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Advanced Assembly Operator - C1 PTU 3rd shift

GKN Employees Only
United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
Job Type:
About The Opportunity
Identify abnormalities and correct situations utilizing LELC problem solving skills and use countermeasures in order to remove waste and improve cost
Key Responsibilities
• Act to meet Cell, Department and Plant goals
• Participate to ensure 5S/TPM activities are carried out
• Perform changeover and set up as required by Team Lead
• Perform error proofing, generate ideas and aid in the development of team members
• Identify methods to enhance and share team knowledge
• Participate in team meetings
• Promote a teamwork environment
• Support team (active and constructive role)
• Understand dept. responsibilities and roles
• Work from standardized work instructions and control plans
• May rotate stations and lines
• Understand and support Lock out/Tag out principles
• Perform specific procedures on equipment safety in cell/line/dept./plant
• Report safety issues
• Wear personal protective equipment as well as assisting to ensure all team members
do as well
• Understand and utilize all Cell/Station Quality documentation
• Calibrate and Master gages and understand gaging qualification requirement
• Verify and document error proofing per schedule
• Report Quality issues promptly and assist in clean point creation
• Keep station and fixtures/tools clean and organized at all times
• Audit cells for 5S and other shift overlap standard work.
• Verify expected throughput and PPPH. Countermeasure and react as necessary to achieve goals.
• Note any 5S, quality, production issues. Check production sheets for accuracy and completion.
• Report on the status of line(s)/cell(s) as required by Team Leader.
• Ensure issues affecting the teams are on the End of Line Boards and that EOL board is up to date and accurate.
• Create and maintain a team atmosphere by setting the example, encouraging, and providing constructive feedback to team members.
• Encourage and set the example for standard work amongst team members.
• Able to fix minor problems on assembly line including the adjusting of some probes and sensors.
• Assist in the cross training for operators on different assembly lines.
• Training and evaluating future advanced operators.
• Identify repetitive failures or issues that impact the assembly line and/or implement corrective actions.
• Address and escalate concerns that impact delivery

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

High school diploma or equivalent
Problem solving tools
Experience in manufacturing environment (minimum 3 months)
Strong imterpersonal and organization skills
Basic Computer skills
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. 

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.