GKN Assembly Technician I in Panama City, Florida

Assembly Technician I

Country: United States

Work Location: Panama City

State: Florida

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Follows general instructions, drawings, specifications, standard practice and recognized methods to perform operations needed to produce prototype and/or production composite parts, components and assemblies. Works with engineering personnel to develop techniques, tooling and/or methods and procedures to produce new, complex and/or modified composite parts, components, and assemblies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical assembly tasks to include: Uses hand, power and machine tools to facilitate preparation, cleaning and manufacturing processes of molds, equipment, parts, assemblies, or machinery. Equipment used may include hand knife, automated power or hand cutters, hydraulic and/or vacuum form presses, rivet guns, drills, disc sanders, routers, and/or machine shop equipment.

  • Aligns, fits, and joins parts, using mechanical fasteners, and/or adhesives.

  • Follows standard and/or prototype operating procedures to cut, assemble, shape, bond, lay-up, inject, cure, braid, weave, sew, trim and make simple repairs to composite assemblies.

  • Operates auxiliary equipment used in the production process such as paint, trim and drill machines, etc. including loading and unloading parts and tools, machine adjustments, and minor machine maintenance.

  • Uses required protective equipment for specified operations. Equipment includes safety glasses, masks, respirators (note: must be clean shaven and pass PFT test), and gloves and outerwear.

  • Actively participates in safety initiatives, root cause analysis, and preventative measures to contribute to a safe environment.

  • Records all fabrication or machine operation parameters accurately and legibly in parts manufacturing notebook, routing sheets, resident paper or department documentation or terminals to ensure recording completion of work-in-process, inventories, schedules, labor expenditures, etc.

  • Inspects, measures, and tests products to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments such as meters, protractors, venires, micrometers, tapes, tension or weight scales, gages, etc.

  • Performs 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.

  • Maintains a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with all internal, customer and government regulations.

  • Supports the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment by adhering to company’s policy and applicable government regulations.

  • Supports the vision and mission for the company and the strategies and processes to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and management.

  • Works independently and within a team to meet cost, quality and schedule requirements.

  • Complies with GKN Code of Ethics, and customer and government requirements.

  • Performs other assignments and tasks as directed.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • 2+ years of work experience in a fast-pace manufacturing environment or applicable industry experience or a two (2) year degree in an industrial or manufacturing field.

  • Direct experience performing tasks associated with composite fabrication and/or assembly highly desired.

  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be able to obtain a DoD government-granted security clearance. Individuals may also be subject to a background investigation to include but not limited to: criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness.” This clearance must be maintained during employment. Preferred applicants who hold active DoD Secret Security clearance.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Basic English reading and writing skills. Must be able to read to follow written and verbal work instructions.

  • Basic shop math, including addition, subtraction, decimals and fractions.

  • Completion of GKN Pre-Employment Training Program or equivalent required.

  • Knowledge of production methods, shop practice and working quality of composite materials and machine operation. Work from information such as drawings, shop sketches, sample parts, specifications, and engineering instructions.

  • Recognize discrepancies in materials or processes.

  • Work with sketches and drawings.

  • Use of measuring instruments, such as tape measures or micrometers.

  • Perform a wide range of physical activities, some requiring fine manual dexterity.

  • Mustdemonstrate the ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs on a regular basis.

  • Must be capable of repetitive bending, twisting,and standing for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to comply withclean room regulations and requirements.

GKN Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

Key Responsibilities

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About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerostructures North Americais a leader in the manufacturing of advanced composites, complex metal structures, and aero-structure assembly for aircraft including: military fighters and transport, commercial, and general aviation. We employ more than 2,800people at 12 locations.

Diversity and Inclusion

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.