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Laminator

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Laminator (Oceanside, CA)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the direction of the Mold Shop Supervisor or Director of Manufacturing, the individual shall:

  • Apply lacquers and waxes to mold surfaces to facilitate assembly and removal of laminated parts.
  • Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls.
  • Bond wood reinforcing strips to decks and cabin structures
  • Inspect, clean, and assemble molds before beginning work.
  • Mast off mold areas which are not to be laminated, using wax paper, masking tape, or special sprays containing mold-release substances.
  • Apply layers of plastic resin to mold surfaces prior to placement of fiberglass mats, repeating layers until products have the desired thickness and plastics have jelled..
  • Apply lacquers and waxes to mold surfaces to facilitate assembly and removal of laminated parts.
  • Mix catalysts into resins, and saturate cloth and mats with mixtures, using brushes  squeegees and rollers.
  • Place or press layers of saturated mat or cloth into place on molds, using brushes or hands, and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles with hands or squeegees.
  • Repair or modify damaged or defective glass-fiber parts, checking thicknesses, densities, and contours to ensure a close fit after repair.
  • Select precut fiberglass mats, cloth, and core materials as required by projects being assembled.
  • Spray  resins, and catalysts onto prepared molds or dies using pneumatic spray guns with chopper attachments.
  • Pat or press layers of saturated mat or cloth into place on molds,using brushes or hands, and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles with hands or squeegees.
  • Trim cured materials by sawing them with diamond-impregnated cutoff wheels, grinder, zol saw, sabor saw.
  • Trim excess materials from molds, using hand shears or trimming knives.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.       

 OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (face masks, goggles, etc.).

This position is located in Oceanside, CA. If interested, please submit your resume to careers@willardmarine.com We are an equal opportunity employer.

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