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Fabricator - Certified - 2nd Shift - Aviation Repair

Date: Mar 16, 2023

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 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

Under close supervision responsibilities may include assembly, forming, finishing, material removal, inspection, rework and repair of assembly components and parts, per customer specification, maintenance of machine tools, hydraulic systems, CNC equipment, vacuum and electrical systems on equipment throughout the company.  Includes, but not limited to, operation of machines, hand and power tools, gages and measuring instruments, fabrication of temporary tooling, tooling maintenance and first level maintenance.  

Job Responsibilities

•    Identifies and evaluates patterns. Prior to removal of material determines method to remove material to meet customer specification. Removal of material by tank by media.
•    Prepares parts for the tank by painting and patching and removing all required maskant for etch.  Uses exacto knife and scale to hand layer out patterns.
•    Sandblasting parts to remove paint and other impurities
•    Chemically cleaning of the metal parts 
•    Working with power tools, hand tools and measurement tools
•    Masks parts as required by applying tape to holes, masking first cut parts and strip boards.
•    Strips flanges with knife, loads parts using crane and runs laser program.
•    Maintains records associated with periodic maintenance and orders spare/replacement parts as required.
•    Maintains a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties in full compliance with company standards, customer and government regulations.
•    Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, to include issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people”.
•    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.
•    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.
•    Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
•    High school diploma or GED
•    3+ years of experience in manufacturing.
•    Must be able to read blue prints, schematics and diagrams.
•    Must have the ability to be certified to operate forklift.
Preferred Qualifications:
•    GKN Experience 
•    Experience working with hazardous materials and/or chemicals.
•    The ability to work as a team player as well as independently is required. 
•    Knowledge and experience in trouble shooting or safety, quality and technical issues with co-workers, quality and engineering functions.
•    Must be willing to work in repetitive production environment with concern for meeting cost, quality and schedule requirements.

Compensation Range

The compensation range for this role is between $19/hour - $21/ hour.

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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