GKN is a fast paced continuously growing company, that with the addition of a lot of automation a day is never boring. The maintenance team is in charge of service and repair of equipment ranging from a 1200 ton hydraulic press to a motoman spyder robot.
Overall maintenance dealt with three large hydraulic press, two 1300 ton sizing press, two 750 and six 500 ton compacting press along with six sinter furnaces and auxiliary systems, With only one electrician on two of the shifts and two on days, in a shift an electrician could deal with anything from troubleshooting control logics to a tower fan drive. The toughest part of the job was keeping up to date with the new technology, having such a variety. The most enjoyable part of the job was finding the phantom fault and a solution to eliminate it.
long hours under pressure