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Technician - Manufacturing Engineering - CAM-El Cajon, CA

Date: Sep 7, 2021

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


Support Operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing engineering and problem solving skills. Contribute to delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Job Responsibilities


•    Support the development of NC Programming solutions to complex problems through:
•    The implementation of NC Programs, from original concept through to production. Develop NC Programming solutions for high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such.
•    Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
•    Support the development of technical solutions to problems within GKN Aerospace
•    Provide technical input of manufacturing process development and integration for production.  
•    Support root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
•    Participate in positive, team relationships with internal co-workers
•    Continuously improve production processes by supporting Lean initiatives.

Job Qualifications


Basic Qualifications:

•    5+ years of experience in numerical control parts programming for multi axis machining centers and\or turning centers.
•    3+ years of experience utilizing Siemens NX and Vericut.
•    3+ years of experience reading and interpreting blueprint, drawing and ANSI Y14.5 specifications

Preferred Qualifications:

•    GKN Experience
•    Good communication skills and understanding of why they are important
•    Ability to apply basic knowledge and skills to own work
•    Identifies opportunities to improve performance
•    Understands situations by analyzing them logically
•    Able to apply basic knowledge and skills to own work and only limited by experience

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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