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EB Welder - Certified Level III / IV - 3rd Shift - El Cajon, CA

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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

Following specific and general instructions, specializes in EB (Electron Beam) and/or TIG welding on all types of metal including titanium, nickel alloy and aluminum.  May also clean, tack and weld production hardware using both auto and manual EB (Electron Beam) and/or TIG welding techniques on a variety of metals. Acts as mentor for junior Welders.  May work with engineering to resolve problems and develop new processes and/or procedures.

Job Responsibilities

1) Performs EB (Electron Beam) and/or TIG welding on titanium and aluminum jet engine components.
2) Performs EB (Electron Beam) and/or TIG welding on all types of metals to include steel, aluminum, stainless steel and titanium.
3) Cleans, grinds, and performs inspection as required to insure conformance to specifications.
4) Helps in the design stage as required on projects.
5) Mentors/provides guidance assistance and training to junior Welders.
6) Checks all work to assure that quality standards are maintained and has adhered to all specifications and procedures involving company and customer practices.
7) Maintains a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with company standards, customer and government regulations.
8) Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, by providing leadership in issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people”.
9) Ensures the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.
10) Fully complies with the "GKN Aerospace, Inc. Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government" in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government.  Ensure subordinate staff is aware of the policy and their individual responsibility and accountability for complying with it.
11) Performs daily preventative maintenance of equipment in adherence with a predefined schedule.
12) Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
• High School diploma or GED, or lieu of a degree 6+ years of related experience are required.
• 5+ year welding experience in EB (Electron Beam) and/or TIG welding, or successful completion of additional welding certification/education for EB (Electron Beam) or TIG welding.
• Must be able to achieve AWS certification (AWS D17.1) on all materials to be welded within 6 months of start.
• 3+ years of EB (Electron Beam) and/or TIG welding experience working with basic math and reading blueprints and meet inspection requirements in accordance with customer specifications.
• U.S. citizenship per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.
 Preferred Qualifications:
• GKN Experience
• Knowledge and experience in trouble shooting of safety, quality and technical issues with co-workers, quality and engineering functions.
• Must be willing to work in a repetitive production environment with concern for meeting cost, quality and schedule requirements.
• The ability to work as a team player as well as independently is required.
• Mentors/provides guidance assistance and training to junior Welders.
Mental and Physical Demands:
• Ability to read, write and comprehend English instructions
• Basic Math skills
• Manual dexterity
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Lift up to 50 pounds
• Withstand loud noise of a machine shop environment

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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