Thermoplastics Composite (TPC) Waterjet Technician – 2nd Shift

Job Title:
Thermoplastics Composite (TPC) Waterjet Technician – 2nd Shift
Dec 05, 2023
Not Applicable
Night Shift
Bristol, Rhode Island

Job Description

Located in Bristol, Rhode Island for nearly 50 years, Tri-Mack is a leading manufacturer of high-temperature thermoplastic components for the aerospace-defense, semiconductor, energy and medical industries.
Our broad capabilities include collaborative engineering, tool making, injection molding, thermoplastic composite processing, multi-axis CNC machining, bonding and assembly, testing and quality control - all within a modern, environmentally controlled 60,000 sq. ft. facility. 
Our culture is based on values that promote respect, teamwork and accountability and we are committed to meeting customer requirements through our ISO 9001/AS9100 quality management system.
PLEASE NOTE - Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Position:  Thermoplastics Composite (TPC) Waterjet Technician – 2nd Shift
The TPC Technician is responsible for performing and understanding all TPC processes and related parts from start to finish. This includes defect identification, processing practices, assembly methods, part marking, deburring and working on an array of non-TPC parts that flow through the department. The primary role is operator/setup person for the Flow Waterjet Mach 3 cutting machine. The TPC Technician uses process sheets and setup sheets to accurately perform job setups, full part inspections and minor machine maintenance/repairs. In addition, the TPC technician requires ongoing communication with the TPC engineers, and is fully cross-trained in all aspects of the TPC department.
Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
  • Operate and demonstrate an understanding of TPC machinery including the Flow Waterjet Mach 3, Relay 1000, Thermoforming 500-ton Press, and CMM.
  • Operate and demonstrate an understanding of auxiliary machinery including laser marking, bonding, assembly, band saw, drill press and ultra-sonic welder.
  • Follow work instructions, playbooks, process sheets and setup sheets as written to produce quality parts.
  • Inspect work to ensure conformance with blueprints using all measuring equipment.
  • Complete all paperwork thoroughly and neatly with a focus on the importance of lot traceability and data collection.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance and set-up on all TPC and auxiliary machines and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and follow best practices to prevent or solve product quality issues.
  • Keep the TPC area clean and in good working order; adhere to all AS9100 and EMA cleanroom requirements.
  • Follow the TPC Production buffer list to work on priority jobs.
  • Assist Quality Control with the NDT (ultra-sonic) inspection scanning on parts as needed.
  • Conduct yourself in an ethical and professional manner and always follow Tri-Mack Values:  Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Accountability and Durability
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned by the Composites Lead Technician

Skills & Experience

  • High School diploma or GED, technical school preferred.
  • Experience working in a production and/or quality environment.
  • CNC experience and a basic knowledge of offsetting and XYZ axis preferred; Waterjet experience a plus.
  • Experience with inspection instruments including micrometers, calipers, indicators and optical comparators.
  • Comfortable with technical issues, leveraging previous technical experience to solve technical problems
  • Ability to understand and work from blueprints.
  • Ability to take direction and desire to learn the total process.
  • Ability to manage priorities as well as understand the demands of production.
  • Operates in a clean and well organized work environment.
  • Thoroughly follows up on assignments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Some experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
  • Reliable, able to get along well with others and to work independently.
Our Benefits:
We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits, including:
  • 4 day - 40 hour week (Mon-Thurs)
  • $3.00 / hour 2nd shift pay differential
  • Medical, Life & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Holiday, Personal Time & Vacation
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
If you’re looking for an innovative, values-driven company where you can put your mechanical aptitude and expertise to work, grow your career and take on ever-bigger challenges, you may just have found the place! We know our continued success is dependent upon our employees, which is why we are always on the lookout for reliable, knowledgeable and dynamic individuals with past success in a collaborative team setting, working with clear objectives and direction.
*Tri-Mack Plastics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status or genetic information. Tri-Mack is a drug-free work environment. Pre-employment drug screening (excludes THC) and background checks are required.