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Fitter (Certified) Filton site, Fixed Term Contract (6 months)

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 38 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

The Opportunity

GKN Aerospace Filton specialises in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. As a Fitter, you will operate as a multi-skilled, flexible worker to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency. You will have a wide knowledge of hand and machine tools used in the aircraft industry including:

  • Percussion riveting
  • Drill/Ream/Countersink in panels with Vanmar tools
  • Setting structures in build jigs
  • Deburring of structures
  • Fettling using approved setting tools
  • Treatment touch-up in localised areas on aluminium
  • Use of CNC pillar drills (DONAU)
  • Part Marking + Identifying

How You'll Contribute

In this role, you will:

  • Ensure parts are produced on a ‘right first time’ basis
  • Ensure that any calibrated equipment used is within date
  • Be responsible for the timely clearance of work phases using the SAP system
  • Be responsible for highlighting any non-conformance to the Process Team Leader
  • Adhere to the requirements of the GKNAF Quality Procedures and Health & Safety requirements as well as Export Control Requirements 
  • To hold first party inspection approval (M02 status is subject to obtaining A stamp approval)
  • Adhere to the site ‘Technology Control Plan (TCP)’, guaranteeing compliance with Export Control Regulations, controls, training and systems
  • Comply with all risk assessments and company Environment, Health & Safety Procedures relevant to all work activities
  • Report all incidents, accidents and near misses as per the company’s procedure and implementation of identified corrective actions
  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping in designated work area(s)

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


  • Achieved a recognised Indentured fitting apprenticeship completed within the Aerospace Sector. Please submit copies of your certificates alongside your application. 
  • Ability to work to standard operating procedures
  • Must be able to work in small teams with Team Leader
  • Self-motivated team player with good communication skills
  • Knowledge of Export Control understanding and regulatory requirements
  • Flexibility to work different shifts

Ideally have previous manufacturing experience in an aircraft manufacturing production environment


What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme; we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    On-site parking, staff canteen and Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 
A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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