Composite Technician

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Robert C. Byrd Institute
Industries
O*Net Code
51-2051.00
Rapids Code
1118HY
Req. Hours
33865
State
DC
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

15 skill sets | 108 total skills | 33865 total hours
Safety Compliance - 200 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal grooming and personal protective equipment requirements in the facility.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the safe use of hand and power tools.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the correct way to clean machines and floor area.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the proper use of cleaning materials and fluids.
20 hrs
Demonstrate OSHA lifting techniques.
20 hrs
Identify all pinch points on primary and supportive machine tools and the proper placements of guards.
20 hrs
Demonstrate both emergency and standard shut down of all required equipment.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the proper use of a fire extinguisher.
20 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the hazards associated with handling and machining of advanced composite materials, as well as the hazards associated with the exposure and storage of the materials.
20 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of lightning strike protection.
20 hrs
Matrix and Fiber Technologies - 500 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to mix resins, adhesives and potting compounds.
100 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of best practices for reinforcement of weave patterns.
100 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to select necessary reinforcements and fabric weaves.
100 hrs
Handling Hazardous Materials - 524 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to handle and store hazardous materials as assigned, while adhering to safe practices in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements and guidelines, including completing the required documentation.
8 hrs
Demonstrate how to identify and recognize hazardous situations and apply proper procedures (includes following guidelines to prevent spread of blood borne pathogens and spill control).
8 hrs
Demonstrate how to locate a material Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and describe how you interpret the information.
8 hrs
Core Materials - 824 req. hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of sandwich fabrication.
100 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of vacuum bagging techniques.
100 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of co-cure and co-bonding of skins on core materials (honeycomb, polymeric etc.).
100 hrs
Molding Methods and Practices for Advanced Composites - 3024 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to cut prepreg material.
200 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals of vacuum bag debulks.
200 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to check for vacuum leaks to control quality.
200 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to calculate out time, working life and shelf life best practices.
200 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to use scale and taring.
200 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of resin mix ratios and best practices for mixing resins.
200 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of pot life and storage life.
200 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of best practices for fiber wet-out.
200 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to compare fabric types.
200 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of ovens, vacuum bagging and autoclaves.
200 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of potting compounds and their uses.
200 hrs
Shop Practices - 3204 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to know the jobs assigned to you.
20 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the company policy manual.
20 hrs
Demonstrate a dedication to the trade and to the quality and professional standards set forth by the company.
20 hrs
Demonstrate an ability to show up on time every day with a desire to work hard and add value to the company.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions laid out by your supervisor.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to maintain safe work habits in the exhibition of both one's personal responsibility for safety practices and displaying a continuous consideration of safety practices in the protection of one's fellow worker.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to maintain a clean orderly and safe work area.
20 hrs
Identify the steps involved in 5S.
20 hrs
Demonstrate how to perform a preventive maintenance procedure for a given machine to extend machine life and minimize downtime in accordance with company-approved maintenance specifications and overall program goals.
20 hrs
Shop Mathematics - 3444 req. hrs
Demonstrate how to convert fractions to decimals form.
40 hrs
Demonstrate how to convert dimensions to metric equivalent.
40 hrs
Demonstrate how to calculate a missing angle from a triangle.
40 hrs
Demonstrate how to solve missing measurements in right angles.
40 hrs
Demonstrate how to calculate the area of a circle.
40 hrs
Demonstrate how to solve for the unknown hypotenuse of a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem.
40 hrs
Blueprint Reading - 3644 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to identify symbols, notations, and lines to industry standards.
50 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to determine dimensions, critical features and tolerances on machine drawing.
50 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to interpret pictorial drawings to industry standards.
50 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to interpret multi-view drawings to industry standard.
50 hrs
Design Considerations - 4144 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to use process modeling, design software and specification tools.
100 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of hand lay-up best practices.
100 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of balanced laminate.
100 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of residual stress.
100 hrs
Demonstrate the knowledge of composite industry history and the development of advanced composites.
100 hrs
Metrology - 5344 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to interpret part drawing specifications through working with blueprints (dimensions, layout, material, surface finish, countersinks, tolerances, threading, etc.).
150 hrs
Demonstrate the use of a steel rule.
150 hrs
Demonstrate the use of ID and OD micrometers.
150 hrs
Demonstrate the use of a height gauge.
150 hrs
Demonstrate the use of a vernier/dial caliper.
150 hrs
Demonstrate the use of a measuring scale.
150 hrs
Demonstrate the use of a radius gage.
150 hrs
Demonstrate the use of a tape measure.
150 hrs
Inspection and Testing - 5444 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to detect and rate damaged and defective parts
50 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to complete and record non-destructive inspection (NDI)
50 hrs
Measuring and Improving Work - 5469 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to identify a production problem, propose a remedy, having been given the authorization to implement the process improvement and carry it out.
25 hrs
Problem Solving - 5769 req. hrs
Demonstrate the tracing of defects to the originating section of their root cause.
75 hrs
Demonstrate the use of cause mapping when performing Root Cause Analysis.
75 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform daily, weekly and monthly preventive maintenance responsibilities.
75 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to conduct a triage level of troubleshooting and communicate findings to maintenance technician.
75 hrs
Manual Operations Tools and Techniques - 6649 req. hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a bench vise.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a ball-peened hammer.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a soft-faced hammer.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a standard screwdriver.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a phillips screwdriver.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of an offset screwdriver.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a hand hacksaw.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a machinist's file.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of precision files.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a combination square set.
80 hrs
Demonstrate the safe and proper use of a vernier height gauge.
80 hrs
Composites - 33865 req. hrs
Demonstrate how to locate the SDS for all composite chemicals and review their potential hazards.
972 hrs
Demonstrate consistent adherence to all personal protective equipment (PPE) practices relevant for a composite repair technician while working in the field.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to identify and select the proper materials for processing.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to properly store material, determine its shelf life and properly dispose of outdated material.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to design and prepare mold tools.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to mix wet resins at the proper mix ratios.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to prepare surfaces for co-bonding and join the surfaces following correct procedures.
972 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of composite-composite and composite-metallic adhesive bonding and mechanical fastening
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to verify that the surfaces have cured and are properly joined.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to gather all relevant equipment and materials for hot bonding.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to operate the equipment to bond surfaces together.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to follow a job sheet for a particular composite part and gather all relevant tooling.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to operate drilling equipment to process composites.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to identify and perform the installation of the core.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform bagging and debagging of assemblies.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform material cutting and apply fabrics and adhesives.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform lateral and bi-lateral lay-up techniques.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform the cure of composites (oven, autoclave, etc.).
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to select equipment and materials best suited for the particular repair and work environment.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to scarf out the damaged section of a component that has been identified as requiring repair and prepare the surface for repair.
972 hrs
Demonstrate how to verify the finished part meets specifications.
972 hrs
Demonstrate how to apply nondestructive testing methods to a given a composite component to accurately determine if the part requires repair.
972 hrs
Demonstrate how to properly dispose of cured, uncured and partially cured material.
972 hrs
Demonstrate a working knowledge of laminating (monolithic and sandwich).
972 hrs
Demonstrate how to complete tooling repairs.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to identify layers, scarfing and ply counting.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to remove damage, scarfing and repair best practices.
972 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to do field repairs/hot bonding operations.
972 hrs

