GFMO Technical Lead

  • Lillington, NC
  • Full Time
  • Manufacturing
  • Experienced

GFMO - Senior, Armtec Defense Technologies

Armtec Defense Technologies (Armtec) is an operating unit of the Transdigm Group (NYSE: TDG), an industry leader in aerospace and defense products and services. Armtec is comprised of three business units producing subcomponents for ordnance in Coachella, CA; decoy countermeasure flares in Camden AR; and radar countermeasure chaff in Lillington NC. At Armtec, we welcome skilled and enthusiastic people who share our determination and high standards to join us in our mission-critical work supporting the US and allied war-fighters who serve us all by defending democracy and protecting freedom. This position is staffed in Lillington, at Armtec’s world-class, sole-source facility for aerial countermeasure chaff.

Company Profile

Company Name: Armtec Defense Technologies, a subsidiary of Transdigm Corporation

Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products & Services

Number of Employees: 58

Job Overview

Title: Glass Fiber Machine Operator – Technical Lead

Job Family: Manufacturing 4130

Reports to:  Senior Manufacturing Manager

Location: Lillington, North Carolina USA

Type: Full Time

Job Summary and Primary Responsibilities

GFMO – Technical Lead:

Work in the Glass Fiber Machine Room (Glass Room) running complex machinery independently. This level position is a promotional opportunity for experienced GFMOs (intermediate level or higher).  The position requires mechanical aptitude and a thorough understanding of workflow in the glass room.  Candidates for this position shall have a strong work ethic, above average attendance, and the ability to run difficult chaff products at senior rate.  The Technical Lead must be able to:

  • Observe all safety procedures, report and correct unsafe conditions and behaviors
  • Train, coach and monitor all Glass Room personnel in all facets of their job requirements to meet or exceed productivity and quality standards
  • Identify and attempt to repair mechanical malfunctions then report if needed
  • Treat people with respect, inspire trust and maintain a high level of ethics and integrity in accordance with organizational standards
  • Communicate work assignments, set expectations, monitor activities, provide feedback and additional direction for continuous improvement and positive results
  • Support and assist management with product and personnel scheduling, payroll time keeping, quality and production audits, and other administrative duties
  • Follow established policies and procedures, complete administrative tasks accurately and timely, support organizational goals and values, and perform other plant related activities as directed.



  • Knowledge of safe work practices and ability to act competently in emergencies
  • Able to comprehend written and oral directions and follow standard procedures for safety, process control and quality
  • High degree of competence at the Intermediate or Senior level in all aspects of Glass Room operations to include producing at senior production rates, quality control, equipment set-up, support equipment knowledge (such as marble flow and dispenser loading, cooling water system, dryer room, aluminum metal cutting, aluminum pot construction, etc.)  and other Glass Room functions, including determining melt rate, setting bushing and pot temperatures, shut-down, etc.    
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance functions on glass machines and supporting equipment, to include marble feed jams, pot alignment, lip replacement, etc.
  • Ability to maneuver underneath and/or above equipment in narrow spaces and climb ladders - bend, stoop, and reach for potentially long periods of time - stand and walk for up to 12 hours - able to lift 50 lbs - push and pull 500-700lb hank cart
  • Must have excellent manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination  
  • Ability to do simple math calculations, read, write and comprehend the English language
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as needed to satisfy customer requirements
  • Ability to cope with exposure to noise, dust and hot conditions
  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Must be a US Person

Education/Previous Experience Requirement

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Six months relevant manufacturing is desired
  • Minimum one year experience at GFMO level

Work Hours:

  • 4-10 hr days (unless otherwise directed)
  • 40 hours/week
  • Overtime as needed

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