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Bonding Mechanic - St. Louis, MO (Short Term Assignment)

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: St Louis, MO, 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

Bonding Mechanics will support manufacturing operation commitments. Bonding Mechanic will perform fabrication, assembly, painting, rework and repair of composite aircraft products. Includes, but not limited to, operation of machines, fabrication of temporary tooling, tooling maintenance and first level maintenance related to composite products. Bonding Mechanics ensure safe work practices, for high quality, for high productivity, for integrity, and for compliance with Company instructions and directives, including the Company’s prohibition against discrimination and harassment. 

This is an hourly paid, non-exempt, unionized position, under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO collective bargaining unit. This position comes with full benefits options and paid time off.


(GKN site closure: December 2023)

Job Responsibilities

  • Layup and bond various material.
  • Assemble composite components and sub-assemblies.
  • Operate all machines, processes (including chemical processes) and related procedures.
  • Fabricate shop aids, required tooling, test specimens and developmental parts.
  • Assure product quality including first article inspection.
  • As directed, assist any employee in any job classification in the performance of their duties.
  • Perform any other activity including movement, packaging, protection and crating of material, product, equipment, supplies, other manufacturing related items, and operation of material handling equipment.  Responsible for the storage and retrieval of production tooling.

Job Qualifications

High School diploma or GED equivalent
Recent graduate or currently enrolled in Advanced Machining Trade School, Technical College, or University.
US Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in production or manufacturing assembly
Knowledge of shop mathematics, production methods, shop practices and working quality of composite materials and machine operation. 
Working knowledge of mechanical drawings, shop sketches, sample parts, specifications and engineering instructions. 


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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