Hand Weavers

Full Time Biddeford, Maine, US FMI, Fiber Materials Inc

Company Description

FMI is a recognized leader in the manufacture of high-temp composite materials. FMI produces components and products that serve a range of applications from industrial insulation and friction hardware, to thermal protection systems (TPS), rocket motors & nose tips. We supply government agencies, prime contractors, and industry and are growing at a rapid rate.

We invest in our employees. And believe that living and working in a stable, safe environment is key to career success.

Why Biddeford, Maine? It’s gorgeous, an outdoor coastal and mountain paradise! And it’s so close to the bustling coastal cities of Portland, ME & Portsmouth NH, and within 2 hours of Boston.

Job Description

Your Role: Looking to grow a career in manufacturing? This is the right start for you! FMI is looking for a safety and goal orientated team players to help support our manufacturing team in a climate controlled environment. This position hand weaves carbon fiber materials in 3 & 4- directional weaves. First and second shifts available! You choose the schedule: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm or 8am-4:30pm or 3:30pm-12am.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform repetitive hand weaving tasks including using tools and applying physical force to weaving fixtures.
  • Make needles, spools, and perform associated utility jobs.
  • Inspect products to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Lom set-up, rodding, weaving functions, documentation updates, in-process compressions, and frame installation.
  • Must wear safety shoes and safety eyewear.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Supports, cooperates with, and participates in company-wide Lean improvement initiatives

What you’ll get from us!

  • 1st shift: $16.25/hr
  • 2nd shift: $16.25/hr plus 10% shift differential
  • Flexible schedule with weekends off
  • Accrued Paid Time Off + 8 paid holidays
  • Medical, Vision and Dental (effective on date of hire)
  • 401k for retirement savings with added company match
  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Career advancement and development
  • Tuition reimbursement – set yourself up for future growth!

And the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of materials science…


What we need from you!

  • High School diploma or equivalent GED
  • Pass a physical (vision & lifting) & drug screen
  • Great hand-eye coordination
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well within a team and independently
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and write
  • Possess basic math skills. A basic math skill test will be given to candidates
  • Manufacturing experience/exposure preferred
  • Able to stand for long periods of time

Additional Information

All candidate information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.