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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EPIC AIRCRAFT CAREER NIGHT
Thursday, September 25th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
22550 Nelson Road by the Bend Airport

Seeking highly motivated professionals who are quality-focused, team-oriented, and mechanically proficient. Prior experience is highly desirable but not required for all positions.

Current Openings:

Materials Testing Lab Technician(s)

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.

Trim & Drill Technician(s)

The Trim & Drill Technician will trim and drill parts for aircraft per approved specifications, coordinate with Quality Control for inspection of parts, maintain a clean work area, assist in other areas as needed and will maintain records as required. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Duties:

  • Read and understand Epic Aircraft part drawings
  • Trim and drill parts for aircraft per approved specifications
  • Coordinate with Quality Control for inspection of part
  • Clean Trim Shop; Maintain safe and organized work area
  • Coordinate with Trim & Drill Supervisor for scheduling of parts and projects
  • Provide Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s), redlines, & comments for process improvement and development.
  • Assist tooling department with related tasking
  • Assist all other departments when requested

Job Requirements:

  • MUST BE ABLE TO CUT, TRIM, AND SAND TO A SCRIBE LINE USING POWER AND HAND TOOLS
  • Experience with trim shop equipment, including drill press, grinders, hand drills, sanders, and routers
  • Basic computer skills (the job tracking system is paperless; use of computer terminals is required)
  • 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.

Composite Area Technician(s)

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:

  • Experience working with composite materials helpful but not required. Training will be provided
  • Aviation experience preferred but not required
  • Experience with pre-preg fabrication, working to blueprints, templates, sample parts, and process sheets or other authorized information desirable
  • 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.

Quality Engineer

The Quality Engineer (QE) will report to the QA manager with primary responsibility to support the documentation required for a FAA production certificate. The QE will be responsible for training, mentoring and assisting in other areas such as the Material Test Lab, Material Review, Composite Fabrication, Drawing interpretation as needed.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the planning, development and implementation of a quality system that will be FAA approved and ISO compliant.
  • Training and mentoring of other team members including Engineers, Inspectors, Manufacturing associates and Interns.
  • Defect cause and corrective action investigation.
  • Drawing review for proper application of GD&T, inspection capability, design clarity.
  • Act as a quality liaison to manufacturing and design engineering.

Job Requirements:

  • 5 years of Quality experience with at least 3 years as a Quality Engineer.
  • Bachelors Degree in Aerospace, Quality or related, Quality Engineering Certificate (QEC) desirable.
  • Familiar with composite fabrication and the processes associated with it.
  • Familiar with ISO 9001 and FAA manufacturing and inspection requirements.
  • Highly motivated, adaptable, self-sufficient, and able to effectively work under pressure.
  • Must be able to work with teams, DER’s, & other FAA Specialists
  • Must have strong knowledge of engineering principles, practices, manufacturing, and design.
  • Must have proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong leadership skills.
  • Strong background in dimensional and process inspection of composite components and assemblies

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.

Dimensional Inspector

As part of the Quality Assurance Department the Dimensional Inspector is responsible for Inspecting parts or materials to meet required visual, dimensional and test requirements of engineering drawings and specifications. Will 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 Inspector researches, prepares, and signs 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:

  • Inspect parts or materials per specifications
  • Perform first article inspections
  • Coordinate measuring machine
  • Use measuring instruments like depth and bore gauges, calipers and micrometers

Job Requirements:

  • 3 years experience in first article inspections
  • Must have prior experience as quality inspector working with machined and composite parts
  • prefer prior experience using a Faro Arm or CMM and GD&T
  • Experience with coordinating measuring machine required
  • Ability to read and understand geometric tolerancing and dimensioning
  • Ability to read blueprints and engineering drawings
  • Hand tool inspection skills
  • Knowledge of non-destructive testing (NDT) processes desirable
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of quality
  • Team work and professionalism a must.