GKN Composite Worker - Material Handler in Tallassee, Alabama

Composite Worker - Material Handler

GKN Employees Only

Country: United States

Work Location: Tallassee

State: Alabama

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Follows general instructions, drawings, specifications, standard practice and recognized methods to perform operations needed to produce prototype and/or production composite parts, components and assemblies. Works with engineering personnel to develop techniques, tooling and/or methods and procedures to produce new, complex and/or modified composite parts, components, and assemblies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Uses hand, power and machine tools to facilitate preparation, cleaning and manufacturing processes of molds, equipment, parts, assemblies, or machinery.Equipment used may include hand knife, automated power or hand cutters, hydraulic and/or vacuum form presses, laser ply placement machine, weaving, and braiding, autoclaves and/or machine shop equipment.

  • Uses required protective equipment for specified operations.Equipment includes safety glasses, masks, respirators (note: must be clean shaven and pass PFT test), and gloves and outerwear.

  • Follows 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.

  • Records all fabrication or machine operation 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 simple inspection devices such as meters, protractors, venires, micrometers, tapes, tension or weight scales, gages, etc. to ensure quality of operations processes performed.

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

  • Supports the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace.

  • Works independently and in a team to meet cost, quality and schedule requirements.

  • Performs other assignments and tasks as directed.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • One (1) to two (2) years of work experience in a fast-pace manufacturing environment.

  • Direct experience performing tasks associated with composite fabrication and/or assembly highly desired.

  • Must be fork truck certified or able within 3 months of getting for truck certification.

  • Lifting requirement of 50 pounds with or without accomodation

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to interact cross functionally


  • Basic shop math, including addition, subtraction, decimals and fractions.


  • Reading and following written and verbal work instructions.

  • Performing a wide range of physical activities, some requiring fine manual dexterity.

  • Recognizing discrepancies in materials or processes.

  • Working with sketches and drawings.

  • Using simple measuring instruments, such as tape measures or micrometers.


GKN Aerospace is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. GKN is committed to bringing greater diversity to its workforce. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

About Us

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.