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 Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.
We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.
Under periodic supervision, perform a variety of standard, generally repetitive, manufacturing activities involved in the fabrication, assembly or machine operations required to manufacture composite parts or assemblies.
Follow all quality policies, procedures and meet stringent workmanship standards.
Read, understand and follow manufacturing blueprints, instructions and specifications.
Interpret blueprint drawings, process specifications, and work order instructions required to fabricate Composite flight hardware.
Hand Lay-up and vacuum bagging of composite structures using resin impregnated Carbon, Aramid or Glass fiber materials
Perform assembly and bonding of complex composite structures.
Follow and maintain accurate documentation and time charging.
Follow instructions for handling and storage of flight hardware.
Read and use calipers, micrometers and standard shop measuring tools.
Assemble parts, fittings, or subassemblies on aircraft by using layout tools, power tools or fasteners, such as bolts, screws, rivets or clamps
Attach brackets, hinges, or clips to secure or support components or subassemblies by using bolts, screws, rivets and chemical bonds
Mark identifying information on tubing or cable assemblies, by using etching devices, labels, rubber stamps, or other methods
Position and align subassemblies in jigs or fixtures by using measuring instruments and following blueprint lines and index points
Verify dimensions of cable assemblies or positions of fitting by using measuring instruments
Ability to work with electrical, hydraulic and electrical bonding and grounded systems in accordance with published procedures.
Ensure proper fit and clearance by cutting, trimming, filing, bending, or smoothing parts
A certificate or degree in a manufacturing related technical program with a minimum of one (1) years of work experience in a fast-pace manufacturing environment.
An associate degree in Aircraft Maintenance or an A & P license with 5 years of high skilled composite assembly manufacturing experience in the aerospace industry.
Direct experience performing tasks associated with composite fabrication and/or assembly is highly desired.
Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)
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.
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