GKN NC Programer Technician - 310.18 (ASBU) in El Cajon, California

NC Programer Technician - 310.18 (ASBU)

Country: United States

Work Location: El Cajon

State: California

Advertising End Date: 01 Dec 2018

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity


Under minimal supervision, operates CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder to support the manufacturing and sharpening of all selected cutting tools.


  • Initiate machine start-up procedures and operate machines to its full potential. Load and manage programs, maintain start-up log, document machine settings and insure fire protection system is in working condition.

  • Build, dress and calibrate all wheel packs as required. Through visual inspection insure the balance, safety and usability of all wheel packs prior to use. Store wheel packs in a protected location when not in use.

  • Sort and inspect cutters, determine usability, plan required sequence of machine events to minimize machine time and wheel wear, “chemical-etch identify” cutting tools as required, package and protect cutting tool and insure safe storage.

  • Determine and alter machine offsets, alter programs as required to maintain cutter geometry. Determine wear, and alter wheel pack alignment as required to maintain cutter geometry.

  • Assemble and align machine attachments as required by set-ups, to within .0001. Insure all machine attachments are cleaned, lightly oiled and stored in a safe place when not in use, including collets, arbors and wheel packs.

  • Monitor machine operating systems and fluid levels. Insure the spindle cooling system is in working order, insure fire safety and wheel life by maintaining machine coolant levels and making adjustments to coolant manifold as required to insure proper coolant flow to wheel packs and work piece. Request maintenance as required.

  • Completes Operator Acceptance Program and Title 8 of the California Code for Fire Extinguisher Training or equivalent. Maintain activity log and documentation as required to track cost, quality and throughput.

Key Responsibilities


High school diploma, vocational tech or apprenticeship preferable or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires 2 years CNC tool cutter grinder experience, preferably in an aerospace environment with a full working knowledge of cutting tool geometry. Must be able to use required measuring devices and hold tolerances of .0001. Also requires the ability to read cutter and part blueprint. Must be able to read and understand written instruction and follow verbal instructions.

The above description covers the most significant duties performed and are indicative of the normal daily assignments. Additional duties, including special or temporary assignments requiring similar or lesser skills may be added without the necessity for altering the

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.