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Manufacturing Engineer - Configuration

Date: May 9, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

The Opportunity

GKN Aerospace Filton specialises in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. Our new Manufacturing Engineer (Configuration) will provide Manufacturing Engineering capability to operational and development programmes to enable and deliver zero defect projects. Adept at using engineering and problem solving skills, they will be accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Making A Difference

It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers. In this role you will:

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems within GKN Aerospace, our customers and suppliers.
  • Deliver technical support for 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
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.
  • Implement, execute and adhere to product configuration management processes through: 
    • Preparing configuration documentations and maintaining the data quality, integrity and security of Configuration Management (CM) database.
    • Deploying CM standards and recommend enhancements to existing CM processes through deployment of Lean initiatives and global collaboration with other CM teams.
    • Auditing the CM database and analyse configuration issues. Implement appropriate resolutions to audit findings and configuration issues

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion, expertise and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • Technical expertise and experience in Manufacturing Engineering, with a professional qualification / background (such as university degree) in engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical)
  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000
  • Experience participating in a global technical community and understanding of the interface with broader business functions
  • Ability to develop working relationships through team work, influencing, leadership, coaching and personal drive to succeed
  • Fluent in English language, both written and spoken
  • For internal candidates, the foundation of the ME Academy must be completed and training initiated to become a Zero Defect Practitioner and 6σ Green Belt.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme & on-site canteen
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  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’ last year.  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.


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