GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world's leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers.

GKN operates three divisions:
GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.



GKN Aerostructures North America is a leader in the manufacturing of advanced composites, complex metal structures, and aero-structure assembly for aircraft including:
military fighters and transport, commercial, and general aviation. We employ more than 2,800 people at 12 locations.



Job Purpose:


Direct support of the manufacturing process with technical responsibility for tooling, part fabrication, assembly and delivery. Provide "state of the art" processing technology as it applies to both materials and techniques for tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Key Responsibilities

* Independently develops approach to solutions requiring approval

* Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers

* May provide support and guidance to less experienced Production Engineers

* Responsible for ensuring parts, assemblies, and tools meet industry standards and customer requirements

* Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality

* Utilize root cause analysis and corrective action to reduce/eliminate nonconformances

* Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives

* Accountable for product development, new product quotes, tool fabrication quotes, first article development, configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, build process definition, and implementation

* Responsible for disposition and follow up on nonconforming materials, detail parts or assemblies as an Engineering member of Material Review Board

* Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production. Responsible to validate the tooling functionality and or part conformity, and production part quality in timely manner to support the customer delivery schedule

* Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance

* Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

* A minimum of four years of experience with a minimum of two years of manufacturing support experience

* Requires a thorough knowledge of multiple engineering applications and manufacturing procedures

* Has knowledge of relevant technology and is able to operate unassisted on routine tasks

* Must possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal

* US persons only. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be able to obtain a DoD government- granted security clearance.

Individuals may also be subject to a background investigation to include but not limited to:
criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and credit worthiness. This clearance must be maintained during employment. Preferred applicants hold active DoD Secret Security Clearance

About Us

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Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring 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.

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