Composite Technician

Build and maintain composite parts of an aircraft.

What does a Composite Technician do?

Composite technicians are involved in building and maintaining composite parts of an aircraft. Working with composites is quite specific to aircraft, and most jobs in this field are in aerospace organizations. Composite technicians are also called composite engineers, composite lay-up engineers, composite design engineers, and composite structures engineers.

As a composite technician, you work with new aircraft parts, using oven processes and vacuum techniques, and maintain and repair composite aircraft components made of fiberglass and other carbon materials. You are responsible for understanding technical plans and blueprints, and you work using precision tools.

The skills for a composite technician are effective communication, both written and verbal, technical writing skills, and presentation skills. Candidates with relevant experience are required to have people management and project management skills.