Website GKN Aerospace

Maintenance Fitter Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Fitter
Type Full Time (A/B shift)
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Luton, England, UK
Company GKN Aerospace

Company Profile

GKN Aerospace is a multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier and manufactures aircraft. The company provides lightweight aerostructures, smart engine and wiring systems, landing gear, and transparencies.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Maintenance Fitter who will support the Civil and Defence business lines whilst reporting to the Facilities/Maintenance Manager within the engineering department.

Solve Mechanical Maintenance issues including repairs without supervision and to a safe standard.

Educational Qualification


  • Experience in adhering to workplace H&S policies and procedures
  • Experience in fault finding on plant and machinery
  • Experience in PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance)
  • Mechanical NVQ, City and Guilds parts 1-2-3 or equivalent
  • Significant experience gained from a Maintenance Fitter role within an industrial/manufacturing environment


  • A relevant HNC/HND such as Mechanical Maintenance/Engineering
  • Experience in mentoring or coaching more junior team members
  • Fabrication or welding experience
  • IPAF training
  • Ladder training

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • Carry out inspections, maintenance, and repair of the equipment involved in our manufacturing processes
  • Repair plant and equipment during break downs including fault finding
  • Conduct minor and assist with major planned preventative (PPM) work including checking, testing, and information gathering
  • Carry out individual technical administration by the completion of works dockets
  • Work in confined spaces and at heights using engineering and building tools
  • Follow the WED/Engineering procedures with respect to safety, security, and fire policies
  • Work flexibly and take on new responsibilities with enthusiasm
  • Manufacture, assemble, erect, and install new and replacement work
  • Conduct mechanical maintenance works or repairs unsupervised
  • Monitor performance and efficiency of LPHW boilers and associated elements
  • Monitor performance and efficiency of AHU (air handling unit), air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and carry out necessary repairs
  • Carry out mechanical maintenance to Hot and Cold Water Systems and slurry treatment plant and accessories
  • Understand the relationship of other craftsmen’s work enabling work flexibility within the team
  • Carry out periodical servicing, checking, and testing of plant and services in accordance with Planned Preventative Maintenance System (PPM)
  • Instruct and advise others on aspects of mechanical maintenance work as required
  • Undertake new techniques with suitable training as necessary
  • Carry out individual technical administration including the completion of works tickets and the filling in of log books in departments


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment
  • Additional shift allowance of 16.6%
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programmer
  • Income protection
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1: 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • Shopping discounts

Employer’s Statement

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.

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