Cutting Tool Specialist (Ref Id: 014.20)

Melrose Industries PLC El Cajon , CA 92020

Posted 2 months ago

Date: Feb 18, 2020

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world's advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN El Cajon manufactures lightweight structures for high performance aerospace applications, specializing in lightweight titanium and aluminum alloy engine components including rings, modules, ducts and compressor cases. GKN Aerospace - El Cajon also repairs fan blades and cases for jet engines. We are currently accepting applications for a Technician Tooling / Cutting Tool Specialist to assist with the testing and implementation of new cutting tools.

Job Purpose

Technician Tooling / Cutting Tool Specialist Candidates will have a strong hands-on machining background with experience applying cutting tools in various work piece materials and past experience in CNC programming (manual and with CAM systems) is a plus. Direct machining experience is desired, but we are willing to work with the right candidate to shape these skills. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work independently, be highly organized with a proven capacity to multi-task, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have a professional demeanor with the ability to keep a cool head in stressful situations. All Candidates must be able to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the USA. If you believe you have what it takes to join our impressive team, we would love to connect with you! Please submit your resume with a brief cover letter highlighting your unique qualifications.


  • 3 years experience in CNC Machining.

  • CNC Programming experince is a plus.

  • Two or more years of technical knowledge of Cutting tool applications within industrial, automotive, aerospace, or special applications.

  • Two or more years of experience in the cutting tool or machining industry is preferred.

  • Complete understanding of manufacturing processes for carbide round tool manufacturing is preferred.

  • Previous experience assisting in problem analysis and resolution.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range interaction of internal associates and external customers and in a diverse atmosphere.

  • Excellent time management and planning skills.

  • Basic knowledge with PC, Microsoft applications.

  • Possess broad conceptual judgment, initiative, and the ability to deal with complex customer issues.

Mental and Physical Demands

  • Able to work "on-call"

  • Able to operate under tight deadlines

  • Able to maintain professional demeanor

  • Able to participate in the communications of technical information to non-technical audiences

  • Good vision with correction

  • Ability to multi-task with good attention to detail

  • Ability to travel internally within the facility site

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English instructions

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success. A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

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