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Special Processor 1st shift - Muncie, IN

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Muncie, IN, 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

.Under general supervision, sets up and operates special process machines and systems (i.e. chemical clean, salt bath, vibratory tumble, and waste water treatment).  Inspects parts to meet customer specifications and production standards

Job Responsibilities

• Mixes chemical bath per written instructions.
• Chemical cleans (processes) product following designated times and stock removal instructions.
• Maintains designated chemical inventories.
• Follows all safety requirements and utilizes designated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Salt Bath (Kolene) and Vibratory Tumble Machine(s):

• Adds salt or media to system as required.
• Regulates and maintains proper water flow to salt bath machinery/vibratory tumble machine.
• Processes parts at designated cycle times, maintains designated inventories, and utilizes designated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Waste Water Treatment:

• Disposes of waste acid and Kolene sludge in accordance with written instructions.
• Notifies EHS Manager and/or shop lead person if fluoride or PH exceed designated limits.
• Collects samples from designated locations at designated intervals and records fluoride readings.
• Maintains proper sludge, water clarity, polymer, lime, and sulfuric acid levels per written instructions.
• Refers to written instructions regarding starting

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:


• High school diploma or equivalent work experience.
• 1+ years’ experience in manufacturing machine shop environment
• 1+ years’ experience operating heat treat, chemical clean, salt bath, and/or waste water treatment systems


Preferred Qualifications:


• Ability to read micrometers and calipers
• Good mechanical aptitude and basic math skills helpful
• Must pay close attention to detail to prevent damage to product and adhere to all safety requirements. 

Physical Requirements:

• Standing and walking
• Ability to carry and lift weight up to 60lbs.
• Bending, squatting, reaching, pushing, and pulling required
• Repetitive actions may be necessary including simple and firm grasping and fine manipulation.  Regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, and dust. 
• Use of hands for fine dexterity, light and strong grasping


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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Nearest Major Market: Muncie
Nearest Secondary Market: Anderson