Experienced Composites Technician

Manufacturing | Permanent | Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1UZ, UK

Strictly no Agencies or Recruitment Agents

10 Mar 2023


Experienced composites technician required to manufacture high quality carbon fibre composites parts, moulds and patterns for our helicopter structures.  The successful applicant will have a broad experience of composite mould manufacturing, laminating, vacuum bagging and general composite working practise and will thrive on delivering high quality, lightweight parts diligently and repeatably.  A positive, self-reliant and professional demeanour are essential for working in our highly skilled and motivated team.

Key qualifications

Interpret drawings.

Ability to create templates from instructions provided.

Use of measuring equipment.

Laminate to a high level.

Create vacuum using various consumables.

Removal of cured components from tools.

Pattern shuttering and preparation.

Understand perimeter and envelope bagging.

Ability to trim and finish components.


Manufacture tooling and components to a high level.

Apply sealants and release agents.

Prepare Patterns and Moulds ready for manufacture

Lay-up Carbon fibre material as per instructions provided.

Vacuum bag for oven cure, including bag checks to ensure no leaks

Load/unload oven.

Structural bonding of composite and metallic materials.

Use of film adhesives, foams and honeycomb, both aluminium and Nomex.

Achieve production schedules.

Ensure the facilities are kept safe, clean and organised

Attend all required training courses.

Additional requirements

Excellent problem solving skills.

Provide training, guidance and assistance to co-workers.

Experience with composite assembly techniques

Our Company

The Hill Group is a privately owned engineering organisation developing and manufacturing both the HX50 Light Helicopter and the GT50 Gas Turbine Engine. We are a pioneering aerospace manufacturer disrupting the market with our ground-breaking new aircraft and modern vertically integrated approach to development & manufacturing. Every element of the HX50 and GT50 are designed and manufactured by us, in-house, at our production facility in Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK.

We employ a fantastically talented, motivated and driven team of professionals. Working as a close-knit flat management structure, we share a common vision for the future of general aviation and a passion to deliver HX50 to our hundreds of global customers.

Hill is currently offering appropriately qualified and suitable individuals the opportunity to become a crucial part of our team developing, industrialising and supporting HX50 & GT50. Few, if any, organisations can provide the levels of professional fulfilment offered by such an exciting, fast-paced and game-changing aircraft development programme and our refreshing new approach to manufacturing. Furthermore, with such a fast-growing organisation, the only limit to your professional development and growth within our company is your own drive and ambition. We are looking for the people with whom to build our future and we’re ready to invest in you.

Our Industry

General Aviation is the sector of the aerospace industry that produces and operates light aircraft. Since the early 1980’s investment in new product development across the sector has been poor and today the market lacks products that truly meet the expectations of modern owner-operators. Hill is revolutionising the General Aviation market with our new HX50 Helicopter, which combines ‘supercar’ appearance, with unparalleled levels of performance and cost-effectiveness.


Be part of the team shaping the future
of general aviation
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Exterior Concept

Interior Concept

GT50 Turbine Engine

General Aviation 2.0

Hill Digital Cockpit

Journey to HX50

Technical Details

Range Simulator



Hill Helicopters
Unit 3, Shackleton Way
Stafford, ST16 1GY
United Kingdom

General Enquiries:
+44 (0) 1384 590700
+44 (0) 1384 590700
+44 (0)1889 228040