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Machine Operator 1st Shift - Manchester, CT

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Manchester, CT, 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 moden 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

 

Open to operators of all skill levels - 

Level 1 – Should be learning the following under close supervision:


•    Operate machines that are presently set up and running.
•    When to change cutters.
•    How to pre-set tools.
•    How to change machine tool offsets.
•    How to use operation process sheets.
•    How to use batch cards.
•    TPS cell routines if applicable.
•    How to inspect parts to operation process sheets.
•    How to use SPC sheets if applicable.
        

The following levels require the ability to train at present level and work without supervision

Level 2 – Can perform the following without supervision:


•    Operates machines that are presently set up and running.
•    When to change cutters.
•    How to pre-set tools.
•    How to change machine tool offsets.
•    How to use operation process sheets.
•    How to use batch cards.
•    TPS cell routines if applicable.
•    How to inspect parts to operation process sheets.
•    How to use SPC sheets if applicable.
•    Knows basic mathematics.
•    Can set up limited pieces of equipment or can change over machines to previously run jobs in TPS cells.
•    Can inspect first piece and submit for approval.

 

Job Qualifications

Required Experience:
•    High school diploma or equivalent
•    6+ months of Basic troubleshooting skills; such as identifying tooling issues.

Preferred Experience:
•    GKN Experience
•    Ability to read blueprints
•    Familiarity with the use of measuring devices 
•    Experience within an aerospace manufacturing environment 

Physical Requirements:
•    Standing and walking (7-8hrs /day).
•    Ability to carry and lift weight up to 25lbs
•    Bending, squatting, reaching, pushing, and pulling required (1-2hrs/day)
•    Use of hands for fine dexterity, light and strong grasping (At least 7hrs/day)

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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