Composites Technician

Work Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Full Time Non-Exempt (Hourly) Position
40-hour work week on premises

Salary Range: $17-$26 an hour

Position Summary
A composites technician combines hands-on skills with a strong knowledge of materials including their proper handling and required personal protective equipment.


  • Following all shop safety requirements
  • Completing documentation of components’ progress through the shop (Composites are a progression of assembly of the drone in stages)
  • Working in a collaborative environment
  • Follow verbal and written instructions to configure and assemble composite components
  • Configure, assemble, and bond raw composite materials and components
  • Post-process finishing such as sanding, cutting, trimming, deburring, cleaning, priming, and painting by hand
  • Assist engineering and other production staff in resolving issues related to equipment and processes if needed
  • Following all office procedures, including tracking hours and cleaning up workspaces


  • Requires Respirator use for up to 8 hours a day.
  • Standing for 2 consistent hours at a time
  • Experience in a fabrication, assembly, manufacturing, or engineering environment
  • Enjoys working with their hands
  • Able to work together on a team
  • The ability to follow verbal and written procedures, good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn, ask questions, and listen to others
  • Safety and quality minded, pays attention to details

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with composites, resins, adhesives, coatings, measurement tools,
  • Experience crafting, woodworking or assembly.
  • Familiarity with engineering documentation and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Experience planning, supervision, and coordination
  • Familiarity with Personal Protective Equipment
  • Computer literacy
  • Any experience with process tracking documentation
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Will be cross trained in other areas of Composites

Hiring Requirements

  • If an offer of employment offer is extended, candidate must have the ability to pass a background check and may need to have the ability to be insured by the Company’s Auto-policy. Offer of Employment is contingent upon the results.
  • Based on our work requirements, applicants may have to comply with NOFORN security classification.

Clearance Requirements
This position may require access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). To comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify a US person’s status under the ITAR and the EAR.

Edge Autonomy Benefits

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Matching 401k
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays

Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Edge Autonomy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Veterans Status
To our veterans and separated service members, you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Edge Autonomy. The skills you’ve gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Edge Autonomy seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Edge Autonomy home.
Edge Autonomy supports our military and will compensate up to 80 hours of reservist/active duty for our employees.

The candidate must meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Most work is performed in enclosed buildings. This position is primarily housed on a manufacturing floor. While performing the duties, the candidate is frequently exposed to chemicals, dust, and dirt. There will be sitting and standing for extended lengths of time. The vision requirement includes close vision, distant vision, and computer vision. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, operate manufacturing equipment, and build assemblies. Ability to carry up to 50 pounds. PPE for production and PPE for infectious diseases includes a facial mask, respirator, safety glasses, and protective gloves as necessary. These ADA and FEHA requirements are not inclusive of the performed and responsibilities to be held by the candidate.

About Edge Autonomy

Edge Autonomy is a leader in providing innovative autonomous systems, advanced optics, and resilient energy solutions to the US Department of Defense, the US Federal Civilian Agencies, allied governments, academic institutions, and commercial entities. Edge Autonomy draws on a 34+ year history of aerospace engineering, advanced manufacturing expertise, and technologically advanced manufacturing.

With our headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA and key production capabilities abroad, Edge Autonomy’s 300+ team members can deliver results at home and abroad. Learn more at

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