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Composite engineers may do some or all of the following

  • liaise with customers and take orders
  • design products to meet clients' specifications
  • build full-size models and create moulds
  • fill the moulds with a pre-mixed resin (liquid compound)
  • apply fibreglass to the moulds
  • separate the moulds from the resin and fibreglass
  • trim and shape the final products
  • order the necessary materials for the factory
  • identify any possible hazards in the factory and record them in a safety log.

Composite engineers need to have

  • knowledge of how to work safely with engineering tools and machinery
  • knowledge of different chemicals and compounds
  • technical and practical skills for creating and repairing composite (fibreglass) products
  • skill in interpreting plans and drawings
  • basic maths skills for measuring and making calculations
  • time-management skills
  • good communication skills.

Composite engineers need to be

  • accurate
  • willing to learn
  • able to follow instructions
  • able to work independently and in a team.