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Manufacturing Engineer - Planning (Chemical Processing, Painting, Heat Treatment)

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.


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

Our new Manufacturing Engineer (Planning) will provide Manufacturing Engineering (ME) support to the business to enable the achievement of business targets. With technical knowledge & experience of Chemical Processing, Painting, Heat Treatment & Flaw Detection, they will  assist in the resolution of cell related issues, and the reduction and elimination of non-conformance. They will establish the most cost effective route of manufacture achieving the required quality and meeting drawing requirements. This must be achieved whilst ensuring environmental compliance through ISO 14001 and 18001, and adherence to best practice Health and Safety methodology.

Job Responsibilities

• Responsible for one or more of the following at any one time : 
o Cell related production and quality issues 
o Determining the most effective and economical method of manufacture whilst meeting 
drawing requirements. 
o Compilation of process planning for a defined area. In conjunction with the local 
tooling engineer, define tooling requirements to enable manufacture 
o Assist/advise on the introduction of new products, and/or modifications to existing 
products and associated tooling. 
o Assist in the definition of manufacturing facilities and equipment requirements 
o Provide support for the introduction of new facilities and equipment 
• Assist and advise on the implementation and reporting of key projects and/or continuous 
improvement programmes, within a defined area 
• Be a key interface with a number of internal and external bodies at all levels encompassing 
both direct and indirect employees 
• Address all tasks in line with defined ME procedures detailed in the Filton QMS 
• Make points of contact with external representatives including suppliers, consultants and 
controlling authorities within guidelines set by relevant departments e.g. Commercial 

Job Qualifications

Must have a HNC/ONC (or equivalent) level qualification and/or a recognised trade qualification 
with manufacturing experience in an aerospace production environment 
• Knowledge of, and ability to use and implement LEAN tools and techniques 
• Knowledge of GKN and its working procedures including Filton QMS 
• Strong communication and IT skills including SAP and MS Office 
• Ability to function as a team player 
• Ability to work under own initiative within a defined programme and targets 
• Ability to use and knowledge of Global ME requirements, including PPS/PFMEA/SPC 
• Drawing understanding and interpretation 

Technical knowledge & Experience of Chemical Processing, Painting, Heat Treatment & Flaw Detection

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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