Share this Job

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer (Night Shift)

Date: Sep 11, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

A Truly Global Business 
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 41 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.

Job Summary

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. Our new Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer (Night Shift) will join a friendly team who work effectively and efficiently on machine tool/plant breakdown and repairs. They handle the calibration, planned scheduled maintenance and all associated tasks on both conventional and CNC machine tools and plant. 

Nightshift premium + overtime. This is a permanent role, hours of work approx 43. The shift will be a 7 day fortnight over the nightshift, to work 2 Saturdays per month on a 17 week rotation: employee will work either Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday night, with 2 Saturday shifts each month. Shift patterns not guaranteed.

Job Responsibilities

They will maintain and diagnose faults on:

  • Machine Tools/Plant: Tool axes including linear guides / rails, motors, gearboxes, lead screws, bearings
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems including counter balance circuits, hydraulic clamping, hydraulic motors, rams, cylinders
  • Machine alignments: Checking and correction of machine alignments, by clocking bars, datum holes and slip gauges, laser alignments, ball bar tests
  • Correction by changing parameters in CNC. control, testing with machine cuts/machine cycles
  • Plant: Swarf conveyors, coolant systems, centrifuges, cranes, presses, ovens, pipe benders etc
  • Electrical appreciation: Knowledge of machine tools electrically including machine parameters diagnostics and calibration

Other Duties:

  • Cleaning, driving, rigging, slinging & assisting with out of trade activity
  • Work with sub contractors when required
  • Demonstrate improvements to plant reliability and availability
  • Inputting of job records using electronic data collection (CONCEPT)
  • Champion ‘Export Control’ compliance activities, ensuring you and where applicable, members of your team, adhere to the site ‘Technology Control Plan (TCP)’, guaranteeing compliance with Export Control Regulations, controls, training and systems.
  • Compliance with all risk assessments and company Environment, Health & Safety Procedures relevant to all work activities.  Reporting of 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)

Job Qualifications

  • Must have a technician level qualification (HNC or City & Guilds Part 3) and post apprenticeship experience in the maintenance of machine tools and factory plant
  • Understanding of Export Control and regulatory requirements
  • Self-motivated, working without direct supervision
  • Physically able to bend in and out of machines
  • Two way communication
  • Customer-focussed
  • Team Working
  • Drive & Commitment


What We’ll Offer
Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Nightshift premium + overtime
  • 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
  • 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.


5 Principles