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Welders

Date: 08-May-2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Join us and make things fly
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

The Welder role is responsible for carrying out the required standard activities of their assigned tasks, in full compliance to the Work Instruction and/or Standard Operating Procedure, and without compromise to their own, and colleagues, safety.

Where required to achieve “certified” status, the team member will be taught how to undertake their tasks safely, and to a high quality level, through a rigorous Job Instruction process, and will be expected to attain the relevant certification, as measured by the competence matrix and specified in the site’s BMS/QMS.

The team member will be fully supported by their Team Leader (TL), who will enable their training, coaching and quickly respond to them if they find any off-standard / quality issues.

They will be expected to actively identify safety concerns (Hazard identification), make problems immediately known to their TL (Pull the Andon), and raise improvement ideas to solve problems (Kaizen).

They will be part of a team that will collectively work on creating a ‘Great Place To Work’ through a culture of continuous improvement, safe working and open dialogue.

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to their team in creating a “Great Place to Work” by role-modelling safety-first, a Kaizen mind-set, and supporting their colleagues
  • Hold themselves, and fellow team members accountable to embody the GKNA culture principles
  • Undertake all of their tasks in compliance with the standard work and their training, and make any problems; safety, quality, or other, immediately known to their TL
  • Exemplify a safety-first mindset and follow all GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards
  • Understand their team’s People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost Key Performance Indicators and their contribution to them
  • Become certified at the Lean Foundation level and implement at least 1 Kaizen per month
  • Support the team and TL in problem solving, contributing ideas based upon own experience of their tasks
  • Be an active member of the team, promoting collective engagement with each other
  • Comply with all legal and regulatory requirements:
  • The company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies
  • Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government
  • Export Control regulations

Job Qualifications

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:

  • A recognised indentured Apprenticeship in welding practices or the equivalent NVQ standard. An understanding in welding, soldering and brazing thin plate stainless steel, titanium and aluminium to achieve Aircraft Standards.
  • Previous manufacturing experience in a factory environment would be desirable.
  • Ability to work to standard operating procedures
  • Must be able to work in small teams with Team Leaders 
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles and techniques to support our continuous improvement initiatives
  • Self-motivated team player with good communication skills

WHEN APPLYING, PLEASE SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES (C&G, NVQ, APPRENTICESHIP OR INDENTURE CERTIFICATES) TO FiltonHRrecruitment@gknaerospace.com PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND REFERENCE WELDERS:10805 IN THE EMAIL SUBJECT

What We'll Offer

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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