Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer

Job Description

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Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities.

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

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Job Summary

“Together We Rise”
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers. Based at our Luton manufacturing plant you’ll do just that. Established in 1993, GKN Aerospace in Luton is a world leader in commercial and military ice protection systems and transparencies. Offering a full range of capabilities; design, analysis, testing, certification and manufacture of electro-thermal ice protection, military fast jet canopies and flight deck windows to over 20 programmes including: Boeing 787, Dreamliner, Airbus A320, AgustaWestland, AW101, Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed, Martin F-22 Raptor. Our customers include Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopters, Textron, BAE Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Leonardo. Our Luton site is home to 400+ employees and onsite facilities including onsite parking, canteen, vending machines and showers.

As the Maintenance Engineer you will be based at our Luton site supporting our Civil and Defence business lines whilst reporting to the Facilities & Maintenance Manager within our engineering department. The Maintenance Engineer will perform machinery and facility asset care together with aiding the delivery of an effective and total productive maintenance service to site. You will join a team of six and support the application of engineering concepts for the optimization of assets, procedures and departmental budgets to achieve better maintainability, reliability, and availability.

The Maintenance Engineer will be required to work a weekly alternating shift pattern: Shift A: Monday to Thursday 6am to 2pm and Friday 6am to 11am. Shift B: Monday to Thursday 2pm to 10pm and Friday 11am to 4pm (shift allowance payable) and there is the opportunity (optional) to be on our on call rota (with additional premium).

Job Responsibilities

• Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring compliance to the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards
• Work with Maintenance Engineering leadership in deployment of a preventative maintenance system
• Input and support condition based and predictive maintenance programme – thermography, oil analysis, vibration, ultrasonic, etc.
• Support practical problem solving and corrective action of assets breakdown
• Perform inspections of adjustments, parts, part replacements, overhauls, etc., for selected equipment
• Maintain and analyse equipment data and history records to predict maintenance needs
• Assessing required maintenance tools and skills required for efficient maintenance of equipment.
• Perform and demonstrate knowledge in Machine alignments, Hydraulics, pneumatics, Electrical appreciation etc.
• Demonstrate behaviour at all times that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace Culture Principles

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How You’ll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

• Experience in a Facilities or Maintenance Engineering role within an Industrial or Manufacturing environment
• Significant Technical expertise in Maintenance or Facilities
• Proven experience in structured Problem Solving
• Good communication skills


• Professional qualification in engineering
• Experience of Continuous improvement and LEAN methodologies
• Lean or Six Sigma certification by a reputable certifying body or benchmark company
• Equipment/building maintenance experience in the Aerospace industry
• Experience in Maintenance Systems (CMMS)

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do. The Maintenance Engineer will have excellent communication and influencing skills, with an ability to influence senior levels of the business as well as establish collaborative working relationships cross-functionally within the business.

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What We’ll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

• £36,000 to £41,000 per annum dependent on experience
• Additional shift allowance of 16.6%
• Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
• Life Assurance 8 x salary
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• Income protection
• Shopping discounts
• Cycle To Work Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Virtual GP Clinic for you and immediate family
• Free onsite parking
• Local gym discount
• 50% off local travel card
• Free airport Dart
• Free airport parking
• Enhanced family friendly leave
• A collaborative, dynamic working environment

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

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We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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