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GKN Aerospace Manufacturing Engineer - Product & Planning in El Cajon, United States

Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities.

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer will provide Engineering capability to operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing engineering and problem solving skills. Accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Job Responsibilities

• Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives. • Responsible for the development of manufacturing process solutions to complex problems. • Accountable for the implementation of production planning, from original concept through to production. • Design these processes to a high level of process capability through utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite. • Accountable for product development, first article development, configuration changes, build process definition and implementation. • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards. • Responsible for the development of technical solutions to complex problems within GKN Aerospace, our customers and suppliers. • Deliver technical support of manufacturing process development and integration for production. • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances. • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor Degree in Engineering, or in lieu of degree 5+ years of manufacturing engineering or other relevant manufacturing experience. • 2 years of manufacturing engineering experience • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder/Permanent Resident.

Additional Qualifications:

• Previous GKN experience preferred • Fabrication, machining, welding and assembly experience preferred • Experience with NX is a plus • Aerospace experience is strongly preferred • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000 • Training and/or experience in lean tools and techniques (Practical Problem Solving, A3, PFMEA and /or Fishbone diagrams) • Project / Program Management • Familiarity with AS9145 APQP process or equivalent • Ability to read, write and comprehend blueprints, ASME Y14.5 • Ability to use test equipment and inspection equipment • CAD and or various computer systems, NX preferred • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely • Fluent in English language, both written and spoken

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology. ​