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Posted: Sunday, February 4, 2018 2:59 AM

Launch Technician
GKN Employees Only
Country: United States
Work Location: Roxboro
State: North Carolina
Advertising End Date: Not Specified
Job Type: Regular
About The Opportunity
Responsible for the initial phases of development and installation of Vertical Cells. LaunchTechnicians also train Vertical Cell Coordinators and Vertical Technicians on the operation and maintenance of the new Vertical Cell equipment.
Key Responsibilities
- Assist in machine design reviews from an operator basis.
- Prepare for cell prove-off visits at the vendors; make sure all required tools, drawings, and paperwork are available for the prove-off.
- Act as Lead Operator for cell prove-off visits.
- Train the Vertical Coordinators on the specific cell.
- Assist the Production Department with the training of the Vertical Technicians, this does require working different shifts during the cell launch.
- Act as Lead Contact for the installation of the new vertical cell.
- Lead the troubleshooting effort required following the installation of a vertical cell.
- Complete all required documentation, quality checks, capability studies and builds.
- Complete the PPAP builds and function as the assembly team for Run-at-Rates builds when required.
- Assist in the process of specifying, ordering, and stocking spare tooling.
- Perform many maintenance functions on the new equipment, including running control cables, setting up grease pumps, adjusting the grease dispensers, etc.
- Assist the Electrical Engineer and Electrical Tech with PLC changes.
- Build stations for rework, first piece inspection, and install any additionally required machine guarding.
- Any additional tasks as required by Engineering to support cell programs.
- Have a High School Diploma or GED.
- Have demonstrated mechanical/maintenance ability.
- Be proficient in math and reading (CASAS Workplace appraisal and GKN Core Skills Test (ie DD6).
- Complete either pre-employment training; 9 month Cell A experience or 6 month Cell B Coordinator experience and
3 month Cell A experience.
- Excellent verbal communications required.
- Should be able to work independently under minimum instruction.
- Must be willing to work all three shifts and change shifts with minimal notice.
- Must be able to travel as needed (International and Domestic).
- Be physically capable of performing all of the above duties and repetitive hand motions.
- Possess strong problem-solving/troubleshooting skills.
- Demonstrate good interpersonal skills. Have a good attitude and show initiative.
- Display good team working skills, adaptability to change and a willingness to learn new technology.
- Be involved in an ongoing technical training or educational program to improve/broaden skill base.
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 Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world s automotive manufacturers.
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.
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