Assembly Technician – 2nd shift

Sumner, Washington, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKN-AT2S]

Field(s) of expertise
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

Follow 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.


  • 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. Equipment includes safety glasses, masks, respirators (note: must be clean shaven and pass PFT test), and gloves and outerwear.
  • 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, veneers, micrometers, tapes, tension or weight scales, gages, 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.
  • Fully comply with the “GKN Aerospace, Inc. Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government” in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government.
  • Administer and comply with the Company’s human resources policies and procedures to provide fair and equitable treatment for all employees while ensuring optimum productivity and resource utilization.


  • Required Qualifications:
    • A high school diploma or GED required.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Two year degree in an industrial or manufacturing field and or automotive experience in a plus.
    • One year of manufacturing / industrial work experience performing tasks associated with fabrication and/or assembly desired.
    • Demonstrated ability to read and follow written and verbal work instructions; capable of performing a wide range of physical activities, some requiring fine manual dexterity;
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize discrepancies in materials or processes required. Ability to work from sketches and use simple measuring instruments, such as tape measures or micrometers, required.
    • Position requires knowledge of basic shop math, including addition, subtraction, decimals and fractions.
    • Must be willing to work in a repetitive production environment with concern for meeting cost, quality and schedule requirements.
    • Must be willing to work both as a team player and independently.

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