Composite Solutions is a small-but-growing manufacturer of composite parts for the aerospace industry located in small-town Sumner, WA. At CSC we build wing lockers, helicopter components, and much more, including a fledgling drone program! We are looking for a flexible and dependable, Finisher able work 2nd shift 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM and overtime as needed.

Job Purpose

This position exists to prepare composite parts for paint as required by Planning for each part within a required time, utilizing sandpaper by hand or by power sander, jitterbug, approved solvent, and the approved method for repairing defects for each part as stated in the Planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lightly abrades all surfaces that will be painted using 180 grit or finer aluminum oxide abrasive cloth or paper per program specifications
  • Uses palm sanders and other small hand tools as necessary
  • Inspects part(s) for holes, surface defects, pits, pinholes, resin starvation and any other defect
  • Uses an approved wipe cloth and an approved solvent to remove all sanding residue
  • Cleans part to remove any residue after trimming or previous operation by using an approved solvent and/or sandpaper of 180 grit or finer as necessary
  • Pulls part(s) to be prepped from priority table
  • Ensures work tables are free and clear of bondo, pinhole and sanding residue before starting
  • Ensures tools are in good working order. Performs daily maintenance for power tools to keep in good running order. Cleans off residue daily from sanding, bondo and pinhole
  • Processes defects per Manufacturing planning for that part, based on inspection
  • Performs clean up operations as required by Lead or Supervisor
  • Complete MO Operations
  • May be required to train employees in current or similar roles.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to understand work instructions in English written and/or orally given
  • One (1) year of experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Must be able to use palm sanders and other small hand tools
  • Must have ability to read and carry out instructions on operation sheets and inspection records
  • Must have strong communication skills, written and oral
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must have excellent manual dexterity and hand eye coordination

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to stand without support (up to eight hours per day), bending/leaning over, and walking; occasional climbing, stooping, crouching, kneeling and sitting without support
  • Occasional lifting, pushing and pulling tools that weigh over 50 pounds, with assistance
  • Must wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) specified by the position's Job Hazard Analysis such as eye protection and hand protection. All PPE must be stored at CSC.
  • May be required to handle hazardous materials

Composite Solutions Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available.

Full time
Salary Range
$27,000.00 - 36,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Sumner, WA 98390, US