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Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Dec 8, 2022

Location: Luton, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About GKN Aerospace

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.
 

Job Summary

The Maintenance Mechanic will be based at our Luton site supporting our Civil and Defence business lines whilst reporting to the Facilities & Maintenance Manager, the incumbent will be required to participate in the maintenance on call rota in this full time role and the incumbent will have the flexibility to work from home for up to 1 day per week dependent on the needs of the business. The Maintenance Mechanic will solve Mechanical Maintenance issues including repairs without supervision and to a safe standard.

Established in 1993, GKN Aerospace in Luton is a world leader in commercial and military ice protection systems and transparencies. Offering a full range of capabilities; design, analysis, testing, certification and manufacture of electro-thermal ice protection, military fast jet canopies and flight deck windows to over 20 programmes including: Boeing 787, Dreamliner, Airbus A320, AgustaWestland, AW101, Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed, Martin F-22 Raptor. Our customers include Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopters, Textron, BAE Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Leonardo. Our Luton site is home to 400+ employees and onsite facilities including onsite parking, canteen, vending machines and showers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct minor and assist with major planned preventative (PPM) work including checking, testing and information gathering
  • Carry out individual technical administration by the completion of works dockets
  • Work in confined spaces adnd at heights using engineering and building tools
  • Follow the WED/Engineering procedures with respect to safety, security and fire policies
  • Work flexibly and take on new responsibilities with enthusiasm
  • Manufacture, assemble, erect and install new and replacement work
  • Conduct mechanical maintenance works or repairs unsupervised 
  • Monitor performance and efficiency of LPHW boilers and associated elements 
  • Monitor performance and efficiency of AHU (air handling unit), air conditioning and refrigeration equipment
  • Carry out mechanical maintenance to Hot and Cold Water Systems and slurry treatment plant and accessories
  • Perform maintenance and repairs attending to blockages to waste/sewage and rainwater drainage systems
  • Understand the relationship of other craftsmen's work enabling work flexibility within the team
  • Carry out periodical servicing, checking and testing of plant and services in accordance with Planned Preventative Maintenance System (PPM)
  • Instruct and advise others on aspects of mechanical maintenance work as required
  • Undertake new techniques with suitable training as necessary
  • Carry out individual technical administration including the completion of works tickets and the filling in of log books in departments
  • Carry out the duties of the On Call Maintenance Craftsman

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

Essential:

  • Mechanical NVQ, City & Guilds parts 1-2-3 or equivalent
  • Significant experience gained from a Mechanical Maintenance role 
  • Experience of fault finding on motors and gearboxes
  • Experience of adhering to work place H&S policies and procedures
  • Experience of PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance)


Desirable:

  • A relevant HNC/HND such as Mechanical Maintenance/Engineering
  • IPAF training 
  • Ladder training 
  • Experience gained from a manufacturing environment
  • Fabrication or welding experience
  • Experience of mentoring or coaching more junior team members


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. The Maintenance Mechanic will be a flexible and enthusiastic team player who works equally as well independently.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

 

  • £25,000 to £37,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment 


As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

Why Join Us

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

Hybrid Work Approach
We understand our employees thrive by working differently, what works for one may not work for another, offering different ways of working is core to us creating a great employee experience. We’re pleased to provide a hybrid working approach enabling you to balance your time between working remotely and working in our offices.  We’re also keen for our employees to achieve a work life balance so we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you should the role be able to accommodate it. 

Join us and keep the world moving … click on the link below to apply


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