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Mechanical Assembler - Phoenix, AZ

Date: Jan 14, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, 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 minimal supervision responsibilities may include assembly, forming, finishing, material removal, inspection, rework and repair of assembly components and parts, per customer specification, operation of machines, hand and power tools, gages and measuring instruments, fabrication of temporary tooling, tooling maintenance and first level maintenance.  Acts as mentor for junior Technicians.

Job Responsibilities

  • May identify and evaluate patterns. Prior to removal of material determines method to remove material to meet customer specification.  Removal of material by tank by media.
  • May prepare parts for the tank by painting and patching and removing all required maskant for etch.  Uses exacto knife and scale to hand layer out patterns.
  • May perform complete assembly process without assistance.
  • May drill details, assembling rivets and brackets on segments and rings, trimming and paint touch up.  Restores desired finish to part.  Responsible for self-inspection.
  • May grind, deburr and form parts using expanders, hot dye presses and rolls.  Cuts chem- mill maskant to prepare parts for chem-milling.  Works to close tolerances.
  • May set up fixtures and operates robots to thermal spray production parts.  Is able to prioritize work and problem solves basic issues.
  • May load and unloads fixtures operating forklift or overhead crane.
  • Mentors/provides guidance assistance and training to junior Technicians.
  • Maintains a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with company standards, customer and government regulations.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, by providing leadership in issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people”.
  • Ensures the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.
  • Fully complies with the "GKN Aerospace, Inc. Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government" in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government.  Ensure subordinate staff is aware of the policy and their individual responsibility and accountability for complying with it.
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • 1 year related experience in mechanical assembly
  • U.S. Persons per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance 

Preferred Qualifications

  • GKN Experience 
  • Must be able to read blue prints, schematics and diagrams 
  • May be certified to operate forklift and/or overhead crane  
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English instructions
  • Basic Math skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Good vision with correction
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Withstand loud noise of a machine shop environment

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: Phoenix