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Trainee Composite Laminator

Requisition ID:  119990
Business Unit:  E&E Loughborough FS&C (1125)

Loughborough, LEC, United Kingdom, LE12 9EQ

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”.
These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today.   With facilities worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe. 


Role Summary

The successful candidate will be employed to learn, develop and enhance their own skills to become able to independently operate as a multi-skilled, adaptable Composite Laminator.

Working with pre-preg carbon fibre, the Trainee Composite Laminator will be responsible for kitting, layup, bagging and de-bagging of the component. The successful candidate will be trained to work to complex engineering drawings and with moulds to produce high precision composite components.

Core Responsibilities

  • Carry out Tool preparation,(Clean and apply Release Agent)
  • Kitting and lay-up operations, (Cutting kit of materials for build sequence, Warp and Weft. Lay up material on to mould surface correct orientation and build sequence.)
  • Understanding of Shelf Life of Materials would be an advantage.
  • Vacuum bagging techniques (Manufacture breather bag material kit)
  • Cure operations to agreed engineering methods and processes using various plant and process equipment (Autoclaves, Ovens and Vacuum pumps).
  • Supports and conforms to Quality procedures to maintain compliance, by ensuring adherence to the defined processes and procedures.
  • Operate within all Meggitt and Health and Safety at work Regulations.
  • Attendance of start of shift meeting with team to understand the teams targets, any key issues / problems and any other communications (e.g. visits, health & safety issues etc)
  • Detects and escalates any issues to team leaders in timely manner

Skills, Knowledge & Responsibilities

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Good/Strong/Excellence verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to read drawings
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Team building Skills
  • Decision making skills

Meggitt are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business. We strongly believe that building a culture of respect and appreciation, will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.

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