Preform Technician

Employer
GKN Aerospace
Location
Wallingford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 02, 2018
Closes
Mar 02, 2018
Industry
Aerospace
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

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.

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. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world's advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

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.

Company Description 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.