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Machine Repair Mechanic- St. Louis, MO

Date: Jan 27, 2023

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

Are you a looking for an opportunity to break into the manufacturing industry? If the answer is “YES” please read on...

As a Machine Repair Mechanic for GKN, you will support production operations by performing maintenance and repairs on manufacturing machinery and equipment. Machine Repair Mechanics maintain safe work areas and execute safe work practices, to ensure high quality, productivity and integrity, as well as 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

  • Maintain, modify, install, rebuild diagnose and repair mechanical machinery and equipment. 
  • Develop and maintain procedures for mechanical maintenance activity. 
  • Prioritize and schedule mechanical maintenance activities. 
  • Assure that plant and equipment meet production quality expectations including the Boiler house. 
  • As directed, assist any employee in any job classification in the performance of their maintenance duties. 
  • Perform any other activity, as directed, required for maintenance. This shall include movement, packaging, protection and crating of material, product and any 107 manufacturing related items and operation of material handling equipment as required to successfully complete their mechanical maintenance tasks. 
  • When assigned as Lead person: Assist and direct personnel to meet quality, cost and schedule requirements. Coordinate production problem resolutions and process improvements. Communicate with production and support personnel. Instruct and train personnel. Perform maintenance work. 
  • Machine Repair Mechanic will install and maintain the pipe between the machine and the component part of the machine if the distance as measured from the machine housing to the closest part of the component housing measures 15 feet or under. 
  • Machine repair will install and maintain all piping between a machine or a component part of a machine and the first shut off valve or union closest to the machine or component of a machine. 

Job Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience in manufacturing machine and/or equipment repair; Will also consider Associate degree from an accredited trade/technical school or program. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of shop mathematics, applied mechanics, industrial machinery, plant and equipment. 
  • Able to use personal computer and electronic diagnostic equipment. Work from handbook formulas, drawings, sketches and diagrams

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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