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Machinist - Certified 2nd Shift El Cajon, CA

Date: Jun 24, 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

Performs a full range of machine shop work at the skilled trade level, including making new or replacement machine parts. Operates all common machine tools, such as lathe, boring mill, miller, drill press, grinders, etc. as well as modern CNC machines. Understands working properties of common metals, reads complicated blueprints, and understands use of coolants and lubricants.
Representative Activities include: Sets up and operates all standard machine tools, Plans and lays out work, Makes parts to close tolerances.

Job Responsibilities

  • Compliance with all risk assessments and company Environment, Health & Safety Procedures relevant to all work activities including: Reporting of all incidents, accidents and near misses as per the company’s procedure and implementation of identified corrective actions, Responsible for keeping machines tidy and maintain good standards of housekeeping in designated work area
  • Ensure parts are produced on a ‘right first time’ basis
  • Ensure that any calibrated equipment used is within date
  • Responsible for the timely clearance of work phases using the ERP system
  • Responsible for highlighting any non-conformance to the Process Team Leader
  • Adhering to the requirements of the GKNAF Quality Procedures
  • To hold first party inspection approval 
  • Record all downtime on OEE sheets where applicable
  • Management of machine stoppages with maintenance and escalation as required
  • Completion of Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) where applicable
  • Awareness of Export control requirements


Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED or in lieu of education x years of experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of one year direct and related experience with machine tool technology and/or chemical machining technology or successful completion of the GKN mentorship program for this field is required. 
  • 3 plus years of experience working with precision measuring equipment, gages and hand tools to assure quality standards are maintained is preferred. 
  • 3 plus years of experience with machining of various metallic and composite/non-metallic materials. 
  • Ability to read blueprints and/or other drawings and meet inspection requirements in accordance with customer specifications.
  • 3 plus years of experience working using intermediate shop mathematics including algebra and geometry to determine and check angles, radii, hole locations, accessibility, missing dimensions, interrelated dimensions, etc.
  • 3 plus years of experience working with tooling cutters, speeds and feed rates and/or chemical etch rates as well tooling techniques and philosophies. 
  • U.S. Persons per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to two years of technical school or college training in machine tool technology is highly desired.
  • 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.

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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