Tool and Die Maker

Website GKN Aerospace

Tool and Die Maker Job Highlights

Title Tool and Die Maker
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location El Cajon, CA, United States
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 Tool and Die Maker who will be responsible for setting up and operating all conventional tool room and CNC tool room equipment in the manufacture and repair of tooling, fixtures, and gauges necessary for the manufacturing process.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Education or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess 2+ years of machining experience or courses in mechanical drawing, shop mathematics, and machining practices
  • 1+ years of experience with precision measuring equipment (calipers, micrometers, and height gauges) and reading blueprints.


  • Assembles new and existing tools and gauges to ensure proper function.
  • Performs daily housekeeping tasks to provide a safe, clean, and orderly workplace.
  • Performs preventive and routine maintenance to maintain machine performance.
  • Set up and Operate CNC and manual Mills, Lathes, Jig Bore, grinders, shear, rolls, etc.
  • Use of hand tools, hammers, grinders, files, punches, measuring devices, etc.
  • Willing to learn (on the job) TIG and MIG welding, acetylene torch cutting, and heat treating.
  • Willing to learn basic programming and editing of CNC programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to distinguish between different types of metals
  • Close attention and care are required to prevent damage to parts and machine tools.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • GKN Experience
  • Product Knowledge
  • Vocational school graduate with courses in mechanical drawing, shop mathematics, and machining practices or equivalent training and experience

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently requires stooping, squatting, kneeling, and climbing
  • Lifting or moving up to 60 lbs. independently or up to 100 lbs. with assistance
  • Pushing and pulling wheeled items weighing up to 150 lbs.
  • Reaching above shoulder level with hands and arms
  • Repetitive actions include simple grasping, firm grasping, and fine manipulation
  • Requires standing and walking for long periods
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Employer’s Statement

GKN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company ensures 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.

To apply for this job please visit

Scroll to Top
Welding Machine Types Welding Procedure Specification AWS Welding Certifications AWS D1.1:2020 Changes Welding Joint Types DCEN and DCEP Polarity