GKN Machine Operator in Tallassee, Alabama

Machine Operator

Country: United States

Work Location: Tallassee

State: Alabama

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Under direct supervision, perform a variety of standard, generally repetitive, machine tool operations involved in the fabrication and/or machine operations required to manufacture composite parts or 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 computer numerical controlled (CNC) or manual machine shop equipment such as grinders, millers, drills, lathes, autoclaves or lasers.

  • As assigned follow standard operating procedures, detailed work instructions, blueprints, and sketches; to machine, drill, cut, shape, bond, lay-up, compress, cure, sew, trim, and make simple repairs to composite parts.

  • 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.

  • Uses inspection devices such as protractors, venires, micrometers, tapes, tension or weight scales, gages, and specifically designed measuring tools, to assure quality of operations being performed.

  • Maintain a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with all internal, customer and government regulations.

  • Perform daily preventative maintenance of equipment in adherence with a predefined schedule

  • 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”.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Three (3) to five (5) years work experience in a manufacturing setting operating CNC and manual machine tools required.


  • Ability to work from detailed sketches, complex work instructions required.

  • Experience or training with manufacturing or machining tasks, which require the use of simple measuring instruments such as, tape measures, micrometers and venire gages, preferred.

  • Requires knowledge of shop math, involving decimals, fractions and their application.

  • Computer literacy, familiarity with blueprints and computer numerical controllers (CNC) is preferred.

  • Must be willing to work in a repetitive production environment with concerns for meeting cost, quality and schedule requirements and maintaining a clean, safe work environment.

  • Must be willing to work as a team player, as well as independently.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Machine Operator Qualification Examination.

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.

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.