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Preform Technician (1st Shift)

GKN

Cromwell, United States of America

Role Purpose
Plan, lay-out and perform simple to complex manufacturing operations to fabricate, assemble or develop composite parts, assemblies, tools, fixtures, molds and other related accessories for the aerospace industry. Work on self-directed teams with minimal direct supervision, follow general instructions, sketches, sample parts, engineering instructions, specifications, operating procedures and recognized methods to perform a variety of standard, generally repetitive, manufacturing activities involved in the cleaning, preparation, fabrication and assembly operations to manufacture composite parts or assemblies for both production and developmental programs.

Key Responsibilities
• Organize work areas, plan tasks with team, perform assigned work and meet or exceed cost, quality and schedule needs. Assure product quality.
• Train other employees, as needed, to perform assigned tasks.
• Capable of providing assistance to process problems, documenting issues effectively and following up on open issues.
• Use hand, power and machine tools to facilitate preparation, cleaning, processes of molds, equipment, parts, assemblies, or machinery. Equipment used may include hand knife, automated power or hand cutters, injection mold presses, cranes or other lifting devices, oven operations or shop equipment such as grinders, drills, fork lift or tow motors, etc.
• Follow standard and non-standard operating procedures to cut, shape, bond, lay-up, form, inject, cure, trim, drill and make simple repairs to composite parts.
• Record all fabrication or machine operating parameters accurately and legibly on parts where required, routing sheets, resident operation sheets, department documentation or terminals to ensure recording completion of work-in-process, inventories, schedules, labor expenditures, and/or other documentation where required.
• Use simple inspection devices such as protractors, calipers, micrometers, tapes, tension or weight scales, gages, etc. to ensure quality of operation processes performed. Will be required to inspect and certify own work to establish standards.
• Maintain a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with all internal, safety, environmental, customer and government regulations
Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Education

HS Diploma or GED needed. MUST be able to validate HS Diploma or GED prior to acceptance of an offer.

Essential
All Applicants MUST be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
Should have fine motor skills as some composite plies are very small and delicate;
Strong attention to detail;
Manage change and solve problems;
Work well with others and be able to organize and contribute to a team;
Potential to be cross-trained;
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
Concern for security, safety and the environment;
Read, comprehend and write written instructions;
Have knowledge of and be able to perform basic shop mathematics;
Perform work to a defined plan and be capable of defining plans and organizing work area/tasks and people to meet that plan;

Physical

Specific Vision abilities required; including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus with a specific requirement for corrected vision at 20/25 or better;
Must be able to work in a production environment and travel throughout the facilities and corporation to obtain information needed to perform job functions;
Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity;
Employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs., using proper lifting techniques.


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