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Panama, United States of America

Utilizing prior experience can independently perform the following tasks: 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.

Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required.

6+ years of work experience in a fast-pace manufacturing environment or applicable industry experience. A two (2) year degree in an industrial or manufacturing field may be considered in lieu of two (2) years of work experience. A certified FAA Airframe & Powerplant license (or equivalent military certification) or a Bachelor’s Degree in a industrial or manufacturing field may be considered in lieu of three (3) years of work experience.

3+ year direct experience performing tasks associated with composite fabrication and/or relevant mechanical assembly required. Must show proficiency in assembly technician skills.

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

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

Complete OV training and certification in a minimum of two OV areas. Be able to maintain OV certification.

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

Experience of training, guiding or coaching less experienced personnel in a production manufacturing environment.

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.

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 period 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
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 and/complex 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 and advises other employees on the proper protective equipment for their work area including setting an excellent safe example for the work team. 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.

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