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Panama, United States of America

Follows general instructions, drawings, specifications, standard practice and recognized methods to perform operations needed to produce prototype and/or production composite parts and components. 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.

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.

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.

Experience identifying and distinguishing bonding materials from one another.

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

Recognize discrepancies in materials or processes.

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

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

Must demonstrate 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 with clean 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

Uses manufacturing processes per work instructions to layup and bond various composite materials.

Uses hand, power and machine tools to facilitate preparation, cleaning and manufacturing processes of molds, equipment, parts, or machinery. Equipment used may include hand knife, automated power or hand cutters, hydraulic and/or vacuum form presses, laser ply placement machine, weaving, and braiding, and/or autoclaves.

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 parts and components.

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.

Perform 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.

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