts and technical information to support a variety of different functional  areas
  •  Skills to be broadly applied to multiple functional areas within prototype and validation shop areas


Working Conditions / Environment/ Special Requirements


  • Ability to work in a safe professional manner adhering to all regulatory requirements including, OSHA, EPA, State and Federal regulations.
  • Must be able to lift 50 Lbs. unassisted.
  • Must be able to work overhead, in a confined space, climb, and/or other physical activity to perform assigned task.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and different shifts as required
  • If required to perform tasks that require the use of a respirator, Employee must have the ability to wear a respirator as per the  OSHA 29CFR 1910.134 “Respirator Protection” regulations with no restrictions that would prevent the use and/or seal of respirator




  • Commitment to company values and complies with department norms, policies, directives, and procedures.
  • Comply with Company Code of Ethics policy
  • Incorporate Lean and P3E processes and concepts into daily activities. 
  • Strive for continuous improvement to processes and procedures.
  • Honors and protects confidential and proprietary documents and information.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

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