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Mechanical Engineer (Principal) QM

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Responsible for robust manufacturing process selection, implementation and control of products, and reporting status of the assigned products to meet stakeholder requirements within GKN business and customers.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Establishes the manufacturing process, procedures and production layouts as appropriate and required
  • Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures and other functions that affect product performance to reach business case hours and cost
  • Incorporates inspection and test requirements into the production plan
  • Selects tools to verify their efficiency and performs root cause investigations, initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality, and report nonconformance´s to customer
  • Develops capable manufacturing processes using SPC (statistical process control), and develop those techniques
  • Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques
  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations and customer requirements
  • Acts as a technical expert for the assigned product, both internally, to suppliers and to customer
  • Provides engineering estimates for business cases for similar product / product families.

Job Qualifications

Must be educated to Degree level or equivalent and have at least 5 years previous experience in an
aerospace manufacturing environment.
· Act as a Key Communicator to direct reports, cascade information effectively, and provide
appropriate feedback on a regular basis
· Actively resolve issues raised using standard model of GKN leadership behaviour: setting
expectations, recognition, coaching, constructive feedback, and escalation where appropriate
· Continuously coach and develop team members to ensure that team targets are achieved:
enhancing a people - focussed environment
· Maintain an appropriate level of skills and flexibility within the functional team: identify
functional training needs
· Ensure that all direct reports have equal opportunity to contribute to improvement
· Provide Employee Involvement and team management and direction through weekly 5 Box tool
briefing for direct reports

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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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