Technical Instruction

Health and safety
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and proper safety practices
# | 14 hrs
Machine guarding
# | 14 hrs
Blood borne pathogen exposure
# | 14 hrs
Confined spaces
# | 14 hrs
Fire safety and prevention measures
# | 14 hrs
Hazard communication
# | 14 hrs
Heat stress
# | 14 hrs
Industrial ergonomics
# | 14 hrs
Pedestrian safety
# | 14 hrs
Fall protection
# | 14 hrs
Walking and working surfaces
# | 14 hrs
Power hand tools
# | 14 hrs
Hearing conservation
# | 14 hrs
Respiratory protection
# | 14 hrs
Lock-out/Tag-out
Lock-out/Tag-out procedures
# | 6 hrs
Handling hazardous materials
Hazardous materials handling and storage
# | 6 hrs
Shop practices
Apprenticeship expectations
# | 8 hrs
Housekeeping
# | 8 hrs
5S
# | 8 hrs
Manufacturing costs
# | 8 hrs
Shop mathematics
Basic arithmetic operations
# | 8 hrs
Fractions, decimals and percentages
# | 8 hrs
Basic algebra
# | 8 hrs
Geometry
# | 8 hrs
Trigonometry
# | 8 hrs
Blueprint reading
Blueprint fundamentals
# | 8 hrs
Interpreting blueprints
# | 8 hrs
Part tolerancing
# | 8 hrs
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
# | 8 hrs
Computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and use of a coordinate measuring machine (CMM)
# | 8 hrs
Metrology
Units of measurement
# | 8 hrs
Basic measurement
# | 8 hrs
Applied Inspection
# | 8 hrs
Measuring and improving work
Quality programs
# | 8 hrs
Continuous process improvement
# | 8 hrs
Lean manufacturing
# | 8 hrs
Statistics
# | 8 hrs
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
# | 8 hrs
Problem solving
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program
# | 8 hrs
Root Cause Analysis
# | 8 hrs
Troubleshooting
# | 8 hrs
Industry onboarding
Optional customization
# | 8 hrs
Manual operations tools and techniques
Bench work and layout
# | 16 hrs
Hand tools
# | 16 hrs
Composites
Composites processing safety
# | 120 hrs
Adhesives
# | 120 hrs
Resins (Polyester, Epoxy, Bio-resins)
# | 120 hrs
Matrix systems
# | 120 hrs
Handling and storage
# | 120 hrs
Material manufacturing (semi-finished, woven, pre-forms)
# | 120 hrs
Material science
# | 120 hrs
Structural design
# | 120 hrs
Tooling
# | 120 hrs
Molding
# | 120 hrs
Laminating
# | 120 hrs
Curing
# | 120 hrs
Inspection and Repair
# | 120 hrs
Hand lay-up (open molding, spray lay-up)
# | 120 hrs
Automated lay-up (automated fiber placement, automated tape lay-up)
# | 120 hrs
Workplace communications
Making a great first impression
# | 8 hrs
Building good work relationships
# | 8 hrs
Verbal and non-verbal communication
# | 8 hrs
Active listening
# | 8 hrs
Resolving conflict in the workplace
# | 8 hrs
Writing effective emails
# | 8 hrs
Getting your message across to audiences
# | 8 hrs
Giving and receiving feedback
# | 8 hrs
Leading others
Conflict resolution
# | 8 hrs
Team building
# | 8 hrs
Leading and working in a diverse workplace
# | 8 hrs
Delivery of on-the-job training
# | 8 hrs
Mentoring
# | 8 hrs