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Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical/Electrical) Western Approach

Date: Oct 31, 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.

The Opportunity

Our Western Approach manufacturing site is an International Centre of Excellence in composite wing structure design and production, we manufacture composite wing spars and Fixed Trailing Edge assemblies for some of the world’s most popular aircraft. We use state-of-the-art machines and operate many innovative processes to deliver components which are at the forefront of developments within the aerospace industry. Our new Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer will manage and perform machinery asset care together with delivering an effective and total productive maintenance service to site. In this busy and varied role, you will use your engineering experience for the optimization of assets, procedures and departmental budgets to achieve better maintainability, reliability, and availability. We are seeking people with backgrounds in mechanical and or electrical.

As part of our Maintenance Team, you will have the opportunity to work shifts or core days (Monday - Friday). Shift premiums are payable if working on-shift. 

How You'll Contribute

In this busy and varied role, you will maintain, inspect and diagnose faults on:
•    production machinery, paint facilities and ovens; this includes machinery from vendors such as Siemens, Allen Bradley, Rockwell, Omron and Schneider Systems
•    machine alignments (making adjustments by changing parameters in CNC control, running diagnostics etc); this includes hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical appreciation etc.
•    electrical & electronic systems (knowledge of machine tools electrically, pumps/motors, CNC/PLC fault-finding)
•    Tooling maintenance and design.
You will also:
•    perform inspections of adjustments, parts, part replacements, overhauls, etc., for selected equipment
•    work with Team Leaders to implement and maintain Total Preventive Maintenance programme
•    complete breakdown analysis to identify root causes of issues allowing effective repair increase uptime of assets and reduce risk of repeatable breakdowns
•    support the team in building a CILT (Clean, Inspect, Lubricate and Tighten) programme that provides a first line of autonomous preventative maintenance
•    maintain and analyze equipment data and history records to predict maintenance needs 
•    Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring compliance to the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards
•    Work to People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets through the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model.
•    Demonstrate behaviour at all times that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace Culture Principles 
•    Ensure compliance of PPM and reactive schedules to assets and other equipment

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:
•    maintenance engineering experience at a level which will allow you to operate autonomously; experience in aerospace or car industries preferred
•    professional qualification / background in electronics or mechanical engineering
•    fluent in English language, both written and spoken 
•         equipment/Tooling maintenance experience in the Aerospace industry
•         experience of Continuous improvement and LEAN methodologies
•         detailed knowledge of Maintenance Systems (CMMS)
•         experience of working on complex technical projects in global organisations 
Behavioural skills:
•    advanced communication and influencing skills, with an ability to influence senior levels of the business as well as establish collaborative working relationships across different departments and geographies
•    proven knowledge Problem Solving Tools
•    passion for the Aerospace industry
Physical requirements or other local role requirements
•    Security clearance to operate on Site.
•    Physically be able to gain access in and out of all machines and hard to access areas (includes access ladders, MEWPS)
•    Pass periodic Health and Fitness Assessments.

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
•    Free on-site parking, '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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