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Assembly Technician (Second Shift)


Cromwell, United States of America

Role Purpose
Help An Innovative, Growing, & Fast-paced Organization by Joining Our Team!

GKN Aerospace is a global first tier supplier of airframe and engine structures, components, assemblies and transparencies to a wide range of aircraft and engine prime contractors and other first tier suppliers. We operate in three main product areas: aerostructures, engine components/sub-systems, and special products. We are over 11,500 employees strong with 32 locations in 9 different countries.

GKN Aerospace Cromwell was established in 2003. Our site specializes in the design and manufacture of composite assemblies for both military and commercial applications using innovative and cutting edge technologies.

Role Purpose
Our assembly technicians will be responsible for following general instructions, drawings, specifications, standard practice and recognized methods to perform any operations needed to produce prototype and/or production composite parts, components and assemblies. Work with engineering personnel to develop techniques, tooling and/or methods and procedures to produce new, complex and/or modified composite parts, components, and assemblies.
Key Responsibilities
Use hand, power and machine tools to facilitate preparation, cleaning and manufacturing processes of molds, equipment, parts, assemblies, or machinery.

Equipment used may include utility knife, automated power or hand cutters, hydraulic and/or vacuum form presses, laser ply placement machine, weaving, braiding, autoclaves and/or machine shop equipment. Use of protective equipment is mandatory for specified operations.

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

Record all fabrication or machine operating 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.

Use simple inspection devices such as meters, protractors, verniers, micrometers, tapes, tension or weight scales, gauges, etc. to assure quality of operations processes performed. As required, may be certified to verify the quality of their own work.

Perform other assignments and tasks as directed.

Assist in the development and maintenance of a corporate culture; which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, by providing leadership in issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people."

Ensure the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

Must be a U.S. Citizen.
A minimum of 1 year of manufacturing/technical experience is preferred.
Experience in aerospace manufacturing processes, materials, and components preferred.
Should have fine motor skills as some composite plies are very small and delicate;
Work well with others and be able to organize and contribute to a team;
Perform work to a defined plan and be capable of defining plans and organizing work area/tasks and people to meet that plan;
Manual dexterity and the ability to use various hand tools, shop and computer operated equipment.
Must have knowledge of shop mathematics, production methods, shop practices and be able to learn to read blue prints.


Must have a High School Diploma or GED, with the ability to verify in a timely manner when requested.

Physical Requirements

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;
Prolonged standing and have the ability to move around a manufacturing environment;
Employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 35 lbs., using proper lifting techniques.
Ability to work overtime is a condition of employment

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