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Machine Operator Integral Skin Foam

Company: Cessna Aircraft Co
Location: Wichita
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:

To fabricate plastic production aircraft parts using integral skin foam molding process.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works from shop routings, specification, blueprints, and oral and written instructions to operate integral skin foam processing machine to fabricate a variety of plastic aircraft parts according to standard shop practices. Exercises continuous mental and visual attention to maintain correct pressure and temperature settings on machine. Monitors use of material to ensure a first in-first out usage.
  • Cleans nozzles, metering tubes, molds, and other equipment to prevent contamination of foam materials. Agitates materials to obtain correct mixing flow. Sets and maintains correct operating temperatures for base and catalyst. Calibrates machine setting by weighing mixture for base and catalyst and computing mixing ratio, holding very close tolerances. Adjusts and monitors pump pressures to obtain accurate ratio of base to catalyst. Regulates timers which control duration of flow, flushing time, and other machine cycles.
  • Cleans and waxes molds to prepare them for use. Drills and sands stiffeners to provide air relief and proper fit in molds as required. Clamps molds shit and fills them with foam material. Exercises care to close mold covers and filler holes before rise time becomes critical.
  • Responsible only for own work.
  • Performs other related duties as required such as changing filters.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Somewhat disagreeable working conditions with exposure to toxic materials and solvents.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Frequency Category

Definition

Time per 8-hour shift

Never

0%

0 minutes

Occasional

1-33%

Up to 2 hours and 40 minutes

Frequent

34-66%

Up to 5 hours and 20 minutes

Constant

67-100%

More than 5 hours and 20 minutes

EDUCATION:

High School education or equivalent. Will use simple blueprints, apply shop math, and use some measuring instruments. Must have knowledge of molding procedures and properties of plastic materials.

EXPERIENCE:

Over one year, up to three years diversified plastics fabrication experience required including three to six months training and orientation on operation of integral skin foam machine.

Keywords: Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita , Machine Operator Integral Skin Foam, Other , Wichita, Kansas

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