Careers

Epic Aircraft, based in beautiful Bend, Oregon, is an exciting, challenging and rewarding place to work. Epic is currently seeking talented and creative individuals to help bring the Epic Certified E1000 aircraft to market. Epic Aircraft offers its employees highly competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits program, and the opportunity to live and work in Central Oregon, one of the nation’s most desirable communities. Please review our current openings and send your resume and references to our Recruiting Specialist at kellys@epicaircraft.com.

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Current Openings:

Composite Area Technician

The Composite Technician will prep molds and forms, cut materials following templates, guides or specific dimensions and sequences, lay-up composites, vacuum bag parts for oven cure, maintain records as required. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Wet lay-up experience desirable. Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Duties:

  • Fabrication of composite aircraft parts
  • Prep molds and forms
  • Cut materials following templates, guides or specific dimensions and sequences
  • Lay-up composites
  • Vacuum bag parts for oven cure
  • Maintain records as required

Job Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience working with composite materials
  • Aviation experience preferred
  • Experience with pre-preg fabrication, working to blueprints, templates, sample parts, and process sheets or other authorized information
  • Wet lay-up and tooling experience desirable
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of quality
  • Work well independently and in a team with a professional and positive attitude
  • Demonstrate openness to new challenges and opportunities and continuous learning.
  • Ability to perform in unique and changing environment; respond effectively to changes and other deadlines; readily accept new ideas and approaches.
  • Reliable and dependable with an excellent attendance and punctuality record.

Lab Technician

As part of the Quality Assurance Department the Lab Technician is responsible for the efficient flow of testing materials through the testing lab. The Technician will test parts or materials to meet required visual, dimensional and acceptance requirements of engineering drawings and specifications. The Tech may perform first article inspection and other inspections per specifications. When applicable, will select inspection method, determine test equipment, calibrate test equipment to standards, and evaluate results. Additionally, the Tech will research, prepare, and sign off various documents for record keeping purposes as required. Will also monitor and maintain test equipment and work area as required. Will work in conjunction with Engineering department.

Job Duties:

  • Conduct material tests including DMA, DSC, Short Beam Shear, Tensile and Compression of composite materials.
  • Conduct flow and gel time tests on uncured composite materials.
  • Monitor and coordinate testing throughput in the lab environment.
  • Work with engineering in the development and improvement of materials and processes.

Job Requirements:

  • 1+ years’ experience in a Materials Testing Lab
  • Experience with load frame operation for mechanical testing of materials
  • Experience with flow and gel measurements and equipment
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of quality
  • Team work and professionalism a must.

NDT Level II Penetrant Inspector

The NDT Level II  Penetrant Inspector will perform Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and evaluation of adhesive bonded assemblies and components. The Inspector will develop inspection techniques for approval by the Quality Manager. Prepare reports summarizing inspection results and other quality documents in support of manufacturing operations. Will support the overall organization as part of the Quality group and provide NDT Testing on composite aerospace components and hardware. Will also monitor and maintain test equipment and work area as required.

Job Duties:

  • Sets up and performs non-destructive testing inspections on parts, materials and assemblies to determine the existence and extent of discontinuities.
  • Interprets ultrasonic readings and/or other NDT methods to determine location of subsurface and surface defects, such as inclusions, cracks, porosity, etc. Marks defective areas on the film, inspection record, and rejected material.
  • Performs inspection operations in accordance with Quality Control Standards, written specifications, or verbal instructions.
  • Participates as required in product/process auditinq through hardware/data verification and Statistical Process Control (SPC) verification activities.
  • Completes all related documentation.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 Years experience in NDT inspection of aerospace components using ultrasonic and radiographic methods.
  • Level II in the NDE disciplines of liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and ultrasonic testing is preferred.
  • Experience with NDT inspection of composite adhesive bonded aircraft structures.
  • Experience with automated C-scan inspection systems and proficient with manual A-scan equipment.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of quality.
  • Team work and professionalism a must.