The this scope is a public scope. You will need to change your functions to be access="public"
Follow-up question, if I may, haxtbh:
I tried to set some of the functions to private and call them via "varName = new components.componentName().methodName(argumentCollection = variables.structName);".. but keep getting an error message that "The method methodName was not found in componentName()." If I'm explicitly calling through the component mapping, shouldn't that work, even though the component is private AND resides in the same CFC from whence I am calling the method?