Senior Composite Technician

Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace

bertram, tx, usa
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2023


Firefly Aerospace Inc. is an American end-to-end space transportation company committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch and spacecraft vehicles. Firefly’s launch vehicles utilize common technologies, manufacturing infrastructure, and launch capabilities, providing LEO launch solutions for up to ten metric tons of payload. Combined with Firefly’s in-space vehicles, such as the Space Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Blue Ghost Lunar Lander, Firefly provides the space industry with a single source for missions from LEO to the surface of the Moon or beyond.


Come help us build Rockets! Location is in Briggs, TX, north of Cedar Park. Composite technicians manufacture all production and development primary structures, tanks and secondary structures from raw fiber through delivery to the integration line. The Alpha vehicle is the only American all-composite rocket and composites will fundamentally set Firefly above the competitors. As a core strength, we seek composite technicians with a diverse knowledge base along the entire manufacturing line. We are hiring for 2nd Shift.


  • Train and mentor newer composite technicians on industry standards and Firefly specific processes
  • Provide a production perspective on development hardware and support planning for production readiness
  • Support con-ops and tooling design meetings for future products
  • Improve composite operations and product designs with engineering
  • Constantly improve the fabrication operations and drive efficiency projects from the ground up
  • Perform all the steps in making aerospace grade composite parts, including but not limited to:
    • Cut carbon using hand tools to high tolerance
    • Perform bonding operations (abrade, clean, prep adhesives, etc)
    • Hand lamination of various materials including (carbon, glass, Kevlar, film adhesives and foam or metallic cores)
    • Perform full vacuum bag cure cycles from running instrumentation, debulking through monitoring oven runs
    • Cure materials per mfr spec

Material handling pursuant to AS9100


  • 4+ years in glass or carbon lay-up shop
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Meticulous craftsmanship
  • Demonstrated ability to drill and lay out precision holes
  • Proficient use of
    • Pneumatic tools
    • Hand tools
    • Power tools
    • Precision measurement instruments
  • Familiarity working with and conforming to drilling, laminating, and assembly prints
  • Experience working with material data sheets
  • Shop organization and cleanliness
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Automatic fiber placement, filament winding, Thermoforming experience is beneficial.

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, pet Insurance, and flexible PTO options.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.