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Aircraft Fitter

Ref no. BHN559211
Location Bristol, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our Aerospace client in Bristol are looking for skilled Aircraft Fitters to join their expanding team!

Key skills required for this role

Aircraft Fitter, Aerospace


Aircraft Fitter, Aerospace

Job description

Job Summary

Our purpose-built, modern manufacturing facility is an International Centre of Excellence in composite wing structure design and production. With circa. 300+ staff, we manufacture composite wing spars and Fixed Trailing Edge assemblies for some of the world's most popular aircraft.

Due to a continuing growth in business, we are seeking Aircraft Fitters to join the team assembling and trimming components using conventional and advanced methods. As a Aircraft Fitter reporting to the Team Leader at GKN Aerospace, you will be joining a team of 10 where you will work collectively to create a Great Place to Work environment through a culture of continuous improvement and a safe working ambience.

If you have experience in a similar manufacturing role, we'd love to hear from you!

Shifts Available:
Week 1
Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Week 2
Wed, Thur, 06:00 - 18:00

Job Responsibilities

As part of our Fitting team, you will undertake the following work:

  • Build-up of sub-assemblies and major assemblies involving metallic and composites, involving the following disciplines:
  • Drilling/Reaming/Countersinking
  • Installation of Fasteners
  • Setting A/C components in calibrated build jigs
  • Deburring and under head radius metallic and carbon structures
  • Fettling using approved setting tools
  • Shimming, Solid & Liquid
  • Treatment touching-up in localized areas on aluminium / Carbon
  • Using nut runners / wrenches and pre-set torque guns for bolting
  • Work with aircraft drawings, limits and quality systems

You will also be able to:

  • Help us maintain our 'Great Place To Work' culture by role-modelling a safety-first mind-set, and both receive and give support from/to your colleagues
  • Undertake all tasks in compliance with the standard work and your training, and raise any problems immediately to your Team Leader
  • Receive training to become certified at the Lean Foundation level and implement at least 1 Kaizen per month
  • Support your team and Team Leader in problem solving, contributing ideas based upon own experience of your tasks
  • Comply with all legal and regulatory requirements

What You'll Bring

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

  • You'll have extensive experience working within the Aerospace industry
  • Ability to work to standard operating procedures
  • Ability to work as part of a small, close team
  • Willingness to undertake a 12-week on the job training self-certification stamp course


  • NVQ Level 2/City & Guilds in Fitting or a recognised fitting indentured apprenticeship
  • Export control understanding and regulatory requirements
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles and techniques

What We'll Offer

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

  • Starting salary of £33,140.33 for the first 3 months whilst obtaining A stamp, once certified you will be on a salary of £34,625.74, plus 28% shift premium
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = well 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
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment

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