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Metal Fabricator

Date: Sep 7, 2021

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 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

Responsible for fabricating, finishing, rework and repair of metal components and welding fabrication of component parts, tools, fixtures and other articles. Responsible for the heat treating of machined and sheet metal parts.  Responsible for first-level maintenance, tool maintenance and tool repair. Responsible for maintaining a safe work area, 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.


Performs all necessary job functions including but not limited to the following:

1.       Layout and set-up details to be fabricated.

2.       Fabricate, fit, and setup details to be welded.

3.       Fabricate, rework and repair of tools, parts and assemblies.

4.       Layout, setup and operation of various pieces of fabrication and welding equipment.

5.       Load, unload and operate degreasing, heat treating equipment and related accessories.

6.       Assure product quality including first article inspection.

7.       Use of hand and power tools and measuring equipment is required.

8.       As directed, assist any employee in any job classification in the performance of their duties.

9.       Perform any other activity as directed, including movement, packaging, protection and crating of material, product and any manufacturing related items and operation of material handling equipment.  Responsible for the storage and retrieval of production tooling.



Job Responsibilities

  • Compliance with all risk assessments and company Environment, Health & Safety Procedures relevant to all work activities
  • Reporting of all incidents, accidents and near misses as per the company’s procedure and implementation of identified corrective actions
  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping in designated work area
  • Ensure that any calibrated equipment used is within date                                                                         
  • Responsible for the timely clearance of work phases using the ERP system  
  • Adhering to the requirements of the GKNAF Quality Procedures                                    
  • Awareness of export control requirements
  • Responsible for highlighting any non-conformance to the Process Team Leader.  To hold first party inspection approval

Job Qualifications

Education and Training:


Must have knowledge of shop mathematics, production methods, shop practices and working quality of materials and equipment operation.  Must be able to work from information such as drawings shop sketches, sample parts, specifications, job instruction sheets or layouts, handbooks, formulas, and engineering instructions. Read indicating and recording instruments, hand operated heat recorder. May require knowledge of arc, gas, tungsten and metal inert gas welding methods, specifications and shop practice.  May be required to pass welding certification test.


Experience Required:


Four to five years experience in this or comparable classification.

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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