Skilled Fitter

Morson Talent
Bristol, South West, UK [United Kingdom]
£40,000 - £50,000
4 days ago

Skilled Fitter

Morson Talent are currently recruiting for Skilled Fitters for exciting new opportunities on behalf of our prestigious client GKN at their Western Approach site. We are looking for Skilled Fitters to work a 6 month ongoing contract. 

GKN Aerospace are shaping the Future of Flight. As a global company they are serving the worlds leading aircraft and aero-engine manufacturers with three business lines: Civil airframe, defense airframe and engine systems.

Key information:

Candidates will need 3 years’ experience at least, No Certs needed.

Candidates will need to demonstrate their skills by attending a Trade Test at WA site involving drilling reaming and countersinking working with Composites

Skilled Fitters  at WA are currently working 12/7 shift on days, 11.5 hour days average 40.25 hr week (we refer to as 7 Day fort days) All days are 6am to 6pm

  • Week 1 – Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun.
  • Week 2 – Wed, Thursday

However, GKN we will be introducing a skeleton core nightshift working Mon – Thursday 37.5 Hours week.

Mon – Wed 20:00 – 06:00

Thurs 20:30 – 06:00

Rates: GR03 Skilled without 7 Day Fort Days £21.76 and Core Nights £22.61


As a Skilled Composite Aircraft Fitter, you will be involved in working on a range of aircraft main wing assemblies and sub-assemblies from detail parts, whilst embracing appropriate assembly techniques, tools and fixtures, in accordance with the appropriate technical data and competencies


  • Drilling/Reaming/Countersinking of composite and metallic components
  • Set aircraft components in calibrated build jigs.
  • Deburring and under head radius of aircraft components and assemblies
  • Fettling using approved and calibrated setting tools
  • Use of nut runners and pre-set torque guns for bolting
  • Participate fully in local continuous improvement activities
  • Work in line with Health & Safety site requirements


  • Apprenticeship or recognized equivalent qualification, desirable but not essential.
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant trade experience assembling aircraft components using drawings and processes.
  • Good hand skills and co-ordination
  • Understand aircraft drawings, limits and quality systems
  • Ability to operate CNC machines and processes as required
  • Self-motivated team player with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both alone and in small teams
  • Ability and willingness to undertake training and understanding of composite manufacturing techniques and processes
  • To take responsibility to “self-certify” own work
  • Working knowledge of IT systems including SAP and Microsoft packages

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