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New Job Postings in Bristol, RI and Carson City, NV

New Job Postings in Bristol, RI and Carson City, NV

Symmetrix Composite Tooling in Bristol, RI and Carson City, NV is looking to hire a new workers in the follow positions: 

Successful applicants should have basic work skills in a manufacturing environment. Composite experience is a plus but not required. Symmetrix Composites is prepared to train qualified applicants.

Symmetrix shop floor workers are expected to help with all other positions on the shop floor. The successful candidates will have the willingness to learn and perform other tasks on theshop floor, such as pattern and mold construction.

After a 90-day trial period, the candidate will receive paid holidays, PTO, access to health, dental, andvision insurance and overtime when available.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 to $18.00 /hour

Experience:

  • composite: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

Typical start time:

  • 7AM

Typical end time:

  • 4PM

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks – learn more at https://start.indeed.com/fair-chance)
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
Symmetrix Brings Metrology Capability In-house

Symmetrix Brings Metrology Capability In-house

Outside of an advanced Quality Assurance team, metrology – the scientific study of measurement – is not a well-known concept. However, the confirmation that a project is both on track and accurate is essential to the manufacturing process.

Symmetrix Composite Tooling has added high accuracy metrology expertise to its expanding toolbox. For Symmetrix, metrology means verifying that our craftsmen using our large format machining center produce shapes to the accuracy our clients demand. Fractions of millimeter tolerances over tens of meters are the norm and require exacting levels of precision in both manufacture and measurement. With our FARO® laser tracker and Verisurf software, we measure and compare tooling surfaces to the 3D CAD model geometry with sub-millimeter accuracy without limitation due to size for near real-time confirmation that a project is on track.

By coupling today’s laser technology with a modern scientific approach, metrology expertise is a powerful tool with a variety of applications. SYMX can apply this technology and use our laser tracking to ‘Clock in’ and accurately assemble large composite tooling or complex pattern geometries. Even more, Symmetrix can now offer ‘On-Site’ mold verification as a value-added service. Clients can now confidently know their production process is free of errors letting them focus on design and innovation instead of manufacturing complications.

Andrew McDonald Joins Symmetrix Composite Tooling Team

Andrew McDonald Joins Symmetrix Composite Tooling Team

Please join us in welcoming Andrew McDonald to the Symmetrix team.

“Andy brings extensive knowledge and experience to Symmetrix, from closed molding-resin infusion to light-RTM tooling, production as well as prototype tooling. His years of composite tool-making across a variety of industries such as wind, transportation, medical, and marine give him a detailed understanding and confidence that only comes from years of ‘hands-on’ involvement.  We are thrilled to have him on the team,” says John Barnitt, President of Symmetrix Composite Tooling. “Andy will have a key management role here at Symmetrix.”

In his new role, Andy brings two decades of experience in large scale composite mold making, Light RTM and heated epoxy tooling work to help expand Symmetrix’s composite tool making capabilities. As the former Tooling Manager of TPI Composites Inc., he is listed as inventor for multiple patents in heated tooling technology.

“Having worked as the guy on the shop floor with a table of offsets, to the guy in the office with a customer, I have the comprehensive understanding of composite products and whole manufacturing process,” says Andy. “Symmetrix’s proven track record of delivering complex composite solutions and verifying large scale geometries to submillimeter accuracy is pretty easy for me to get enthusiastic about.”

Andy grew up in California and studied Manufacturing Engineering and Plastics at Western Washington University before moving to the “right” coast. He is an automotive enthusiast and a Formula 1 racing fanatic. He lives with his family in Rhode Island.

Zero Emissions Yacht Built from Composites

Incredibly fast sailing yachts are being built with composites, and they’re setting new records in ocean-going speed. Daedalus Yachts is taking this concept of fast cruising a step further by adding green technology to power the systems on its Daedalus 80. This new technology eliminates the need to stop for fuel, extending the cruising range of the Daedalus 80 indefinitely.

Symmetrix was called in to shape and fabricate a modular tooling solution for ‘Phase One’ of the construction process; building canoe bodies and the structural wet deck surfaces. The 23 female molds not only fit together seamlessly but stand up to the post-curing process required for pre-preg carbon construction. The hulls are female-molded, vacuum-cured carbon and epoxy foam sandwich construction. The infused carbon-fiber molds match the thermal expansion properties of these materials, ensuring accurate final shapes for the hulls.

The Daedalus 80 is currently under construction in North Carolina. Read more on their website.

 

Newest Back Cove is Designed for Outboards

The first Back Cove with outboard engines features an entirely new hull that was designed using the power of computational fluid dynamics. From this sophisticated design, Symmetrix shaped a single-piece FRP production mold that will accommodate Back Cove’s infusion construction process and deliver the highest level of finish over the many expected pulls.

The hull, fitted with a standard bow thruster and designed specifically for outboard propulsion, offers cruise and top-end speeds approximately 10 knots faster than the traditional, single diesel engine Back Cove. Sea trials will take place in August, and the Back Cover 34O will debut at the 2018 Newport International Boat Show. Read more on the Back Cove Yachts website. 

 

Composite Autonomous Aircraft

Valkyrie Systems Aerospace came to us to shape a prototype of their latest unmanned aerial vehicle. The “Eagle” is amphibious, hovers like a helicopter, and flies with the power of a fighter jet.

Utilizing our 360-degree tooling capabilities, we created a precise one-quarter scale model of the Eagle. Our 5-axis machine, combined with the experience of our engineering and build teams, allowed us to create geometry that would otherwise be impossible to remove from a mold. In addition, the machined piece is more accurate than a hand-built model and was shaped in a matter of hours.

Cut from a single block of foam (with the exception of the winglets), the one-quarter scale model has a wingspan of 7.7 feet, measures 5.2 feet from nose to tail, and has a body height of 1.6 feet. The winglets were cut separately and shaped with keyways for attachment to the wings.

To learn more about this  UAV, visit the Valkyrie Systems Aerospace website.