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Tool and Die Maker

Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Muncie, IN, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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


This position is responsible for setting up and operating all conventional tool room and CNC tool room equipment in the manufacture and repair of tooling, fixtures and gauges necessary for manufacturing process.

Job Responsibilities



• Set up and Operate CNC Mills/Lathe & Wire EDM programs.
• Willing to learn basic programming and editing of CNC programs.
• Assembles new and existing tools and gauges to ensure proper function.
• Willing to learn (on the job) Tig welding and Acetyleen torch cutting/heating.
• Performs preventive and routine maintenance to maintain machine performance.
• Performs daily housekeeping tasks to provide a safe, clean and orderly workplace.
• Other duties as assigned.


Shift Pattern:
Sunday - Wednesday 9pm-7am; occasional overtime Thursday 11pm-7am


Job Qualifications


Required Experience: 

• High school education or equivalent
• 2+ years of machining experience or courses in mechanical drawing, shop mathematics and machining practices
• 1+ years of experience with precision measuring equipment (calipers, micrometers, and height gauges) and reading blueprints.


Preferred Experience: 

• Vocational school graduate with courses in mechanical drawing, shop mathematics and machining practices or equivalent training and experience
• Product Knowledge
• Excellent verbal and communication skills
• Ability to distinguish between different types of metals
• Close attention and care required to prevent damage to parts and machine tools.


Physical Experience: 

• Requires standing and walking for long periods.
• Frequently requires stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing.
• Reaching above shoulder level with hands and arms.
• Pushing and pulling wheeled items weighing up to 150 lbs.
• Lifting and/or moving up to 60 lbs. independently or up to 100 lbs. with assistance.
• Repetitive actions includes simple grasping, firm grasping and fine manipulation.
• Specific vision abilities required including close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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