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CNC Machine Operator (1st Shift) - Cromwell, CT

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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.

Job Summary

The CNC machine operator is responsible for operating the 3-Axis CNC machine and performing other duties that may be consistent with production requirements. 

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 companies 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
  • Setup Tool Holders & Cutters per CNC Data Sheets
  • Load Machining Fixtures on Machines per RWIs/Standard Work
  • Load Part onto Machining Fixtures per CNC Data Sheets
  • Machining per CNC Data Sheets/Standard Work
  • Follow AM / PM / TPM calibration / shelf life schedules for tools, equipment and materials
  • Load and download CNC programs
  • Troubleshoot CNC programs 

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 3 years of experiences working with a 3 Axis CNC machine in a manufacturing environment
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CNC/Machining Certification 
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience reading blueprints and drawings 
  • Experience machining composite materials



***Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data.

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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