TPI IOWA II, LLC Production Associate (Buses) in NEWTON, Iowa

Production associate needed to produce quality products that meet delivery and cost expectations in a high performing composite manufacturing plant. Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: cutting fiberglass cloth to size, following template or blueprints, using cutting machines, scissors, or knives.; applying layers of fiberglass cloth onto mold or fixtures in predetermined ply sequence, and presses cloth to fit contours on mold, smooth surface, and remove air pockets and excess resin using squeegee, scraper, or spatula; encasing molded laminate in bagging material and bleeder cloth, attaches vacuum bagging apparatus; dispensing, handling, and applying composite resins and adhesives; trimming, drilling, grinding, sanding and finishing cured parts to specifications, using templates, fixtures, tools and power tools; pre-fitting and assembling cured parts into assemblies or subassemblies, using jigs, fixtures, power tools, and fasteners, such as rivets and bolts; following all safety practices and procedures; safely performing tasks such as applying bondo and paint, operating palm sander and other basic hand tools, handling chemicals (resin, paste, acetone), laying fiberglass and balsa core, operating cranes, etc...Education: High school diploma or equivalent strongly preferred; basic reading, writing, math and listening skills; ability to read a tape measure; strong eye-hand coordination; two year's previous manufacturing or industrial experience or vocational training preferred; strong work ethnic and attention to detail and quality; commitment to mastering the craft of blade building and has chosen this position as a career path. The learning curve is about six months before all duties are mastered.Physical skills and abilities:Job seekers must be willing and able to work